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July 2018

Plant It Now!
Fall Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Virginia’s long autumn makes this the perfect time to plant a late vegetable garden. Children’s Garden Horticulturist Heather Veneziano describes how to plan a fall garden and which plants work best in our climate. Veneziano describes organic gardening techniques like those used in the Children’s Garden, and  provides pointers for those who want to grow vegetables year-round.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Print Making: Inspired by Nature - July 30 - August 3

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Experiment with natural materials such as colorful flower petals, prickly pine cones, and sweet-smelling herbs to create one-of-a- kind monoprints, collographs and cyanotypes.  Then use the printed paper to create tiny books and origami animals.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Exploring Ecosystems - July 30 - August 3

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, August 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Join us as we explore different habitats, such as wetland and pond, meadow, woodland, and rainforest! Observe the plants and animals living in each of these environments and investigate their unique adaptations that help them to survive and thrive.

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August 2018

Tōrō Nagashi
Floating Lantern Festival

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TORO NAGASHI: FLOATING LANTERN EVENING Wednesday, August 1, 5-10 p.m. 5:30-9:30 Acoustic ensembles throughout the Garden 6 – 7 p.m. Write a wish 7 – 8 p.m. Launch floating lanterns

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Painting
White Flowers

Thursday, August 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Whether you are painting roses, daisies, lilies, or orchids, portraying white flowers on white paper with transparent watercolors can present quite a challenge. Work with Instructors Hazel Buys and Judith Towers on class days 1 and 2 to plan your composition and complete a value study with graphite. Study with Advanced Watercolor Instructor Juliet Kirby during classes 3 and 4 in order to perfect techniques for capturing radiant whites with a light touch of the brush. Prerequisites: Introduction To Drawing, Intermediate…

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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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