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SEASONAL GARDEN TOUR
JUNE 4

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: Member $0, Non-Member $22 All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required. […]

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BOTANICAL BATH SALTS
& SUGAR SCRUBS

Learn how to make your own natural, plant-based sugar scrubs and bath salts with Mary Murphy and Courtney Owens, a mother-daughter team from Wandering Cow Farm. Explore combinations of ingredients and learn why they are beneficial to your skin. Use essential and base oils, herbs, plants and minerals to create your own jar of sugar […]

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NATIVE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES
TALK AND TOUR

What are some of our native moths and butterflies? What do their caterpillars look like? What do they need for survival? Come talk and see pictures of some of our native moths and butterflies and learn what their host foods are. Then enjoy a walk around the Garden to see what we can find. This […]

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GRAPHITE TECHNIQUES FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION:
SUCCULENTS

The world of succulent plants includes far more than cacti. Botanist John Hayden will introduce students to the morphological categories of succulent plants, i.e., stem succulents, leaf succulents, and caduciforms. Prominent families of plants that include succulents will be surveyed: Cactus family, Euphorbia/Spurge family, Crassula family, Dogbane/Milkweed family, Yucca family, and Agave family.  Students will […]

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FLOURISH:
SHADE PLANTS OF FLAGLER GARDEN TOUR

Shine a light on shade in this tour of Flagler Garden! As part of the Garden's 40th Anniversary Flourish celebration, Flagler Garden will have a stunning horticultural display that includes three-acres of shade plants. Under a leafy canopy, you'll learn to define classes of shade in the perennial garden and about the importance of trees […]

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EVENING SEASONAL GARDEN TOUR
JUNE 12

Enjoy an evening out in the Garden! Enhance your understanding and appreciation of featured seasonal aspects of the collection. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden. Fees: Member $0, Non-Member $22 All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden […]

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FLOURISH:
GRACE ARENTS VICTORIAN GARDEN TOUR

The Victorian era had a profound impact on landscape architecture and the design of gardens. During this period, there was a significant shift in gardening styles and philosophies, driven by changes in society, technology, and cultural preferences. Come tour the Victorian-inspired horticultural display in Grace Arents Garden as part of our 40th Anniversary Flourish celebration! […]

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BUILDING GOOD
GARDEN SOIL

Everything starts with the soil! Find out how to build your soil for spring gardening with instructor Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College. We’ll learn the characteristics of basic soil types and how to analyze your own soils, including amendment techniques, drainage and more. A guided walk through the Garden will […]

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HARMONY AMONG HUES
DRAWING INSPIRATION FROM NATURE

Join the Garden’s Artist in Residence, Kyle Epps, in finding serenity and creative inspiration amidst nature's palette. Through guided meditation, you’ll harmonize with the Garden's tranquil energy, immersing yourself in the beauty of your surroundings. As you breathe in the fragrant blooms and listen to the rustling leaves, connect deeply with the earth and with […]

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EXPLORING
Cacao Theobroma & Chocolate

Pop quiz time! 1. What is cacao and where does it come from? 2. When did this plant become so prominent in our diets? 3. How does it grow and what are cacao’s growing needs? 4. Bonus question: Why don’t chocolate bars grow on trees? If you’re curious about the answers to these questions and […]

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