Loading Events


Join horticulturist David Pippin to learn basic botany and understand why plants react the way they do when we as gardeners prune, fertilize, etc. Explore how botany works for gardeners, get hands on with plants in the Garden and close up with microscopes.

All programs are subject to change.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $60

Register Non-Member $72

Thursday, August 17, 2023 - Thursday, August 31, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • This event has passed.
Event Details

David Pippin Botany for GardenersGES: HL, 6, required*

Beginning Botany takes place over 3 Thursdays:

  • August 17
  • August 24
  • August 31

*This class offers 6 hours of required credit toward the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  Non-certificate students welcome.

Participants may want to bring a hand lens/magnifying glass if they have one, but it’s optional.

About the Instructor

David Pippin’s name is well-known in Richmond’s horticultural world. A provider of garden-themed hands-on programs for children and adults, and an educator with a wide range of horticultural knowledge and experience, David is indeed a “man for all seasons.” With a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from Virginia Tech, David is an adjunct professor at Reynolds Community College in addition to many other programs.