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…Find out more
Join Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala on culinary this trip to France as she demonstrates how to translate the mouthwatering delights of French cuisine for the home chef. Learn to delight your friends and family using French techniques to create delicious favorites with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Demonstration is followed by a small-plates dinner featuring some of the recipes demonstrated along with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider depending on your preference.Find out more
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 30, 2018
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 29, 2018
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 24, 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.Find out more
Everything starts with the soil! Find out how to build your soil for spring gardening. Learn the characteristics of basic soil types, and how to analyze your own soils, including amendment techniques, drainage, and more. A garden walk shows you how Lewis Ginter horticulturists remediate different parts of the Garden’s soil. Instructor: Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.Find out more
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 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. 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.Find out more
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Garden Art Drop-in between 2 and 2:45 p.m. and unfold your creative energy. Join us for Plein air watercolor painting. We provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed. Explore and reflect on your Garden experience through art! Included with regular Garden admission. Free for Garden Members. Sundays, April – October, 2-3 p.m.Find out more
In this year’s Gillette Forum, we gather to discuss our growing and altered understanding of how to shape the land to honor natural processes, to create meaningful places that are healthy for humans and the natural world. We act with intentionality to embrace and explore solutions to contemporary and social issues. Landscape architects and designers now see that actions once considered separate and apart from natural processes are anything but. The contemporary act of design gathers the multiple threads of…Find out more
Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.Find out more
The at-a-glance Garden calendar includes highlights from the year including Plant Sales, Flowers After 5 in summer; Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays & many more!
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.
Bring your dog on select nights only!
Bring your dog to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights on select nights.