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March 2019

THE ART OF PLAY

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions can create connection and conversation. Six new interactive sculptures from Virginia artists will inspire you to see play in a whole new way!  March 29, 2019 – September 30, 2019 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. With extended summer hours on Thursdays at Flowers After 5                    …

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April 2019

M&T Bank
Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Monday, October 14, 2019

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 12 – October 14, 2019. NEW for 2019! EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS ON THURSDAY NIGHTS TILL 8 P.M. AT FLOWERS AFTER 5

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Waterplay

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019

During warm spring, summer, and fall days, Water Play 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. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  Schedule changes in spring, summer, fall and on weekends. Scroll down to see the full schedule. 

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May 2019

Mindfulness, Meditation,
and Movement

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 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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Early Morning Hours
at the Garden

Saturday, May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Monday, September 2, 2019

Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, September 1 The early morning access is for the gardens only. Programming and the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit do not begin until 9 a.m. and dining and shopping will follow their usual schedules. Guests should also be aware there may be some routine tasks in the mornings as the Garden prepares for the day. The earlier hours are designed to provide garden experiences away from…

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June 2019

Nature Connects®:
Art with LEGO® Bricks

Friday, June 28, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Award Winning Exhibit of LEGO brick sculptures, a butterfly, a hummingbird, insects, flowers and more! 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5 A giant praying mantis made with 42,164 LEGO pieces; a pristine lily created with rare pink LEGO pieces; a sculpture of a snake and a mouse exploring relationships between prey and predator: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden June…

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July 2019

Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
July-August Session

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 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:
July-August Session

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 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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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Nature Makerspace | July 15-19 | Ages 6-8

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Are you creative? Do you want to build things that are inspired by nature? Well, this camp is for you! Young minds and hands will be busy making, tinkering and engaging with hands-on activities. Campers will be inspired and encouraged to problem solve, create, and have fun. Maker activities will take place throughout the Garden.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Herbology | July | Ages 9-12

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Explore meadows, woodlands and wetlands seeking out plants that people rely on for their basic needs. We’ll discover how plants are used for food, medicine, and art. The properties of flowers, leaves, stems, seeds, and roots are what make plants so magical!

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