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April 2018

A Northward Migration
A Sound Installation

Friday, April 6, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

In connection with Sound Arts Richmond, A Northward Migration, located in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory, uses sound to explore the migration routes of butterflies, especially monarchs, as they traverse the landscape of North America.  As you walk through all three wings of the Conservatory, listen for the sound of butterflies feeding, migrating en masse, or fluttering individually across the sky. This sound installation will change how you see these remarkable creatures. Sound installations developed and arranged by Dr. Vaughn Garland.  

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M&T Bank
Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and life cycles. Runs April 6 – October 14, 2018.

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Origami
in the Garden

Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Origami in the Garden is presented by Altria Group. Scroll down for more information on the exhibition.

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May 2018

Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
May-June Session

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
May-June Session

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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June 2018

Ikebana
of Richmond Display

Friday, June 1, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Explore a rotating display of the art form of Japanese flower arrangement from the four schools of Ikebana: Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu, and Ichiyo. Location: Lora M. Robins Library Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

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Mindfulness, Meditation,
and Movement

Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 27, 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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Intermediate Watercolor
for Botanical Illustration

Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, July 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

See how light falling on leaves reveals structure, form, and texture. Use the paints in your palette to make nature’s colors. Explore warm and cool colors to find just the right mix. Make four small, detailed leaf paintings on watercolor paper.

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National Pollinator Week
Events

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018

National Pollinator Week Events; June 18-24, 2018 Included with Regular Garden Admission Join us for a weeklong celebration of our important pollinators — bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles — and the plants that support them. In addition to the special events, don’t miss a visit to M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!, a stop at the Bob Stapleton and Keith Tignor Apiary, or a leisurely stroll down the Main Garden Walk, featuring pollinator-friendly plants. We hope you leave inspired to do…

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WaterPlay Weekdays
(Summer Schedule)

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Friday, September 7, 2018

WaterPlay During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  

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