Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens events through July 2017

by admin on March 12, 2017

Pallavi Sen
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Wednesday, June 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Visit Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center May 3 – June 7, 2017 for Pallavi Sen’s solo exhibition. Free with Garden admission.

Members Only Plant Sale
Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 4:00 am – 7:00 pm
NEW this year! Join us for an exclusive Members Only Plant Sale. This year, Spring PlantFest features a pre-sale, Thursday, May 4, 4 – 7 p.m. Members get first pick for our best selections of plants! Become a Member today. Be sure to visit our Garden Shop for outdoor pots and statuary, a variety of special gardening tools, gardening books and decorative accessories. Open 4-7 p.m. on this night only! Members receive a 15 percent discount during Plant Sale.

Lewis Ginter Spring PlantFest Plant Sale
Friday, May 5, 2017 – Saturday, May 6, 2017
The plant sale is rain or shine! No admission fee required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden Members only pre-sale Thursday, May 4, 4 – 7 p.m.; Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s plant sale celebrates 30 years! The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Plus,…

How to Draw Stuff (in the Garden): Spring Session
Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
For those who have always wanted to learn to draw, or want to refresh unused skills, this is a fun, basic course. Class time covers skills that can be used to go into the Garden to sketch what you see and enjoy. Enhance your garden experience with art. For beginners, this class offers a relaxed atmosphere. This class is also good for parents of homeschoolers who want to build their own drawing skills. Instructor: Paula Blair

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration
Friday, May 12, 2017 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
The Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration is a three-day weekend with many opportunities to honor and spend time with mom and loved ones. Enjoy the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, live music, Children’s Garden activities, shopping, dining and more.

National Public Gardens Day
Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Visit on National Public Gardens Day and enjoy a free drop-in tour of historic Bloemendaal House from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (included in Garden admission).

Nature Journaling
Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Artist and journaler Susie Kowalik introduce you to nature journaling! Learn how to create a journal and how to use the provided supplies. You’ll have time in the Garden to observe and record what you see. Journaling has two components: visual (sketching) and verbal (writing thoughts and observations.) The day also gives you tools to both educate yourself and others about the natural world around you.

Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration: Spring Session
Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am – Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Students learn about painting materials (papers and brushes), practice watercolor painting skills and complete exercises demonstrating core techniques. Complete one or more painting(s) of a simple botanical subject (e.g., leaf, nut, simple flower) of their choice, practicing the painting skills taught in the class. Accuracy of representation is emphasized as well as artistic expressiveness. Instructor: Hazel Buys. Lunch is on your own each day.

May Wine Dinner
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May Wine Dinner in the Garden — featuring locally sourced items paired with great wines. Reservations will be available at teahouseevents.com. Rain location is the Robins Tea House.

Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas
Friday, May 26, 2017 – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Richmond’s art scene comes alive throughout Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape, where regional artists entwine art and nature to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world. In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones, designed to surprise and delight and then fade with the passage of time. Enjoy digging into your creative side through the making of nature-inspired…

Early Morning Hours at the Garden
Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am – Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, September 3 The early morning access is for the gardens only. Programming and the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit do not begin until 9 a.m. and dining and shopping will follow their usual schedules. Guests should also be aware there may be some routine tasks in the mornings as the Garden prepares for the day. The earlier hours are designed to provide garden experiences away from…

Memorial Day Free Admission for Military Personnel & First Responders
Monday, May 29, 2017
On Memorial Day (only) the Garden will offer FREE admission for military personnel and first responders and/or their dependents, with valid ID card. Anyone else in the party (non-dependents) can receive half-price admission. Also on this day military personnel and first responders can enjoy a 10% discount in the Garden Shop. Military members, first responders and their dependents can enjoy a 15% discount (excluding alcohol) in the Garden Café.

Flowers After 5
Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. See brochure with line-up, menu and pricing below. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fidos After 5: The Garden partners…
Fidos After 5
Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allowing leashed pets during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, and August 10 & 24 and September 14, 2017. WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Fidos After 5 (weather permitting).

Anchors Aweigh: A Garden Soiree with Three Sheets to the Wind
Friday, June 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, June 9, 2017, Time to be Announced Special night in the Garden with music by the band Three Sheets to the Wind; presented by the Board of Associates.

WaterPlay | Weekdays (Summer Schedule)
Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
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WaterPlay During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.

June Wine Dinner
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June Wine Dinner in the Garden — featuring locally sourced items paired with great wines. Reservations will be available at teahouseevents.com. Rain location is the Robins Tea House.

Father’s Day Weekend
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Sunday, June 18, 2017
Dads and other caregivers deserve more than one day to feel special! That’s why we’ve created a whole weekend of fun and relaxation with live music and a cookout, plus crafts for kids and dad in the Children’s Garden. Garden admission also includes Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas and our Butterflies LIVE! exhibit.

Richmond Daylily Society Show and Sale
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Richmond Daylily Show: see hundreds daylilies at their finest in a whole spectrum of shapes and colors — on display and on sale — at the Richmond Daylily Society Show and Sale.

Green Adventure Summer Camp: Growing Mr. McGregor’s Garden – June Session (ages 4 – 5)
Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Help solve the garden mystery: Who is eating Mr. McGregor’s vegetables? Along the way campers will harvest and nibble from the garden, plant a rainbow of vegetable seeds, and build scarecrows to protect young sprouts.

Nature in Motion – June session – Ages 6 – 8
Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line, create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family. Participants are required to bring the following materials: Fully-charged tablet or smartphone Pre-downloaded app “Stop Motion Studio” by Cateater (free for Apple or Android) Charging cord

Amazing Adaptations – June session – Ages 6 – 8
Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Big leaves, thorny stems, and long roots are just a few of the different adaptations plants can have to help them grow in the places where they live. Join us as we explore different habitats, such as wetlands and ponds, a meadow, woodland, and rainforest, to examine the plants living in each of these environments and investigate the unique features that help them to survive.

Nature in Motion – June session – Ages 9 – 12
Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line, create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family. Participants are required to bring the following materials: Fully-charged tablet or smartphone Pre-downloaded app “Stop Motion Studio” by Cateater (free for Apple or Android) Charging cord

CarMax Free Fourth of July
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
FREE admission to the Garden on this day includes Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas, live music, parade, activities and much more. Open rain or shine! Sponsored by CarMax.

Green Adventure Summer Camp: Over the River & Through the Woods – July session (ages 4 – 5)
Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Go on a Garden adventure! As we explore off-the-beaten paths, we’ll hop boulders across creeks, search for treasures in the woods, dissect plants that eat insects, and use all five senses to make exciting new discoveries.

Nature in Motion – July session – Ages 6 – 8
Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line, create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family. Participants are required to bring the following materials: Fully-charged tablet or smartphone Pre-downloaded app “Stop Motion Studio” by Cateater (free for Apple or Android) Charging cord

Crazy about Critters – July session – Ages 6 – 8
Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Bugs don’t bug us, worms don’t worry us, and spiders don’t scare us at all! Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure as we run with nets through meadows, dip into streams and ponds, and peek into a bee hive to discover the countless critters that share the world with us!

Print Making: Inspired by Nature – July session – Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Produce colorful works of art using collected plant material and found objects. Experimenting with the monotype and collagraph print making techniques participants create “printing plates” to ink and press designs onto paper. Paper will be made into greeting cards and bound into a journal to fill with writings, drawings and record nature observations.

Crazy about Critters – July session – Ages 6 – 8
Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Bugs don’t bug us, worms don’t worry us, and spiders don’t scare us at all! Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure as we run with nets through meadows, dip into streams and ponds, and peek into a bee hive to discover the countless critters that share the world with us!

Green Adventure Summer Camp: Growing Mr. McGregor’s Garden – July Session (ages 4 – 5)
Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Help solve the garden mystery: Who is eating Mr. McGregor’s vegetables? Along the way campers will harvest and nibble from the garden, plant a rainbow of vegetable seeds, and build scarecrows to protect young sprouts.

Amazing Adaptations – July session – Ages 6 – 8
Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Big leaves, thorny stems, and long roots are just a few of the different adaptations plants can have to help them grow in the places where they live. Join us as we explore different habitats, such as wetlands and ponds, a meadow, woodland, and rainforest, to examine the plants living in each of these environments and investigate the unique features that help them to survive.

Nature in Motion – July session – Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line, create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family. Participants are required to bring the following materials: Fully-charged tablet or smartphone Pre-downloaded app “Stop Motion Studio” by Cateater (free for Apple or Android) Charging cord

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