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March 2019

Art: In The Garden

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Included with Regular Garden Admission In the Garden is a show of 20+ garden and bloom-inspired art works juried by Crossroads Art Center. On display in the Lora Robins Library and Ginter Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center. All works are for sale, with 15 percent of proceeds going back to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to support our educational mission. 

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THE ART OF PLAY

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions can create connection and conversation. Six new interactive sculptures from Virginia artists will inspire you to see play in a whole new way!  March 29, 2019 – September 30, 2019 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. With extended summer hours on Thursdays at Flowers After 5                    …

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April 2019

Pinwheels for
Prevention Garden

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019

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). Thanks to Families Forward and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia for partnering with us on this project.

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A Million
Blooms

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019

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!, Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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M&T Bank
Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Monday, October 14, 2019

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! M&T Bank 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 12 – October 14, 2019. NEW for 2019! EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS ON THURSDAY NIGHTS TILL 8 P.M. AT FLOWERS AFTER 5

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Waterplay

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019

During warm spring, summer, and fall days, Water Play the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  Schedule changes in spring, summer, fall and on weekends. Scroll down to see the full schedule. 

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Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
April-May Session

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 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:
April-May Session

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 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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Rogério Lupo: Lecture/Demo
Pen Nib and Ink Techniques

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Botanical artist Rogerio Lupo discusses pen nib and ink techniques and demonstrates some of his scientific illustration techniques. All are welcome in this lecture/demonstration.

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Rogério Lupo: Pen Nib and Ink
Refined Hatching Technique for Scientific Illustration

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Start with a thorough review of pen nibs and the physical aspects involved in their performance. Learn methods for preserving the pen and avoiding corrosion and damage, and improving its function. Study different pen and ink techniques; the primary focus is on the method of hatching and its refinement. Explore how to render various shapes and forms in nature by using hatching and discover the existing technical choices available to render pen nib shading, with some previous graphite shading experience…

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