All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28. During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. *Please note the Garden Shop will be closed Jan. 15-17, 2019Find out more
In this beekeeping for beginners and advanced beginners class, learn best management practices and techniques to help keep honey bees healthy and productive in urban areas, suburban and rural settings using all-natural, bee-friendly methods. Participants learn about the many aspects of beekeeping, observe a bee hive up close, learn how to install and care for honey bees and get complete instruction about setting up their own apiary (bee yard). Instructor Jesse The Beekeeper from EastCoastHoney provides a series of hands-on…Find out more
Advanced Watercolor Techniques covers drawing and painting fruit and vegetables, as well as refining students’ skill sets in design, composition, use of color and painting technique. The focus is on understanding shape, volume and correct light source. Sessions address textured surfaces, shine and moisture drops. Instructor: Betsy LyonFind out more
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.Find out more
The textures and colors of the winter landscape lend themselves to the refined line and minimalism of Asian-style floral design. Instructor Laura Anne Brooks shows you how to blend material from the winter garden with florist materials. All floral materials provided. Students bring sharp floral snips, and two kenzan (floral frogs).Find out more
Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’ with instructor Joey Thompson. This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce. Includes a copy of the class text, Brian Capon’s Botany for Gardeners. Follow up later in the year with “Intermediate Botany.”Find out more
Can’t see out your windows or use your sidewalk because your boxwood have taken over? Learn best management care for your boxwood from planting, pruning, rejuvenating older plants, to scouting for pests and current information on Box Blight. Instructor Laurie McMinn has worked with boxwood for over 18 years and will also demonstrate plucking on some hedges on the grounds. Come dressed for the weather and for walking.Find out more
Learn the basics of gardening the earth-friendly way! Organic gardener Heather Veneziano discusses how to ‘go green’ with your garden, including soil amendments, plant maintenance and pest control. Heather focuses on growing vegetables in our area, with an emphasis on heirloom varieties that grow well in the Richmond area. Take home a packet of seeds to start your spring garden.Find out more
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. Includes lecture/demonstration and a buffet lunch.Find out more
The at-a-glance Garden calendar includes highlights from the year including Plant Sales, Flowers After 5 in summer; Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays & many more!
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.
Bring your dog on select nights only!
Bring your dog to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights on select nights.