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March 2019

THE ART OF PLAY

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions can create connection and conversation. Six new interactive sculptures from Virginia artists will inspire you to see play in a whole new way!  March 29, 2019 – September 30, 2019 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. With extended summer hours on Thursdays at Flowers After 5                    …

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April 2019

M&T Bank
Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Monday, October 14, 2019

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 12 – October 14, 2019. NEW for 2019! EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS ON THURSDAY NIGHTS TILL 8 P.M. AT FLOWERS AFTER 5

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Waterplay

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019

During warm spring, summer, and fall days, Water Play 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.  Schedule changes in spring, summer, fall and on weekends. Scroll down to see the full schedule. 

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August 2019

Thursday Yoga at the Garden:
August-September Session

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 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 at the Garden:
August-September Session

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

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 2019

Early Morning Hours
at the Garden

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 8:00 am

Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, September 1 The early morning access is for the gardens only. Programming and the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit do not begin until 9 a.m. and dining and shopping will follow their usual schedules. Guests should also be aware there may be some routine tasks in the mornings as the Garden prepares for the day. The earlier hours are designed to provide garden experiences away from…

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Watercolor
Endeavors

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 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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Drop-in
and Dig the Outdoors

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in our fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. 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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Themed Walk
Bird Migration in the Garden

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy a pleasant walk in the Garden and learn about how birds use our 80 acres to rest, refuel, and continue the journey south for the winter. Fall migration can be an exciting happening in the Garden where we provide an oasis for our travel weary avian friends.

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Take Learning Outdoors:
Where the Wild Things Are
Preschool – Pre-K Educators

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cultivate your student’s imaginations while seamlessly integrating early STEAM concepts and literacy skills into authentic outdoor experiences. 2.5 hours professional development points. Includes light fare.

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