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April 2018

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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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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August 2018

Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

In this floral design class, learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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WaterPlay Weekdays
(Summer Schedule)

Tuesday, August 21, 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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Walk & Talk

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Our Family Walk and Talk is a drop-in program, no registration needed.   Tuesdays, June – August; departing at 10 a.m.  from the Robins Visitor Center Atrium.  

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and Dig

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 29, 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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Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
August-September Session

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, September 27, 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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After 5

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 13, 2018

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine, and beer, dining, and shopping. The Garden Shop is open until 6 p.m. Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. See menu (PDF).  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fidos After 5: The…

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After 5

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Second and Fourth Thursdays

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allowing leashed dogs during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23, September 13 , 2018. 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 rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with…

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Green Fun

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Families with kids of all ages are invited to spend time in the Children’s Garden having “good green fun.” Thursdays, June – September 13; 5 – 6 p.m. Good Green Fun is a drop-in program, no registration needed.  In partnership with: Keep Henrico Beautiful June 7 July 5 August 2 September 6 Central Virginia Waste Management Authority June 14 & 28 July 12 & 26 August 9, 16 & 30 September 13 Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District June 21 July 19 August…

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