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September 2018

All About Honey Bees
and Beekeeping

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Those contemplating beekeeping can join Jesse the Beekeeper with East Coast Honey to find out what it takes. Jesse surveys the importance of honey bee pollination to our food supply, how consumers can take personal action to protect honey bees, and explains to aspiring beekeepers various aspects of beekeeping as a hobby and a business. He also touches on causes of Colony Collapse Disorder and what is involved in becoming a beekeeper. Afterward, visit the Garden’s apiary (weather permitting).

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Color Theory
for Botanical Illustration

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

The basics of color theory are explored including the color wheel and how color temperature, hues, tints and shades affect the decisions an artist can make. Supplies as required for the Introduction to Watercolor class are needed.

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Drop-in
and Dig

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers.  Join us to learn how fun and easy gardening with children can be! 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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Garden Art
in the Children's Garden

Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Garden Art  Drop-in between 2 and 2:45 p.m. and unfold your creative energy. Join us for Plein air watercolor painting. We provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Explore and reflect on your Garden experience through art! Included with regular Garden admission. Free for Garden Members. Sundays, April – October, 2-3 p.m.   

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October 2018

Seasonal Garden Walk
October

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August.  Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.

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Seasonal Sauces
with Chef Anne

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Take your dishes to the next level by learning the core building blocks of flavorful sauces with Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala. Anne shows you how to prepare seasonally inspired dishes incorporating fall’s amazing produce and flavor-boosting, fool-proof sauces. The hour and a half demonstration is followed by a delectable lunch featuring some of the recipes discussed. This class has been cancelled.  

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Ikebana of Richmond
Ellen Gordon Allen Lecture and Demonstration

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Celebrate the art of Japanese Flower arranging at the Ellen Gordon Allen Annual Lecture/Demonstration featuring Rumiko Manako, Professor of Ikenobo Tokyo Busoukai, President of Manako Flower Academy, President of Manako Jafas Paris, and Special Instructor of Society National Horticulture de France.  

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Nature
Journaling

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Treat yourself to the glories of fall in the Garden with an introduction to nature journaling. Learn to capture the glory of the season through the use of words, line and color. Take home inspiration, new skills and art supplies to enjoy on all of your journeys. All experience levels welcome. Lunch is on your own. Instructor: Lynn Peace Wilson

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Pruning Shrubs
and Small Ornamental Trees

Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A crash-course on how to prune shrubs and small trees for strong structure and optimal health. Instructor Janine Lester, a Board Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, will show you the basic “rules” of structural pruning, appropriate pruning seasons for various trees and shrubs, and demonstrate pruning techniques. Bring questions about personal pruning problems.

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Nature
Journaling

Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Treat yourself to the glories of fall in the Garden with an introduction to nature journaling. Learn to capture the glory of the season through the use of words, line and color. Take home inspiration, new skills and art supplies to enjoy on all of your journeys. All experience levels welcome. Lunch is on your own. Instructor: Lynn Peace Wilson

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