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March 2021

M&T Bank RESTORE:
The Healing Power of Nature

Monday, March 22, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

March 22 – October 31, 2021 Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself through the healing power of nature. Throughout the seasons look for educational displays highlighting native plants and insects, water, ephemeral art, and much more. Enjoy the sweet sounds of nature. Feel the gentle breezes take flight through the trees. Breathe deeply in the fresh forest air.…

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July 2021

Flow Yoga
Lunchtime Session

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Take a midday break and join Iffet Araniti-Davis, E-RYT 200, for an hour long flowing yoga class to set you up for the rest of your day. This practice will help you build strength, flexibility and give you a wonderful relaxation at the end. Yoga sequences are set to upbeat and fun music to keep you moving and feeling GREAT! All levels are welcome. This online class is presented live so the temperature is always perfect. Can’t take a break?…

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Wednesdays
Alfresco

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Wednesday Nights through August 25 4-9 p.m. Guests can walk in and purchase tickets or purchase online. (*Please note online tickets include a  convenience fee and are non-refundable and non-transferable.) Escape to a garden paradise on Wednesday nights from May 12th to August 25th. Bring your friends or bring a date! Food and drinks are available for purchase in the Garden Cafe. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect…

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The Secret
Lives of Bugs

Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 5, 2021

Included with regular Garden admission.  Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through September 5 Secret Lives of Bugs! Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!  

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Flowers
After 5

Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on Thursdays

Relax on Thursday evenings in June through September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks. The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Please read our information carefully as we have made changes with your safety as the top priority. Be sure to read Planning Your Visit so you’ll be aware of our safety…

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Dealing with Pests
Insects in the Garden

Thursday, July 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to distinguish between the beneficial bugs you want in your garden and destructive garden pests. An avid gardener since age 12, instructor Mark Ragland has a great deal of experience and expertise to share regarding these creepy crawlies. Spend a summer evening with Mark in this virtual class as he discusses how to keep the insects you want in your garden and discourage the ones you don’t. Online class conducted via Zoom

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Storytime
in the Garden

Friday, July 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 30, 2021

Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager Katarina Spears reads a few of her favorite stories to children in the shade of the overcup oak trees outside the Kelly Education Center.  Please invite your friends!

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ALFONSO PÉREZ ACOSTA
Art Installation & Exhibition

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

Art Installation  Saturday, July 31,  1-4:30 pm Artist in Residence Exhibition July 31 – Oct 31, on view daily in the Anderson Meadow Included with regular Garden admission  Join us to watch the artist in residence, Alfonso Pérez Acosta, create his art installation of your rock paintings!  Earlier this summer, visitors select and painted a rock that spoke to them. Now, Alfonso Pérez Acosta will create a large circular art installation with those rocks at the base of the Anderson…

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August 2021

Botanical Illustration Sunday Studio:
August

Sunday, August 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mentors and students work on certificate projects together in an informal setting.  Open to BI certificate candidates only. Vaccinated participants may enjoy the class without masks, but non-vaccinated participants are required to wear masks when indoors or when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.  

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Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

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 Vaccinated participants may enjoy the class without…

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