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BASIC WATERCOLOR
FOR BEGINNERS

If you have ever wanted to put a paintbrush to paper, this is your opportunity! Learn basic watercolor techniques and practice drawing skills to use in expressing the inspiration provided by the Garden. Referencing landscape views from the Garden, we will create a landscape painting over the course of four sessions. With the certainty that […]

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Basic Floral Design
PART 1

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity—with floral designer Mimi Cassick. 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. Through step-by-step instructions, students will […]

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SPRING
SUCCULENT WREATH

Create a unique living wreath for spring with Melissa Tebbenhoff of Rusted Rabbitt in Williamsburg. Using air plants and exotic succulents of your choice in spring hues, create a living work of art. Melissa guides you through the process of designing your wreath with an assortment of live plants and dried flowers. Your creation can […]

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Composition FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
FOR NON-CERTIFICATE STUDENTS

Composition plays a fundamental role in the final result of an artwork. This virtual course will address the main principles of composition and design that can turn even apparently uninteresting subjects into enticing elements with great artistic and aesthetic attributes. Some principles of design–shape, proportion, value, contrast, pattern, emphasis, center of attention, movement, balance and […]

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Composition FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
FOR CERTIFICATE STUDENTS

Composition plays a fundamental role in the final result of an artwork. This virtual course led by renowned international artist Rogério Lupo will address the main principles of composition and design that can turn even apparently uninteresting subjects into enticing elements with great artistic and aesthetic attributes. Some principles of design–shape, proportion, value, contrast, pattern, […]

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LOCALLY GROWN DRIED FLOWER
SPRING WREATH WORKSHOP

Create a one-of-a-kind Spring dried flower wreath to showcase your creativity and support for a local flower farm! Designer Conner Parrish of Blossoming Roots Flower Farm will guide you in using dried flower material from the farm to create a base wreath on a grapevine form. You’ll add a variety of distinct Spring dried flowers […]

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FLOWERING SHRUBS
& SMALL TREES

Learn about the different flowering shrubs and trees that do well in the residential landscape in Central Virginia with landscape designer and plant expert Christie Barry. Planting, pruning, watering and sun/shade needs will be discussed. Students will be asked to provide feedback in a sketch or discussion on what shrubs/small trees they could use to […]

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THE CONSERVATORY
BEYOND ITS TIMELESS BEAUTY

Conservatories enable exotic plants to be grown, showcase treasures of the plant world and provide a peaceful reflective setting. Hear how the physical environment is designed and controlled. Discover how plants are obtained and curated to develop a significant botanical collection of ever-changing displays. Explore favorite plant groups – ferns, orchids and desert plants. See […]

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Garden Through the Year
with Peggy Singlemann:

BACKYARD COMPOSTING

The secret to a successful garden is the soil. Soil needs organic matter to sustain the organisms living within and the best source for the soil’s “food” is compost. Composting yard waste, vegetable food scraps and other organic materials diverts these resources from the landfill into the garden. In this class, horticulturist and Virginia Home […]

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SEASONAL GARDEN TOUR
MARCH 5

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with this specialized garden tour featuring seasonal aspects of the collection, offered monthly except December, January, July and August. Come dressed for the weather and touring the Garden. Fees: $0 Member, $20 Non-Member All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required. […]

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