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Learn about the different flowering shrubs and trees that do well in the residential landscape in Central Virginia with landscape designer and plant expert Christie Barry. Planting, pruning, watering and sun/shade needs will be discussed. Students will be asked to provide feedback in a sketch or discussion on what shrubs/small trees they could use to improve their landscape. Christie will demonstrate pruning techniques on shrubs and small trees off the beaten path in the Garden, and students will be invited to demonstrate what they learned by practicing pruning in the Garden in the final class.

Fees: Member $50, Non-Member $60

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required. 

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 $50

Register Non-Member $60

Friday, March 1, 2024 - Friday, March 15, 2024
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Details

This course takes place over 3 Fridays from 10:30 am – 12 pm:

  • March 1
  • March 8
  • March 15

Students are encouraged to bring their own hand pruners to class to ensure there are enough for everyone.

Christie BarryAbout the Instructor

Christie Barry is well-known in the Richmond area as a landscape designer and knowledgeable plant expert. Coming from a background in education and logistical management, she transitioned to landscape design and planting as a way to express her interest in and love of nature. She and her husband founded Christie’s Fine Gardening to share their passion for gardens. She looks forward to sharing her techniques and knowledge of fine gardening techniques—and making it fun!