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CONTAINER GARDENING
IN SMALL SPACES

Make the most of your small space with instructor Sunny McGann, Master Gardener and adjunct horticulture professor at Reynolds Community College. Sunny will inspire and provide guidance on how to choose plants, containers and garden structures to bring color, texture and interest to your compact outdoor space. Don’t let size limit your possibilities to create […]

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FLOURISH:
A TROPICAL EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR

The Central Garden and Conservatory are lush with tropical plants featuring large leaves, unusual colors and spectacular blooms. Join Horticulturist Jayton Howard and Garden Guide Julia Cothron to explore this tropical extravaganza, which will be especially luscious for our 40th Anniversary Flourish celebration! You will be transported to an exotic paradise as you explore beauty and […]

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EXPLORING VIRGINIA-GROWN FLOWERS
WITH RIVER CITY FLOWER EXCHANGE

Fall in love with Virginia-grown flowers this summer! Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we go on the road for an exclusive opportunity to tour River City Flower Exchange, Central Virginia’s first all local flower market. You’ll meet local growers, learn all the secrets about Virginia-grown flowers, and have an opportunity to purchase sustainably-grown local […]

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PLANT IT NOW!
Fall Vegetable Gardening

Having four seasons in which to grow here in Virginia, fall is a great opportunity to transition from Spring/Summer crops to Fall/Winter crops. Horticulturist T.J. Oliver helps us know when it is time to say goodbye to cucumbers and tomatoes and say hello to cabbage, kale and kohlrabi. T.J. describes how to plan a fall […]

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FLOURISH:
EDIBLES IN THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN TOUR

Come explore the Children’s Garden as we celebrate the past 40 years and look forward to the next 40. On this tour, see how the Children’s Garden is FLOURISHing! Explore the many different and intriguing areas of this section of the Garden, including those with food for insects and birds, and the herb garden and […]

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Meditative Botanical
DOODLES & DRAWINGS

Channel your creativity and find your bliss in this workshop with local artist Dana DuMont. Use nature as your inspiration to design complex, imaginative images with repeated organic lines and shapes. Working with graphite, watercolor and colored pencils, you will create small works suitable for framing. This relaxing workshop will be held in a classroom […]

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TROPICAL FOOD PLANTS
Coconut

Join horticulturist and Sri Lankan native Menaka Dewasinghe for an exploration of all things coconut! This tropical fruit (which is actually a drupe, not a nut) is an important food source, substitute ingredient in a variety of recipes, and cash crop in the tropics as well as having anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties in different forms. […]

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Grasses, Sedges
AND RUSHES

Identification of grasses, sedges and rushes is often perceived as one of the most difficult activities in the realm of botany. This is due to many factors, the most prominent of which are that grasses, sedges, and rushes (i.e., “the graminoids”) are usually small, narrow-leaved plants with unassuming, diminutive flowers – and they all look […]

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COLORFUL KOKEDAMA
& FUN WITH MOSS

Kokedama is a type of Japanese bonsai (also known as “the poor man’s bonsai”) that involves growing plants in a ball of soil wrapped in moss. Kokedama actually translates to “moss ball” in Japanese. In this fun workshop, Conservatory Horticulturist Jayton Howard will talk about the history of this form of garden art and demonstrate […]

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Meditative Botanical
DOODLES & DRAWINGS

Channel your creativity and find your bliss in this workshop with local artist Dana DuMont. Use nature as your inspiration to design complex, imaginative images with repeated organic lines and shapes. Working with graphite, watercolor and colored pencils, you will create small works suitable for framing. This relaxing workshop will be held in a classroom […]

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