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November 2018

Seasonal Garden Walk
November

Tuesday, November 6, 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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Holiday Entertaining
with Chef Anne

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala helps you take the fear out of your holiday preparations by showing you how to entertain stylishly without stress. Anne demonstrates easy and delicious Thanksgiving dishes using seasonal ingredients to impress your friends and family, whether your group is 4 or 14. As a bonus, Meriwether-Godsey’s General Manager Susan Hicklin shows you stylish, elegant, yet simple ways to decorate for the big meal like a pro. The hour and a half demonstration is followed by…

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Pokémon Go Community Day
at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Saturday, November 10, 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. Here’s…

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Composition
for Botanical Illustration

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

The basics of composition are discussed as it relates to botanical illustration. Concepts such as negative space, the rule of thirds, placement, movement and quality of line are explored. The students will need materials that are required for the Intermediate Watercolor class.

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ShopFest
Saturday

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

ShopFest Saturday is a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping — special discounts for Members only. With 20 percent off all purchases for members, this is your biggest discount of the year! Members, please show your membership card at check out for the discount.  

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Dominion Energy
GardenFest of Lights Illumination

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we illuminate Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza!  We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on more than half-a-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance and featuring this year’s theme.  Then enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more.

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Dominion Energy
GardenFest of Lights

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more.  To learn more details about Lewis Ginter lights, this year’s theme and tips for your visit, see our main Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights page.   Event runs Nov. 23, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019  (Closed Dec. 24 & 25). BRINGING ART TO LIGHT This year, famous works of art will come alive during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. The…

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Member & Volunteer Nights
at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until Thursday, November 29, 2018

Member Nights (free admission for members): November 26, 27, 28, 29, 2018, and Jan. 7, 2019. Learn more about Garden Membership and member privileges, including special ticket pricing (it may be your best deal). On Member and Volunteer Nights, Garden Members and Garden Volunteers get into Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free. View our tips for a great visit, and tips for visiting with children.

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Wreaths and More
from Nature

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to use the textures and colors of the late fall and early winter landscape to create wreaths, swags, or other hanging designs for your holiday décor. Designer Laura Anne Brooks helps you create elegant, creative decorations. She also demonstrates alternatives to traditional fluffy bows. All floral materials provided. Students bring sharp floral snips, a pair of hand pruners, and a pair of garden gloves.

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December 2018

Seasonal Garden Walk:
December

Tuesday, December 4, 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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