Beth Monroe

About Beth Monroe

Beth Monroe is public relations and marketing director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She feels honored to be part of a team connecting people and plants to improve our community.

Nov 24th, 2010

Hot Night in the Hothouse

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Splendor Under Glass fundraising gala on November 19 transformed the Conservatory into exotic international locales with its “Orchids Around the World” theme. The theme was chosen in anticipation of the new Orchids Galore! exhibit at the Garden March 10 – April […]

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Sep 16th, 2010

Where are You? Life Stages of a Gardener

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s Plant Sale time at the Garden again! I just came back from the employee/volunteer pre-sale and it occurs to me how my buying habits have changed in a dozen years as a Garden employee. These fluctuations are based largely on “life events” […]

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Jul 14th, 2010

A Giving Tree

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Trees often have a special place in childhood memories. For me, it was a dogwood I loved to climb in my parents’ backyard. About five feet up, the branches made a “V” providing a perfect perch to view the world. Hopefully the mulberry in […]

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Oct 24th, 2009

Gurglepots, Buddha Boards and More

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This year Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting the Museum Stores of Richmond’s Holiday Shoppers Fair (Friday, Nov. 6 & Saturday, Nov. 7). Fifteen Richmond-area museum stores in one place for two days! Talk about interesting gift ideas. When I glanced through the […]

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Oct 7th, 2009

Bye Bye Butterfly

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last call! This is the final week of Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the butterflies are going out on a high note. Just last week a new shipment of chrysalides came in – including some species we’ve not yet had. […]

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Sep 17th, 2009

Fall is Great for Planting. Really.

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While most people think of spring as the best time for planting, avid gardeners know fall can actually be the best. First of all, it helps to know the difference between an annual and a perennial. Annuals typically only last one season, while perennials […]

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Sep 11th, 2009

You Are Invited to an "Insect Collection" Night

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thursday, September 17 8 – 11 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Ever stop to think about the millions of insects surrounding us each day? Probably not — because so many are unseen. That will not be the case on Thursday, September 17. On that […]

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Sep 4th, 2009

Glass Sculpture Exhibit by World-Renown Artist Coming in 2010

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Several years ago, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden did a survey and asked members what kind of exhibits they would like to see at the Garden. Of the 469 people surveyed, 81% replied they’d be interested in an installation of outdoor art/sculpture. We listened! Lewis […]

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Apr 21st, 2009

What You Don't Mow Can't Hurt You

By Beth Monroe, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR & Marketing Dir. I’ve always loved meadows, Maybe it’s from watching too many episodes of Little House on the Prairie when I was a child — you know, that opening scene with Laura and her sisters running through the long grass? Turns out unmown grasses aren’t just […]

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