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February 2018

Garden Indoors:
Dish Gardens with Succulents

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Use sand, rocks, and succulents to create a dish garden that will remind you of warmer climes during winter! Also learn unusual ways to incorporate favorite houseplants into interior mini-scapes. Bring your own container (details sent after registration), all potting materials and plants are provided.

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March 2018

March Madness

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 1 – 31, 2018 Garden members enjoy 15 percent off on purchases in the Garden Shop & Garden Cafe all month for March Madness.

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Seasonal Garden Walk:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August.  Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden. (Formerly Ginter in the Morning)

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How to Draw Stuff
(in the Garden)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

For those who have always wanted to learn how to draw, or want to refresh unused skills, this is a fun, basic course.  Class time covers skills that can be used to go into the Garden to sketch what you see and enjoy.  Enhance your garden experience with art.  For beginners, this class offers a relaxed atmosphere.  This class is also good for parents of homeschoolers who want to build their own drawing skills.  Instructor: Paula Blair

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Putting Botanical Art to Work

Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Putting Botanical Art to Work Lecture with Eileen Malone (free with regular admission)  Sunday, March 11, 1 – 3 p.m. Join us for a presentation about the recent book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic and learn about how these contemporary plant portraits were created. We will compare a sampling of these captivating native plant paintings to portraits of the same plant by 18th-century naturalist and artist Mark Catesby. Attendees will discover how the proceeds from the sale of…

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Natural Connections: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Wednesday, March 14 | Pre-K–1st Grade Thursday, March 15 | 2nd–3rd Grade Friday, March 16 | 4th–6th Grade Fee Per Day: $45; includes workshops, morning coffee, lunch and classroom resources Pre-registration required. 8 hours professional development points per day Scroll down for online registration. To register multiple participants and pay with a Purchase Order, call (804) 262-9887 x322. Please have each participant choose an a.m. and p.m. breakout session prior to calling.   Wednesday, March 14 | PreK–1st Grade Thursday, March…

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Soils, Part 3:
pH and Fertilization

Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the life under your feet in this three-part series. In this class, instructor Karin Stretchko discusses soil pH and the many factors affecting it within soil chemistry, plant nutrition, and the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium cycles, including fertilization and how to read fertilizer labels. Parts 1 and 2 examined the physical properties of soil, life in the soil, organic matter, and sustainable gardening.

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Introduction to Watercolor
for Botanical Illustration

Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Students learn about painting materials (papers and brushes), practice watercolor painting skills and complete exercises demonstrating core techniques. Complete one or more painting(s) of a simple botanical subject (e.g., leaf, nut, simple flower) of their choice, practicing the painting skills taught in the class. Accuracy of representation is emphasized as well as artistic expressiveness.  Instructor:  Hazel Buys.  Lunch is on your own each day.

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Botany and Journaling
with Lara Call Gastinger

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Explore botany and art together. Join botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger to learn how to use a sketchbook to observe the ways plants change each month. Explore strategies to condense the natural world within the pages of your sketchbook. This class meets once a month for three months to document seasonal changes.

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Tree Care Symposium: Practices to Ensure Great Trees

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this Tree Care Symposium, we look at how tree populations are changing and consider approaches to selecting species adaptable to climate change.  We also examine practices for moving and planting trees effectively and review diagnostic practices. Fee: $80 includes morning continental breakfast and lunch. MAC-ISA CEUs pending approval

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