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March 2021

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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June 2021

The Secret Lives of Bugs
Native Invertebrate Micro Exhibit

Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sunday, October 31, 2021

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sunday, October 31, 2021

Included with regular Garden admission.  Saturday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October 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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Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This course provides an in-depth overview of the tools and techniques used by botanists to identify plants to the species level, with a strong emphasis on family characteristics.  Attendees are exposed to concepts in plant classification, nomenclature, habitat, distribution, and of course, vegetative and reproductive characteristics – all of which can be used to help identify plants to the species level.  Emphasis is on native or naturalized species in Virginia and the use of dichotomous keys in technical plant manuals…

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Everyone Is an Artist
in the Garden

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Express your inner artist with instructor Shelley Row and play with elementary watercolor techniques for the pure joy of it all! Celebrating summer in bloom, this one-day workshop encourages you to discover and discern the colors and shapes in the garden. Using very basic materials, interpret what you see in your own individual style. All levels of expertise are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.

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Wednesday, June 16, 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 May 12 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-transferrable.) Members do not have to purchase admission, but must show membership card. Escape to a garden paradise on Wednesday nights May 12th to August 25th. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool…

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After 5

Thursday, June 17, 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. and online food sales end at 8 p.m. 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 protocols (masks required…

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Virtual Storytime
in the Garden

Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Saturday, October 30, 2021

Join in the fun on Facebook Live as Children’s Educator Tarneshia Evans reads a few of her favorite stories! Follow along on Facebook Live every Friday at 10 a.m.  We hope you can join us. Please invite your friends! Welcome to the Storytime with Tarneshia – where every other week we read one of our favorite stories. Tune in to Facebook Live! RSVP or share the Facebook event with your friends.

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Juneteenth Commemoration
Acknowledging & Honoring OUR Freedom

Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This class is pay-what-you-can. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.  Project Yoga Richmond in partnership with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is offering space, place, and time for healing inter-generational harm. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, tens of thousands of enslaved Africans in Texas were emancipated, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed…

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Create a cheery naturalistic design to brighten your summer home inside or out. Learn techniques for creating a structure to add height to your design. All floral materials provided. NOTE: This is an in-person, outdoor, socially distanced class.  Fully vaccinated guests can enjoy the class without wearing a mask. For those who are not fully vaccinated, masks are required indoors at all times and outdoors when 6-foot social distancing is not possible. In case of inclement weather, the class will…

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Monarch Butterfly
Biology and Conservation

Monday, June 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monarch butterfly populations have been declining over the last 20 years. It is important to move beyond documenting this decline, and toward responding to the challenge posed by monarch conservation, and insect conservation in general. Karen will describe the amazing biology of migratory monarchs, how citizens and scientists are documenting monarch numbers across their migratory cycle, and what the Arboretum and other individuals and organizations are doing and can do to preserve this charismatic insect for generations to come. Even…

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