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June 2018

Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Rock, Paper, Scissors - June

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Create magnificent artwork after journeying through the Garden to visit a variety of giant origami sculptures including one titled, Conversation Peace.  Artistic inspiration will come in other forms as well including Vivaldi’s music and children’s literature about artists such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.

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Garden Art
in the Children's Garden

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Garden Art Studio 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! Mondays, June – August; 10 – 11 a.m.   

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Family
Walk & Talk

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Our Family Walk and Talk is a drop-in program, no registration needed.   Tuesdays, June – August; departing at 10 a.m.  from the Robins Visitor Center Atrium.  

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Drop-in
and Dig

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 29, 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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Fidos
After 5

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Second and Fourth Thursdays

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allowing leashed dogs during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 13 , 2018. All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Please read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with…

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Starting Seeds
with Herbalist Practices

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Herbalist Laura Baum discusses selected culinary, native, and Eastern Woodland plants associated with traditional herbalism practices and how to start them from seed.  You meet on the night of the full moon to experience and understand the ancient practice of starting plantings at this phase of the moon.  Join Laura for a garden walk to observe some of the plants discussed in place.

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July 2018

CarMax
Free Fourth of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

FREE admission to the Garden on this day includes Butterflies LIVE!, Origami in the Garden, live music from the Happy Lucky Combo, a parade, and more. Open rain or shine! Sponsored by CarMax.  

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Botanical Illustration Sunday Studio:
July

Sunday, July 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mentors and students work on certificate projects together in an informal setting.  Open to BI certificate candidates only.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Food, Art and Yoga - July 9 - 13

Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Yum-Awe-Om!  Connect with nature through food, art and yoga.  Each day starts with new garden poses that set the stage for cultural immersion. Participants create epicurean delights from fresh garden harvest and explore different art techniques from around the world.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Garden Critters - July

Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Why do gardeners like worms? How do bees help plants grow?  What flowers do butterflies like best?  To answer these questions and many more, curious campers set out on an exploration of the Garden in search of all sorts of critters including birds, turtles and fish.

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