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March 2020

Introduction to Pen and Ink
for Botanical Illustration

Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

This class is now cancelled. At a basic level, drawing is merely making marks on paper. This class builds on previous knowledge gained from intro & intermediate graphite drawing, by providing easy step-by-step instructions on how to draw using pen & ink. Learn to translate highlights & shadows to create a volume using simple pen and ink techniques such as hatching, contour-hatching, and stippling (to name a few). Hands-on exploration gives you direct experience with the materials available for pen…

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April 2020

Pinwheels for
Prevention Garden

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - Thursday, April 30, 2020

This event is now canceled. Pinwheels for Prevention In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden). Thanks to Families Forward and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia for partnering with us on this project.

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Graphite Techniques
Building on Basics

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

This class is now cancelled. This course builds and expands on the knowledge learned in Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration. Practice toning the key shapes found in Nature using graphite. Revisit setting the proper light source for your subject in order to achieve the full range of values needed to create three-dimensional form. Learn to translate colors into black and white and how to enhance the illusion of depth and space in your work. In addition, explore the use…

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Richmond African Violet
Society Show & Sale

Friday, April 3, 2020 - Sunday, April 5, 2020

This event has been cancelled. Interesting and unusual African violet varieties on display and for purchase. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 3 – 5, 2020 Hours: SALE: Friday, 1 – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. SHOW: Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Show and Sale are free to the public; Regular admission to visit the Garden    

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Tree Care

Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This event is now canceled. Join scientists and experts in current issues affecting plant health. Confirmed speakers: Dr. Eric Wiseman, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech Karen Firehock, University of Virginia Green Infrastructure Institute and Department of Landscape Architecture  Christine Balk, Davey Tree Expert Company Sheri Shannon, Southside Releaf Fee: $80 includes morning continental breakfast and lunch. Continuing education units pending for: MAC-ISA, LA-CES, Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professionals, Nutrient Managers, Virginia Certified Horticulturists Master gardeners and tree stewards…

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Virtual Storytime

Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a weekly virtual Storytime, Fridays at 10 a.m. with librarian Dory and her cat Penny. The Garden is closed, but we can still enjoy stories and activities together online.

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and "Dig" the Outdoors

Saturday, April 4, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, April 4, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 31, 2020

  Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in our fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.

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Aquatic WILD
K – 5th Grade Educators

Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Garden has cancelled Aquatic WILD to help reduce the risk of the spreading the Covid-19 virus.  There are no plans at this time to reschedule. We invite you to explore and share the fascinating world of aquatic ecosystems using fun, hands-on educational activities. 6 hours professional development points. Lunch is on your own.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been canceled. Join foodie, world traveler and herbal expert Mark Ragland to learn how to make and maintain a successful herb garden. Mark offers tips for starting your garden, from selections—including some different ones and what works well in our area—to maintenance.

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How Many Ways Can You Enjoy a Garden?
A Sensory Tour

Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This event has been canceled. Join your Garden Guide on a Garden tour that explores the senses! In addition to vision, smell and touch, the senses of taste and sound will be engaged as you experience the Garden through various perspectives. While those with sensory limitations may especially enjoy this tour, all abilities will benefit from this unique Garden experience. Fees: Member Adult  / Non-Member Adult $17

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