With many people concerned about the carbon footprint of commercially produced flowers or simply trying to save money, there is growing interest in cutting gardens. Lewis Ginter horticulturist Laurie McMinn discusses how to plan and design a cutting garden that is attractive, colorful, fragrant, and useful!Find out more
Learn the basics of gardening the earth-friendly way! Organic gardener Heather Veneziano discusses how to ‘go green’ with your garden, including soil amendments, plant maintenance and pest control. Heather focuses on growing vegetables in our area, with an emphasis on heirloom varieties that grow well in the Richmond area. Take home a packet of seeds to start your spring garden.Find out more
Wednesday-Friday, February 14-16, 2018 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Massey Conference Center Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Remember how you felt the first time you encountered that beautiful plant that now is your always recommended favorite? What plants, when displayed together, make your heart beat faster and always stun you with their four seasons of unrivaled beauty? Where do you turn for that purposeful palette of form, texture, color,…Find out more
Learn about the life under your feet in this three-part series. In this class, instructor Karin Stretchko discusses organic matter in soil, including the process of decay, factors that affect organic matter content, managing it, and amendments to the soil. Parts 1 and 3 cover the physical properties of soil, life in the soil, and pH, fertilization, and plant nutrition. Instructor: Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.Find out more
Pick up tips on how to prune shrubs and small trees for good spring growth. Instructor Joel Koci of Arborcare, Inc., describes the basics of spring pruning, discusses appropriate pruning times for various woodies, and demonstrates techniques. Bring questions about personal pruning problems. Joel Koci is a board certified master arborist, and holds a Masters in Ornamental Horticulture from Virginia Tech. He is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and an extension agent in urban forestry at Virginia State University.Find out more
Williamsburg-based botanical artist Juliet Kirby leads this four-day watercolor workshop for advanced botanical artists. Participants bring a plant of their own choosing. Focus is on composition, accuracy, and direction of light. Students provide materials: a list of recommended materials is sent after registration. Lunch is on your own each day.Find out more
Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting. Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience. Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season. Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.Find out more
David Pippin shows you how to liven up the short, cold days of winter by going “wild and crazy” with branches and foliage from the winter garden and some bright tropicals to add a welcome dash of warmth. Includes lecture/demonstration and a buffet lunch.Find out more
Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting. Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience. Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season. Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.Find out more
The at-a-glance Garden calendar includes highlights from the year including Plant Sales, Flowers After 5 in summer; Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays & many more!
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.
Bring your dog on select nights only!
Bring your dog to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights on select nights.