Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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parks
Aug 23
6:00am to 8:30am

Enjoy premium golden hour light and exclusive access to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens before we are open to the public! This photography workshop series offers a different theme throughout the seasons. This month's theme is hummingbirds and butterflies. Of course, you are free to *focus* on any subject you like! This program is open to photographers of all skill levels and equipment.

Shutter speed? Aperture? ISO? If these phrases sound like gibberish to you, you may want to stick around during the first part of the session, which will be spent as an optional workshop covering settings and techniques. However, you may begin exploring the grounds as soon as we enter.

*Meet in front of Visitor Center*. Social distancing will be in place for the duration of the program. Masks are required and must be worn during the workshop. Program will be postponed with inclement weather. $30, includes admissions fee for the day. Ages 12+

Virginia Standards of Learning: Visual Arts (8.12,13,17) (AI.1,2,13-15) (AII.1,12-15,17) (AIII.14,15,17) (AIV.10,13,14)

Please feel free to contact mfelperin@nvrpa.org for any questions.

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Aug 16
6:00am to 8:30am

Enjoy premium golden hour light and exclusive access to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens before we are open to the public! This photography workshop series offers a different theme throughout the seasons. This month's theme is hummingbirds and butterflies. Of course, you are free to *focus* on any subject you like! This program is open to photographers of all skill levels and equipment.

Shutter speed? Aperture? ISO? If these phrases sound like gibberish to you, you may want to stick around during the first part of the session, which will be spent as an optional workshop covering settings and techniques. However, you may begin exploring the grounds as soon as we enter.

*Meet in front of the Visitor Center*. Social distancing will be in place for the duration of the program. Masks are required and must be worn during the workshop. The program will be postponed with inclement weather. $30, includes admissions fee for the day. Ages 12+

Virginia Standards of Learning: Visual Arts (8.12,13,17) (AI.1,2,13-15) (AII.1,12-15,17) (AIII.14,15,17) (AIV.10,13,14)

Please feel free to contact mfelperin@nvrpa.org for any questions.

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Jul 21
8:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy special late closure hours in the Gardens on Tuesday, July 21st where doors will remain open until 9 p.m!
As always, Admissions into the gardens will end a half-hour before the gardens close (8:30 p.m.). Regular admission fees and annual pass use applies.
If you are interested in Portrait Photography during this event please call and book a reservation ahead of time. (703) 255-3631 Ext. 0

Mar 7
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Let’s learn S'MORE ABOUT NATURE at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens! Get a close-up look at the Bearded Dragon and Chameleon, both residents of our Visitor Center. Learn about their habitats and how they interact with the plant kingdom. And since it’s “S'MORE about Nature,” we will also roast some marshmallows and enjoy sticky, gooey s'mores.

This rain-or-shine program is for all ages. The activity fee for each program is $4.00/person. Children, ages 2 and younger, are free. There is a $3 credit card processing fee. Reservations are required and are nonrefundable.

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Dec 19
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Visit with our Naturalist and discover the wonders of nature!

Dec 19
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Get exclusive access to the Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights while closed to the public and enjoy a beautiful sunset backdrop! We will start with a brief photography instruction session to go over techniques, settings, and composition to get you the perfect shot that will amaze your friends and family. Then, we will go out and explore the grounds, giving you the option to be a busy shutterbug or just take it all in as you stroll through winter wonderland. Registering for this program is a package deal; it gets you admission to the light show for the night and one hot chocolate! Ages 10 and up, children under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Meet at the front of the visitor center. We will proceed in light rain or snow, you will be contacted in case of weather cancellation. Rain date: January 1st, 2020

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Dec 20
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Get exclusive access to the Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights while closed to the public and enjoy a beautiful sunset backdrop! We will start with a brief photography instruction session to go over techniques, settings, and composition to get you the perfect shot that will amaze your friends and family. Then, we will go out and explore the grounds, giving you the option to be a busy shutterbug or just take it all in as you stroll through winter wonderland. Registering for this program is a package deal; it gets you admission to the light show for the night and one hot chocolate! Ages 10 and up, children under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Meet at the front of the visitor center. We will proceed in light rain or snow, you will be contacted in case of weather cancellation. Rain date: January 1st, 2020

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Nov 23
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Get exclusive access to the Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights while closed to the public and enjoy a beautiful sunset backdrop! We will start with a brief photography instruction session to go over techniques, settings, and composition to get you the perfect shot that will amaze your friends and family. Then, we will go out and explore the grounds, giving you the option to be a busy shutterbug or just take it all in as you stroll through winter wonderland. Registering for this program is a package deal; it gets you admission to the light show for the night and one hot chocolate! Open to all ages.

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Nov 22
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Get exclusive access to the Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights while closed to the public and enjoy a beautiful sunset backdrop! We will start with a brief photography instruction session to go over techniques, settings, and composition to get you the perfect shot that will amaze your friends and family. Then, we will go out and explore the grounds, giving you the option to be a busy shutterbug or just take it all in as you stroll through winter wonderland. Registering for this program is a package deal; it gets you admission to the light show for the night and one hot chocolate! Open to all ages.

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Dec 8
10:30am to 12:00pm

Create a beautiful, natural evergreen centerpiece to add sparkle and fragrance to your holiday table. The workshop fee includes instruction, supplies, tools and garden admission. Space is limited to 10 participants (adults and teens). This workshop will take place in the horticulture shop, a 7-minute walk from the Visitor Center.

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