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THEMED WALK
Spring Migration Tour

Enjoy a pleasant walk in the garden with Garden Guides Buz and Barb Sawyer and learn about how birds use our 80 acres to rest, refuel and continue the journey north to their breeding grounds. Discover what birds will be passing through or arriving in Richmond for the summer. Spring migration can be an exciting […]

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SPRING/SUMMER
CURATED CONTAINERS

This class will empower gardeners of any level to create beautifully, seasonally curated containers for their outdoor spaces. You'll learn how to choose a container and select plants that fit the needs of exposure, watering requirements and other considerations. You'll also receive information on how to use a planting template, gain ideas for artfully choosing […]

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VIRGINIA NATIVE PLANTS IN CONTEXT TOUR
APRIL 28

Come tour the Garden with Garden Guide Rich Waiton to find both prominent and some lesser-known native Virginia trees, shrubs and perennials. We'll learn how they fit into the taxonomy (or world-wide botanical order) and relate to other plants of interest which are indigenous to North America and other areas of the world. We'll discuss […]

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FROM THE EARTH
PAINT MAKING

This workshop is a unique artistic experience delving into the history of humans' connection with the land. Participants will go beyond conventional painting techniques to craft their own paints by mixing earth pigments and binders. We will explore the subtle alchemy of blending natural elements to create a rich and resourceful palette. This process requires […]

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MAKER NIGHT
NATURE-INSPIRED POLYMER CLAY EARRINGS

In this fun maker night, you’ll learn the basics of making polymer clay earrings with Sarah Schultz of Fragment Jewelry Co. We’ll mix, texture, shape, bake and assemble our polymer clay pieces to create a lovely pair of nature-inspired earrings you can wear when you leave! You will be able to choose from a wide […]

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WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION:
IRISES

Few garden plants rival irises in their diversity of form and range of floral color. Via introductory lecture with botanist John Hayden, this one-day workshop will provide an overview of the genus Iris, including a survey of vegetative structures (root, stem, leaf), reproductive features (flower, fruit, seed), and a brief survey of taxonomic diversity within […]

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SEASONAL GARDEN TOUR
MAY 7

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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Chana and Dal
AN EXPERIENCE WITH CHEF SUNNY BAWEJA AT LEHJA

Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on the road as we explore Indian Cuisine with Chef Sandeep “Sunny” Baweja at Lehja. Integral to Indian cuisine, chickpeas and lentils are both part of the pea family of plants with nutritious edible seeds. Chef Sunny will showcase these legumes in multiple delicious preparations, beginning with a Black Chickpea […]

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