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West Virginia Botanic Garden workshops return this weekend

The West Virginia Botanic Garden starts back up with public programming this weekend.
Learn how to take photos of people like a pro with the Outdoor Portrait Photography workshop, bring some gardening know-how and even your own container garden home with the Build Your Own Container Garden Workshop, or chill out with Evening Yoga in the Garden. Pre-registration is required at and space is limited.
The schedule
Outdoor Portrait Photography — 2-5 p.m. Sunday — Would you like to learn how to take outdoor portraits of your family and friends? Learn the basics with professional portrait photographer Jacki Novak Marino. She will teach participants how to use natural and artificial light as well as camera settings and other techniques to isolate a subject and make the most of natural settings in photographs. All skill levels and cameras welcome; no flash required. Bring a prime lens such as a 50, 55 or 85 lens, if you have one (not required). Cost is $15 for WVBG members; $25 for non-members. Limit to nine participants. Bring a face mask if you have one.
Build Your Own Container Garden Workshop — 2-4 p.m. June 14 — Join gardeners Jan Mitchell and Jess Kaplan to learn about container garden design, planting and maintenance. The workshop will begin with an informative presentation and container garden planting demonstration. Then, you may choose to make your own container garden to take home. All materials will be included. Presentation and demo only: Free for members, $15 for non-members. Make and take container garden: $25 for WVBG members, $35 for non-members. Limit of eight participants. Bring a face mask if you have one.
Evening Yoga in the Garden — 7 p.m. Thursdays — Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather-dependent. Classes are limited to nine participants, pre-registration is required. Spacing will be maintained between participants, and you must bring your own yoga mat. Classes are taught by Heidi Sherwin, Jessy Coffman or Miranda Talkington. All ages; $12 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Class pack of 10 is $100 for members, $130 for non-members.

The West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, is open from dawn to dusk daily. Admission is free. The gate to the lower parking area is open daily from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dogs are permitted on leashes. Follow all guidelines posted in the information kiosk and enjoy your visit.
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