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Apr 22

Activities for all ages at the Virginia Living Museum’s Garden Fest April 24th

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 9:14 AM by Communications Department

Celebrate gardens and gardening with activities for the whole family at the Virginia Living Museum, from noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 24th.4-22 VLM_SC Special guest award-winning garden photographer and author Saxon Holt will present a talk at 1:30 PM on designing native plant gardens. Holt’s e-book, Good Garden Photography, was awarded the 2015 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association as best overall garden book published in 2014. Holt, a native of Newport News, currently lives and gardens in California.

Guests also can tour the Museum’s Holt Native Plant Teaching Garden and the Children’s Learning Garden and go behind-the-scenes at the Holt Native Plant Conservatory. There will also be children’s garden activities and crafts. The museum will also have talks on growing herbs in the Tidewater area and organic gardening. Along with displays by the Butterfly Society of Virginia, James River Garden Club, John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, Nansemond Beekeepers Association and Peninsula Orchid Society, and a Promise Garden on display by the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, there will be lots to see and do.

As part of the Virginia Living Museum’s 50th anniversary, these activities are included in museum admission. The event is sponsored by the James River Garden Club. The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News. For more information, call 757-595-1900 or visit the Virginia Living Museum.