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January 2021

Winter Botany

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Identification of deciduous trees and shrubs in the summertime is a piece of cake for most naturalists, avid gardeners, environmental professionals, or outdoor enthusiasts. But what happens in the wintertime when leaves, flowers, and fruits are no longer at our disposal? Woody plants are every bit as recognizable in winter as they are in summer. This course reveals all of the characteristics that woody plants leave behind during the winter months. Learn how to use this information to identify woody…

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Half-Price
Admission Days

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, February 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission from Jan. 20 to Feb. 28, 2021. During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. Advance tickets and masks are required. Please note we are open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and the Garden Cafe and Tea House will be closed during this time.   

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Designing from the
Winter Landscape

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

David Pippin looks to the winter garden for a surprising selection of color, line, and texture with which to design, highlighted with a thoughtful selection of floral materials. The class includes a list of garden plants suitable for winter arrangements. Design along with David or design later and share your pictures in a Google Classroom for comment. NOTE: The live class is conducted via Zoom; Google Classroom is for sharing and comments after the class.

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Planning and Planting a
Cutting Garden

Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

With many people concerned about the carbon footprint of commercially produced flowers or simply trying to save money, there is growing interest in cutting gardens. In this virtual class, Lewis Ginter horticulturist Laurie McMinn discusses how to plan and plant a cutting garden that is attractive, colorful, fragrant, and useful! This is an online class conducted via Zoom.

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Garden Fun with the
Weekly Garden Check-in

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Saturday, February 27, 2021

From the Farm Garden to the Conservatory, viewers can experience all that nature has to offer with Garden fun.  Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside! These fun kids’ activities will make you want to come back, week after week for more great ideas! Join us for a weekly Garden Check-in and outdoor activities with Educator Kelsey Deans, Tuesdays at…

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Virtual Storytime
in the Garden

Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Sunday, February 28, 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 other 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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Modern Casseroles
with Chef Anne

Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many of our mother’s casseroles relied heavily on canned cream soups, tinned vegetables and salty seasoning packets. Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala shows you how to update the classics and make some new showstoppers. Join her virtually as she demonstrates how to create modern casseroles using fresh ingredients and delicious flavor combinations with some make-ahead friendly options. Miss the opportunity to taste the dishes demonstrated? Pre-purchase a small to-go vegetarian casserole for $9 each that you can reheat at home.…

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Vegetable Gardening in Central Virginia
Soils for Vegetables

Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Successful vegetables start with the soil! Find out how to build your soil for vegetable gardening in this virtual class. Learn the characteristics of best soil types for vegetables and how to analyze your own soils, including amendment techniques, drainage and more. Karin also touches on the difference between soils for in ground planting and raised bed planting. Online class conducted via Zoom

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February 2021

Exotic and Decadent
Chocolate and Vanilla

Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with plant expert and foodie Mark Ragland as he explores the exciting and exotic history of chocolate and vanilla. Learn about the plants behind these delicious and decadent ingredients as well as how to incorporate them into delectable savory and sweet treats. Online class conducted via Zoom

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Vegetable Gardening in Central Virginia
Seed Selection and Starting

Saturday, February 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Get ready for spring planting in your vegetable garden. Horticulturist Heather Veneziano discusses growing vegetables in our area, with an emphasis on heirloom varieties that grow well in the Richmond area. Learn how to calculate planting and harvest times and review seed starting techniques. Seed sources are included. Heather also touches on soil amendments, plant maintenance and pest control. Online class conducted via Zoom

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