Jonah Holland

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

Dec 22nd, 2014

Winter's Subtle Beauty

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This time of year you have to look a little bit harder to find the beauty of nature especially on cold rainy days like today. This morning I found a subtle rainbow of colors in the bark of the Chamaecyparis obtusa. The red and green leaves of […]

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Dec 21st, 2014

Happy Winter Solstice

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, a time of reflection and celebration for many. With the shortest day also comes the longest night. And in darkness many celebrate the light, be it the sun, candles, or half a million twinkling lights. […]

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Dec 18th, 2014

Can You Buy Happiness?

Can you buy happiness? That’s a great question. And timely too. It’s easy to get caught up in the holidays. Each year I tell my kids we’ll have a small Christmas and that we’ll save money for things that really matter — like a trip to California or Canada, or even trombone lessons.  Inside I […]

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Dec 16th, 2014

Conservatory Tree Takes a Stroll Down Memory Lane

The Conservatory Tree in the North Wing is one of our most elaborate holiday trees ever at Dominion GardenFest of Lights. This year, in an effort to commemorate the Garden’s 30th Anniversary and reflect on our rich history the Conservatory Tree is filled with symbolic ornaments and icons that take visitors on a tour through the […]

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Dec 14th, 2014

Volunteers Make GardenFest Magic Happen

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you’ve been to Dominion GardenFest of Lights before,  you will recognize some of our volunteers who come back, year after year, donating their time to a place that is near to their hearts, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Did you know that we have over 200 volunteers […]

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Dec 13th, 2014

Enter our GardenFest Instagram Contest to Win a $600 Prize Package

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you entered our  ‪#‎GardenFest‬ Instagram contest?  Just visit Dominion GardenFest of Lights and share with us your favorite photos on Instagram — tagging them with the #GardenFest hashtag! We’ll choose a winner based on creativity, fun and photographic composition.  You could win a prize package […]

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Dec 12th, 2014

Time Lapse of Holiday Tree Bike Sculpture at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago we told you about local Richmond artist John Meola crafting a 20-foot  holiday tree out of recycled bikes and bike parts. Now, see how it was made in this Richmond Time Lapse video.  The sculpture will be on display during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights! (through January […]

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Dec 11th, 2014

Find the Peacock & More Using the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Map

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Each year we have a new theme to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, and each year, old favorites (like the peacock) return.  One of the most commonly asked questions we get at the front desk this time of year is “Where’s the peacock?”  One family […]

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Dec 5th, 2014

8 Tips for Visiting Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  This year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden has been one of our most popular. With that in mind, and as our busiest time approaches we wanted to give you some tips for a great GardenFest […]

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Dec 4th, 2014

Musical Thursdays at Dominion GardenFest of Lights

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Acoustic musicians perform festive entertainment in the Lora Robins Library  at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden each Thursday night at Dominion GardenFest of Lights. We have some great acts lined up including flute ensembles, choirs, saxophone quartets and more. Here’s the full schedule: Dec. 4,  6-7 p.m. Lisa Thompson and […]

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Nov 28th, 2014

Tips for GardenFest with Kids

8 Tips for Visiting Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights with Youngsters Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a wonderful family event. If you are a parent, you know any family event can be made even better with a few tips or tricks. So that’s why we’ve put together these 8 tips for visiting GardenFest with kids. […]

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Nov 27th, 2014

Showing Thanks to our Volunteers  & Community Partners

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Community Kitchen Garden Horticulturist Laura Schumm just sent the end-of-the-year update on our Community Kitchen Garden benefiting FeedMore. The timing is perfect, because it reminds me of all the wonderful things I am thankful for today on this day of Thanksgiving. Last week six volunteers from the […]

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Nov 26th, 2014

More Sneak Peek Photos of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  We’ve been telling you how excited we are about this year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for weeks now. Finally, opening day — GardenFest Illumination is nearly here. On Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, the day after Thanksgiving, we’ll illuminate the Garden kicking off the season with a trick […]

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Nov 24th, 2014

New Sculpture Graces Rose Garden During Dominion GardenFest

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Local artist John Meola crafted this pyramid-shaped sculpture out of recycled bikes and bike parts in the Rose Garden. In fact, he’s just putting the final touches on it now. The airplane on top is a pedal-powered bike too. I can’t wait to see it […]

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