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July 2020

pH and Fertilization

Saturday, July 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The soil under your feet is full of life! In this class, learn the importance of soil pH in successful growing and the many factors that affect it within soil chemistry, including plant nutrition, and the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium cycles. Learn how to read fertilizer labels to truly tailor your applications to your goals.

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Designing with
Summer's Bounty

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Create a summery arrangement using all of the wonderful fruits, vegetables, and flowers available in our mid-Atlantic summer. David Pippin discusses various ways to showcase materials you can gather locally including some surprising and imaginative materials, while demonstrating some different possibilities. Ahead of the class, you receive a list of suggested materials and containers, with tips for gathering materials. Send a picture of your creations to the Garden and we will share them with David and with the class. Suggested…

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M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light --
Art in Motion by George Sherwood

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

July 16 – Oct. 18, 2020 M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion by George Sherwood. Admission by timed ticket only. This unconventional exhibition features large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join foodie, world traveler and herbal expert Mark Ragland in this online class as he discusses how to make and maintain a successful herb garden. Avoid extra trips to the grocery store for those often used culinary herbs by growing your own. Mark offers tips for starting your garden including unique selections that work well in our area and tips on maintenance.

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Plant It Now!
Fall Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Virginia’s long autumn makes this the perfect time to plant a late vegetable garden. Horticulturist Heather Veneziano describes how to plan a fall garden and which plants work best in our climate. Veneziano describes organic gardening techniques like those used in the Children’s Garden, and provides pointers for those who want to grow vegetables year-round.

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Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

No space for a traditional vegetable garden? Is your only open space a balcony, deck, or patio? Horticulturist Heather Veneziano shows you how to plan an abundant fall vegetable garden with containers, including best plant selections, techniques for growing up, not out, and more.

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September 2020

Celebrations Abloom!
Wedding & Special Event Showcase

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

NEW DATE! We invite you to venture through the Garden’s unique indoor and outdoor event spaces and explore the possibilities! Come tour our wedding venues, connect with our talented, preferred vendors, and envision your special event at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. During this event you will be able to: • Tour our wedding venues as well as our other rental spaces for other special events • Sip champagne and enjoy delicious bites by Meriwether Godsey, the Garden’s exclusive caterer •…

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Fall PlantFest

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Saturday, September 19, 2020

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. One of Central Virginia’s largest and most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors & knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants.  Please wear a face-covering; we will be practicing social distancing where possible.

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October 2020

and Gourds

Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Included with Regular Garden admission; free for Members. Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra and good green fun in the Children’s Garden.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden —  a day filled with live music by Jackass Flats, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission. Food and drink are available for purchase. 

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