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October 2018

The Hidden Life
of Trees

Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

New best-selling books have brought revelations about how trees live their lives. Visit some of the Garden’s most prominent trees and hear discoveries about their subtle communication skills through the “wood wide web”. Tour includes many parts of the garden; expect some uneven terrain.

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RoseFest

Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Rose Garden is flush with blooms at the end of the growing season & the Garden celebrates with RoseFest, live entertainment from the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

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Seasonal Garden Walk
October

Tuesday, October 9, 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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Fall
Container Workshop

Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Container gardens help you maximize small spaces and they’re easy to maintain! Garden horticulturist Dean Dietrich, responsible for the many spectacular container plantings in the Central Garden, shows you how to plan your container garden, from soil mixes and planting techniques to design tips and succession planting for seasonal color,then create your own container garden under Dean’s guidance. Soil and plant material provided, students bring a suitable container.

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Botanical Illustration Sunday Studio
October

Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mentors and students work on certificate projects together in an informal setting in this Sunday Studio.  Open to BI certificate candidates only.

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The Hidden Life
of Trees

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

New best-selling books have brought revelations about how trees live their lives. Visit some of the Garden’s most prominent trees and hear discoveries about their subtle communication skills through the “wood wide web”. Tour includes many parts of the garden; expect some uneven terrain.

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Pokémon Go Community Day
at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sunday, October 21, 2018

What’s better than getting outdoors and playing Pokemon Go? Playing it in a beautiful setting with your friends, of course! To make playing at Lewis Ginter even sweeter, we’ll be setting lures to attract even more Pokémon for our guests! Here’s the schedule: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. –We will drop new lures every 30 minutes 2 p.m. –  We’ll set at least 4 more lures that will last 3 hours! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden closes at 5 p.m. See…

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Culinary Evening
Bites Around the World: France

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala on culinary this trip to France as she demonstrates how to translate the mouthwatering delights of French cuisine for the home chef. Learn to delight your friends and family using French techniques to create delicious favorites with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Demonstration is followed by a small-plates dinner featuring some of the recipes demonstrated along with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider depending on your preference.

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Building Good
Garden Soil

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Everything starts with the soil! Find out how to build your soil for spring gardening. Learn the characteristics of basic soil types, and how to analyze your own soils, including amendment techniques, drainage, and more. A garden walk shows you how Lewis Ginter horticulturists remediate different parts of the Garden’s soil. Instructor: Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.

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OktoberFest

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 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, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission.

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