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March 2018

Pinwheels for
Prevention Garden

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pinwheels for Prevention In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden), each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

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Savory and Sweet Pies
with Chef Anne

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

It all begins with the crust! Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala begins by demonstrating how to make an easy food-processor pie dough.  She’ll cover how to handle the dough and how to fix common crust catastrophes.  Anne says, “I’m not a baker and maybe you aren’t either, but we can do this!”  Anne will use her neutral pie dough to create savory and sweet traditional 9-inch pies and several varieties of hand pies, including some that can be frozen and…

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Digging In:
Tips, and Best Practices

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Instructor Beth Burrell helps you take your home landscape to new places in this class.  Step-by-step advice on plants best suited for the Richmond area, site preparation, proper planting techniques, and the finishing touches are discussed.  Perfect for beginning home gardeners or new homeowners!

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A Million Blooms

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Details: Included with Garden admission The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly the Spring Plant Sale), and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018

March 31 & April 1, 2018 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. Regular Garden admission Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days) during Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit. Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn (Saturday only; 2-3 p.m.)  Easter Brunch in the Robins Tea House by reservation (Sunday). Also enjoy A Million Blooms!

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Virginia Daffodil
Society Show

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018

Regular Garden admission The daffodil show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers.

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April 2018

Easter Brunch at Robins Tea House

Sunday, April 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Regular Garden admission Enjoy a Price-Fixe Easter brunch in the Lora Robins Tea House overlooking the Asian Valley garden.  Sunday Only. Seatings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.  Reservations open Feb. 14 at teahouseevents.com. NO phone reservations please.  

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Garden Art in the Children’s Garden

Sunday, April 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Garden Art  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Join us for Plein air watercolor painting. We provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Explore and reflect on your Garden experience through art! Sundays, April – October, 2-3 p.m.   

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Seasonal Garden Walk:
April 3

Tuesday, April 3, 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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Drop-in and Dig

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers.  These family-oriented children’s gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Join us to learn how fun and easy gardening with children can be! Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.  

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