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July 2020

M&T Bank: Wind, Waves & Light

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

July 16 – Oct. 18, 2020 M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion by George Sherwood. Admission by timed ticket only. This unconventional exhibition features large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water.

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August 2020

After 5

Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on Thursdays

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Tickets for Flowers After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members.  Tickets will be available online ONLY (no walk-ups). The event is rain or shine; no refunds. Cost is $14 adults; $11 senior citizens (65+); $8 children age 3-12; free for children under 3 and members. Included is the brand-new, nationally…

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Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 25, 2020

Friday Nights in August and September Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25 5-9 p.m. Escape to a garden paradise on Friday nights in August and September. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special Friday night out.  Exciting new dining options coming soon, please check back for updates and details! Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will…

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After 5

Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Second and Fourth Thursdays

Tickets for Fidos After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allowing leashed dogs during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24, 2020. All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Please read our…

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the Heat

Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Online class conducted via Zoom David Pippin shows you how to celebrate the heat by bringing summer’s bright colors and bold foliage inside, then adding some contemporary elements to make a sizzling summer arrangement. A list of suggested materials is provided so you can choose to work along with David or create a design at your leisure.

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Kitchen Gardens

Saturday, August 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This is an online class via Zoom. During the past few months, kitchen gardens have become all the rage as interest in self-sufficiency and growing your own food has increased. In this online class, Mark Ragland helps you maintain your kitchen garden through harvest time, planting for fall cool weather crops and cleaning your garden out for winter. Tips on planning your garden for next year are included.

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Garden Grazing
with Chef Anne

Monday, August 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is an online class via Zoom. Join Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala in this virtual culinary class showcasing the garden’s delicious fruits and vegetables.  Learn Anne’s tips and tricks as she demonstrates how to utilize end of summer produce in gorgeous salads along with how to create some quick and easy homemade dressings.

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September 2020

Celebrations Abloom!
Wedding & Special Event Showcase

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

NEW DATE! We invite you to venture through the Garden’s unique indoor and outdoor event spaces and explore the possibilities! Come tour our wedding venues, connect with our talented, preferred vendors, and envision your special event at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. During this event you will be able to: • Tour our wedding venues as well as our other rental spaces for other special events • Sip champagne and enjoy delicious bites by Meriwether Godsey, the Garden’s exclusive caterer •…

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Protecting America's
Founding River

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm

Online class conducted via Zoom The James River is a historically and ecologically important river in Virginia. It is a coastal plain estuary whose water flows over 400 miles from its headwaters in the mountains to the joining of the Chesapeake Bay at its mouth. It is an ecosystem rich with marine, estuarine, and freshwater species threatened by a growing human population, sprawling urban development, and increasing levels of pollutants. In the first class of this two-part series, we explore…

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Lewis Ginter
Fall PlantFest

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Saturday, September 19, 2020

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. One of Central Virginia’s largest and most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors & knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants.  Please wear a face-covering; we will be practicing social distancing where possible.

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