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August 2018

Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Food, Art and Yoga - August

Monday, August 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 10, 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 - August

Monday, August 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 10, 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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Grasses, Sedges
Rushes

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Identification of grasses, sedges, and rushes is often perceived as one of the most difficult activities in the realm of botany.  This is due to many factors, the most prominent of which are that grasses, sedges, and rushes (i.e., “the graminoids”) are usually small, narrow-leaved plants with unassuming, diminutive flowers – and they all look alike!  Even more disconcerting, the “language” surrounding graminoid botany seems like an insurmountable pile of un-pronounceable Latin words with no end in sight.  This course…

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Botanical Illustration Sunday Studio:
August

Sunday, August 12, 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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Brunch
with Chef Anne

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala shows you how to create a delicious make-ahead brunch for a crowd.   She’ll give you a step-by-step procedure for planning ahead, keeping you from being stuck in the kitchen instead of enjoying your company.  Anne’s hour and a half demonstration is followed by a delectable brunch featuring some of the recipes discussed, along with a Mimosa or Mocktail Mimosa depending on your preference.

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Nature’s Bounty Wine Dinner

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meriwether Godsey at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in partnership with Beautiful RVA is proud to present “Wine Like You Mean It.”  This wine dinner series is designed to showcase the important work that Ginter Urban Gardeners are doing in our community to support local non-profits. (Scroll down for the complete series of dates). Reservations and menu available at teahouseevents.com.

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Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

In this floral design class, learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
August-September Session

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am

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.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
August-September Session

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

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.

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Culinary Evening
Japanese At-Home Favorites with Chef Anne

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Inspired by this summer’s Origami in the Garden exhibit, Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how to translate some of your favorite Japanese dishes for the home cook.  She’ll cover some of the delicious flavor profiles found in noodle dishes, sushi, hibachi and more.  Anne’s hour and a half demonstration is followed by a Japanese themed dinner featuring some of the recipes demonstrated, along with a Japanese cocktail or mocktail depending on your preference.

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