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September 2018

Members Only
Plant Sale

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive Members Only Plant Sale.  This year, Fall PlantFest features a pre-sale, Thursday, September 13,  4 – 7 p.m. Members get first pick for our best selections of plants! Become a Member today. Be sure to visit our Garden Shop for outdoor pots and statuary, a variety of special gardening tools, gardening books and decorative accessories. Open 4-7 p.m. on this night only! Members receive a 15 percent discount during Plant Sale.

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Lewis Ginter
Fall PlantFest

Friday, September 14, 2018 - Saturday, September 15, 2018

One of Central Virginia’s largest and most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors & knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants.

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Design from Nature:
Fall

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Honor fall’s rich textures and colors in this workshop.  Create a naturalistic design using items from the forest and fresh flowers for a different, and elegant, take on a harvest-themed decoration for late fall. Designer Laura Anne Brooks shows you how to create a unique seasonal design. All materials provided.

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Culinary Evening
Bites Around the World: Spain

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Take your taste buds on a trip to Barcelona or Madrid at an end of summer evening tapas party. Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how home chefs can incorporate seasonal ingredients and delicious Spanish flavors into mini dishes. She covers classic, tasty tapas recipes that can be easily mastered for your next party or family gathering. Demonstration is followed by a tapas dinner featuring some of the recipes demonstrated along with a glass of alcoholic or non-alcoholic sangria depending…

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The Beginner's
Perennial Garden

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Perennials can provide almost year-round color in an easy-care garden.  The Beginner’s Perennial Garden introduces you to hardy perennials, simple starter plans, and the basics of soil preparation.  Instructor Beth Burrell (The Giving Tree) shares her years of experience as a landscape designer—including how to create a garden on a site with bad soil!

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Design Styles
Victorian and English Garden

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Explore the classic floral design styles of formal Victorian and loose, open, airy English Garden. David Pippin explains the characteristics of these flower-full styles, and leads you through the creation of your own expression of them. September 20: Victorian; September 27: English Garden. Bring your own container to each class. Some floral design experience required. Container details: Victorian: urn type up to 12” tall and no wider than 10”. English Garden: bring a basket with a liner, with or without…

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Pampering
Pollinators

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

They bring us one out of three bites of food but they are in decline. Discover the many ways we care for our precious pollinators and what you can do to help. Your Garden Guide takes you through the places and happenings dedicated to improving their future, including active research gardens experimenting with color, species and spaces, and a Monarch Waystation, creating a path for migrating monarch butterflies. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.

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RHYTHM & BLOOMS

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

RHYTHM & BLOOMS Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 6 – 10:30 pm Lewis Ginter Board of Associates presents Rhythm & Blooms, a fundraiser for the Ginter Urban Gardeners program. Sway to the rhythms of steel drums at sunset, as you take in the Garden’s lush fall blooms. Bid on some of Richmond’s best-kept secrets in an online silent auction, savor gourmet hors d’oeuvres and craft beverages, then close out the evening by getting down to soulful, funky jazz. All while…

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All About Honey Bees
and Beekeeping

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Those contemplating beekeeping can join Jesse the Beekeeper with East Coast Honey to find out what it takes. Jesse surveys the importance of honey bee pollination to our food supply, how consumers can take personal action to protect honey bees, and explains to aspiring beekeepers various aspects of beekeeping as a hobby and a business. He also touches on causes of Colony Collapse Disorder and what is involved in becoming a beekeeper. Afterward, visit the Garden’s apiary (weather permitting).

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Color Theory
for Botanical Illustration

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

The basics of color theory are explored including the color wheel and how color temperature, hues, tints and shades affect the decisions an artist can make. Supplies as required for the Introduction to Watercolor class are needed.

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