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This class will empower gardeners of any level to create beautifully curated containers for their outdoor spaces. You’ll learn how to choose a container and select plants that fit the needs of exposure, watering requirements and other considerations. You’ll also receive information on how to use a planting template, gain ideas for artfully choosing plant material and receive guidance on seasonal care. Instructor Sunny McGann, Master Gardener and adjunct professor at Reynolds Community College, will demonstrate planting a sample container during class. You’ll be guided on a brief tour of stunning container plantings in the Garden and will take home a guide filled with inspiration for your home container project.

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 $40

Register Non-Member $48

Saturday, October 7, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Event Details

Sunny McGannGES: HL, 3, elective*

*This class provides 3 hours of elective credit for the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate. Non-certificate students are welcome.

About the Instructor

Sunny McGann is a Richmond horticulturist and avid gardener. Sunny is the Master Gardener at The Country Club of Virginia, maintaining all perennial beds at two club locations. She also owns a small fine gardening company and is known as the “Plant Ghost” at local plant sales. As an adjunct professor at Reynolds Community College, she has a chance to share her passion for teaching others about perennial plants. She truly enjoys making gardens more beautiful!