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May 2018

Memorial Day Free Admission
for Military Personnel & First Responders

Monday, May 28, 2018

On Memorial Day (only) the Garden will offer FREE admission for military personnel and first responders and/or their dependents, with valid ID card. Anyone else in the party (non-dependents) can receive half-price admission. Also on this day military personnel and first responders can  enjoy a 10% discount in the Garden Shop. Military members, first responders and their dependents can enjoy a 15% discount (excluding alcohol) in the Garden Café.  

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June 2018

Ikebana
of Richmond Display

Friday, June 1, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Explore a rotating display of the art form of Japanese flower arrangement from the four schools of Ikebana: Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu, and Ichiyo. Location: Lora M. Robins Library Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

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Mindfulness, Meditation,
and Movement

Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Mindfulness is the ability to have judgment-free awareness as events unfold moment by moment. Mindfulness is also something we naturally possess, however when practiced daily or even consistently, our ability to move mindfully is more readily available and accessible. This course is both theoretical and experiential. Students learn about and discuss the origins of mindfulness practices; engage in the natural and traditional movements supporting the mind-body component of mindfulness; and be supported in the development of their personal mindfulness practice…

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Garden Art
in the Children's Garden

Monday, June 4, 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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Seasonal Garden Walk:
June

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the collection, 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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Family
Walk & Talk

Tuesday, June 5, 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

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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Flowers
After 5

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 13, 2018

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine, and beer, dining, and shopping. Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.  See brochure with line-up, menu, and pricing below. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fidos After 5: The Garden partners…

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Good
Green Fun

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Families with kids of all ages are invited to spend time in the Children’s Garden having “good green fun.” Thursdays, June – August; 5 – 6 p.m. Good Green Fun is a drop-in program, no registration needed.    

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Naturalistic Designs
Workshop

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Playing off the ever-trending “modern farmhouse” craze, these two sessions explore arranging with the muted gray foliage of mulleins and eucalyptus intermingled with textural greens and seasonal garden flowers in both vegetative and naturalistic mass styles. Demonstration and discussion explores the marriage of these materials and designs with appropriate aged metal, rustic wood and pottery vessels.  Instructor Mary Garner Mitchell is an Ashland-based artist and floral designer who also conducts workshops with Nancy Ross Hugo.

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Storytime
in the Garden

Friday, June 8, 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

Enjoy storybooks and activities in the  Children’s Garden. Fridays, June – August; 10 – 11 a.m. Storytime is a drop-in program, no registration needed.  

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