Guest resources include the Lora M. Robins Library, containing over 7,000 items related to botany, horticulture, garden design, flower arranging and garden history and including 600 volumes of children’s books. The Library maintains several searchable databases (plant and seed sources, plant information, and the LGBG plant collection) and the Hort Helpline—volunteers who research and answer public inquiries about plants.
The Library is home to the Descubes collection of over 2500 botanical art works, the Longest Library collection of books on medicinal plants, the Ancarrow slide library of over 10,000 plants in the James River watershed, and the Mary Vaux Walcott collection of botanical prints.
Changing art exhibits are featured in the Education and Library Complex.
In Ginter Gallery II:
through January 13: Asian Gardens
A panel exhibit about the characteristics of Asian Gardens, and how Asian gardens became features of Western garden design, to complement the 'East Meets West' theme of this year's Dominion GardenFest of Lights
In the Library:
February 12 - March 31
Two companion exhibits for Orchids Galore!
Tales of the Plant Finders
A panel exhibit about the great age of plant exploration and commerce made possible by innovations of the Industrial Revolution
March 1 - 31
Nature Journaliing: Reflections of the Natural World through Images and Words
Examples of all kinds of nature journals, from the artistic to the ecletic, are on view in this exhibit. See how others look at the natural world, and be inspired to start your own journal. Curated by Garden journaling instructor Susie Kowalik.
If you would like to submit an exhibit proposal, click here for a package containing our exhibition policies, submittal guidelines, and a submittal form. Artists interested in working in the Garden will find guidelines here.
Other guest resources include a self-guided Bird Trail, and the Bright Spots program that highlights the seasonal “must-see” plants in the Garden. To access the Bright Spots lists, visit the "What's in Bloom" page.
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