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GARDEN THROUGH THE YEAR WITH PEGGY SINGLEMANN:
The Story of Invasive Plants & How to Remove Them

From the time of early exploration, collecting and sharing newly discovered species has impacted our gardens and, in many cases, our ecosystems as “New and Unusual” plants spread beyond the garden gate to invade our natural areas. Today, few know of the struggles gardeners endured for centuries as they strived to move viable seeds and […]

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COLORED PENCIL I
RENDERING BEAUTIFUL ARTWORKS IN COLORED PENCIL

Learn to transfer and apply the botanical illustration knowledge you have already gained to the amazingly versatile medium of colored pencil with botanical artist, Gail Goodrich Harwood. In session one, we will explore the properties of Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and effects using different substrates. Students will practice techniques of layering, blending, burnishing, and edge clean-up […]

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ALL ABOUT HERBARIA
& PLANT PRESSING

Join University of Richmond biology professor, John Hayden, for an exploration of all things herbaria. An herbarium is a collection of preserved plant specimens used for scientific study, among other things. Dive into the history of herbarium collections and the roles that herbarium collections play in the service of botanical science. Learn the art and […]

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NATURE JOURNALING
OBSERVING FIREFLIES

Discover simple techniques to observe fireflies in nature and develop a nature journaling practice with Stephey Baker, local artist and avid urban gardener. Nature journaling helps you slow down, let go of the never-ending tasks on your to-do list, focus on the natural beauty of the world, and find a peaceful place within (even for […]

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SEASONAL GARDEN TOUR
JUNE 4

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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BOTANICAL BATH SALTS
& SUGAR SCRUBS

Learn how to make your own natural, plant-based sugar scrubs and bath salts with Mary Murphy and Courtney Owens, a mother-daughter team from Wandering Cow Farm. Explore combinations of ingredients and learn why they are beneficial to your skin. Use essential and base oils, herbs, plants and minerals to create your own jar of sugar […]

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NATIVE MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES
TALK AND TOUR

What are some of our native moths and butterflies? What do their caterpillars look like? What do they need for survival? Come talk and see pictures of some of our native moths and butterflies and learn what their host foods are. Then enjoy a walk around the Garden to see what we can find. This […]

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NATIVE PLANT ID
FOR BEGINNERS

Explore the basics of native plant identification with instructor Robert Jennings, an expert in natural lands management and environmental sciences. Learn the proper method of scientific classification and how to use this method to aid with narrowing down plant ID possibilities. Gain an understanding of why plants are placed into specific categories and increase your […]

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