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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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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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August 2018

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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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
August-September Session

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

September 13 class postponed due to possible impacts from Hurricane Florence. 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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September 2018

Mindfulness, Meditation,
and Movement

Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, November 2, 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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Design Styles
Victorian and English Garden

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Explore the classic floral design styles of formal Victorian and loose, open, airy English Garden. David Pippin explains the characteristics of these flower-full styles, and leads you through the creation of your own expression of them. September 20: Victorian; September 27: English Garden. Bring your own container to each class. Some floral design experience required. All floral materials provided. Students bring a container (see below) and sharp floral snips. Container details: Victorian: urn type up to 12” tall and no…

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WaterPlay Weekdays
(Fall Schedule)

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Friday, September 28, 2018

Water Play 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. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  

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Drop-in
and Dig

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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.  

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Lewis Ginter
Fall PlantFest

Friday, September 28, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fall PlantFest is rescheduled to Sept. 28-29. Friday,  Sept. 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. One of Central Virginia’s largest and most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors & knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants.

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WaterPlay
Weekends

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 30, 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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