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March 2018

Botany and Journaling
with Lara Call Gastinger

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Explore botany and art together. Join botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger to learn how to use a sketchbook to observe the ways plants change each month. Explore strategies to condense the natural world within the pages of your sketchbook. This class meets once a month for three months to document seasonal changes.

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Virginia Daffodil
Society Show

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018

Regular Garden admission The daffodil show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers.

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Pinwheels for
Prevention Garden

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pinwheels for Prevention In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden), each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

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Savory and Sweet Pies
with Chef Anne

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

It all begins with the crust! Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala begins by demonstrating how to make an easy food-processor pie dough.  She’ll cover how to handle the dough and how to fix common crust catastrophes.  Anne says, “I’m not a baker and maybe you aren’t either, but we can do this!”  Anne will use her neutral pie dough to create savory and sweet traditional 9-inch pies and several varieties of hand pies, including some that can be frozen and…

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Digging In:
Tips, and Best Practices

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Instructor Beth Burrell helps you take your home landscape to new places in this class.  Step-by-step advice on plants best suited for the Richmond area, site preparation, proper planting techniques, and the finishing touches are discussed.  Perfect for beginning home gardeners or new homeowners!

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A Million Blooms

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Details: Included with Garden admission The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly the Spring Plant Sale), and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018

March 31 & April 1, 2018 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. Regular Garden admission Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days) during Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit. Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn (Saturday only; 2-3 p.m.)  Easter Brunch in the Robins Tea House by reservation (Sunday). Also enjoy A Million Blooms!

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April 2018

Seasonal Garden Walk:
April 3

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are 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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Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs April 6 – October 14, 2018.

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Botanical Illustration Sunday Studio:

Sunday, April 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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