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January 2020

Half-Price
Admission Days

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission Jan. 20 through Feb. 29.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. *Please note the Garden Shop may be closed on select days during this time.  

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More Watercolor
Endeavors

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

A photo or a lingering gaze may not be quite enough to capture the beauty and emotion of a garden. If you have ever wanted to put a paintbrush to paper this is your opportunity. Learn basic watercolor techniques and drawing skills to use in expressing your inspiration. All materials will be supplied and most will go home with you afterwards. With the certainty that every single human being has the ability to create, all are welcome to this beginners’…

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February 2020

Imaginarium
terrariums

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am

A miniature land of your design is waiting to appear! Using clay, sheet glass and copper foil, create lidded terrariums brimming with unique, living environments. Any natural elements you collect, such as mosses, barks or stones, may be added to the interior of your inventive structure during the final session.

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Beginning Botany
for Gardeners

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’ with instructor Joey Thompson.  This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce.  Includes a copy of the class text, Brian Capon’s Botany for Gardeners. Follow up later in the year with “Intermediate Botany.”

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Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

In Basic Floral Design, Part 1, 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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Storytime
in the Garden

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, December 18, 2020

Enjoy storybooks and activities Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m., June – August;  in the  Children’s Garden. September – May;  in the Lora Robins Library.

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Advanced Watercolor Techniques
Complex Forms

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This is the first of four one-day workshops to be held in 2020 to meet the requirement for Advanced Watercolor. Artichokes are our plant models to learn about painting complex forms, spiral formations and the Fibonacci Series. A line drawing will be sent with the supply list. Students are asked to bring to class an artichoke and the supplied line drawing transferred on to watercolor paper. The entire five-hour class will be used for painting with a short lecture, demonstration…

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Organic
Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn the basics of gardening the earth-friendly way! Organic gardener Heather Veneziano discusses how to ‘go green’ with your garden, including soil amendments, plant maintenance and pest control. Heather focuses on growing vegetables in our area, with an emphasis on heirloom varieties that grow well in the Richmond area. Take home a packet of seeds to start your spring garden.

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Planning and Planting a
Cutting Garden

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

With many people concerned about the carbon footprint of commercially produced flowers or simply trying to save money, there is growing interest in cutting gardens. Lewis Ginter horticulturist Laurie McMinn discusses how to plan and design a cutting garden that is attractive, colorful, fragrant and useful! The morning class is full.  An overflow session has been added from 1-4pm on Saturday, February 22.  Click here to register for the afternoon session.

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Planning and Planting a
Cutting Garden

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With many people concerned about the carbon footprint of commercially produced flowers or simply trying to save money, there is growing interest in cutting gardens. Lewis Ginter horticulturist Laurie McMinn discusses how to plan and design a cutting garden that is attractive, colorful, fragrant and useful!

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