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September 2018

Mindfulness, Meditation,
and Movement

Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Mindfulness is the ability to have judgment-free awareness as events unfold moment by moment. Mindfulness is also something we naturally possess, however when practiced daily or even consistently, our ability to move mindfully is more readily available and accessible. This course is both theoretical and experiential. Students learn about and discuss the origins of mindfulness practices; engage in the natural and traditional movements supporting the mind-body component of mindfulness; and be supported in the development of their personal mindfulness practice…

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October 2018

Culinary Evening
Bites Around the World: France

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala on culinary this trip to France as she demonstrates how to translate the mouthwatering delights of French cuisine for the home chef. Learn to delight your friends and family using French techniques to create delicious favorites with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Demonstration is followed by a small-plates dinner featuring some of the recipes demonstrated along with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider depending on your preference.

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Drop-in
and Dig

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers.  These family-oriented children’s gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Join us to learn how fun and easy gardening with children can be! Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.  

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Building Good
Garden Soil

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Everything starts with the soil! Find out how to build your soil for spring gardening. Learn the characteristics of basic soil types, and how to analyze your own soils, including amendment techniques, drainage, and more. A garden walk shows you how Lewis Ginter horticulturists remediate different parts of the Garden’s soil. Instructor: Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.

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Drop-in
and Dig

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers.  Join us to learn how fun and easy gardening with children can be! Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.  

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OktoberFest

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden —  a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission.

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Goblins
and Gourds

Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin-painting and good green fun in the Children’s Garden.

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Garden Art
in the Children's Garden

Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Garden Art  Drop-in between 2 and 2:45 p.m. and unfold your creative energy. Join us for Plein air watercolor painting. We provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Explore and reflect on your Garden experience through art! Included with regular Garden admission. Free for Garden Members. Sundays, April – October, 2-3 p.m.   

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November 2018

Designing with Intentionality
The Charles F. Gillette Forum on Landscape Design

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

In this year’s Gillette Forum, we gather to discuss our growing and altered understanding of how to shape the land to honor natural processes, to create meaningful places that are healthy for humans and the natural world.  We act with intentionality to embrace and explore solutions to contemporary and social issues. Landscape architects and designers now see that actions once considered separate and apart from natural processes are anything but. The contemporary act of design gathers the multiple threads of…

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Seasonal Garden Walk
November

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August.  Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.

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