MORGANTOWN \u2014 April showers bring May flowers and many visitors to the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road.\r\n\r\nJoin Judith Clister from 10-11:30 a.m. the first Sunday of each month from May through October for a time of contemplation and meditation with nature. Attendees will gather for some reading and then spend time being in and with nature. Feel free to bring a journal, sketch book or camera to record your discoveries. Intended for ages 14 and older. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.\r\n\r\nAlso on Sunday, from 1-4 p.m., Joseph Lupo, professor of printmaking at WVU, will instruct participants as they sketch, compose and transfer a final drawing onto a relief block for carving and printing. Materials are included. All skill levels welcome. Cost is $25 for WVBG members, $35 for non-members.\r\n\r\nAt 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, local gardener Linda Bagby will demonstrate the set-up of a sample container water garden. She will also share her experiences with planting, maintenance, and wildlife visiting her own container water gardens. Most appropriate for ages 12 and older. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.\r\n\r\nAt 6:30 p.m. May 15, April McGinnis, WVU doctorate student, will lead a program, \u201cFrom Walden Pond to Tibbs Run: Wild Flora in the Writings of Henry David Thoreau.\u201d Participants will explore Thoreau\u2019s role as both writer and botanist and look at some of the plants that were prominent in his writing, many of which grow right here in Morgantown. This indoor presentation will be followed by a short walk. Most appropriate for adults, but all are welcome. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.\r\nRegister at wvbg.org for these scheduled programs. Also visit the website to learn about additional scheduled programs in May.\r\nWVBG is open dawn to dusk and there is no admission fee. Learn about benefits for members and make donations at the website. Dogs are welcome if kept on leashes at all times.