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Monthly Archive for October, 2009

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By Jonah Holland PR and Marketing Coordinator It looks like Richmond is looking at its trees and its parks more seriously these days.  Ever since our symposium, Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness back in August, I’ve been thinking more about the city’s parks and trees and apparently so has the rest of […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director 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 list of participating museums […]

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In preparation for the Gillette Forum –which is coming up in less than 2 short weeks– I was reading the ASLA’s blog, The Dirt.  Know what I found out?  America added 5,000 acres of parkland in the last year. That is alot of land! Also, I found out that, that investing in land conservation is […]

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By Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Want to see Michele Obama’s  Kitchen Garden? Now is your chance.  According to US News & World Report,  this weekend, the White House garden and grounds will be open for free tours.  Thanks to Red White & Grew for letting us know! The tour […]

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Wordless Wednesday

By Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator After reading the Garden Club of Virginia’s Horticulture blog (one of an impressive 3 blogs that they sponsor, in addition to Tweeting!) I came across Wordless Wednesday. A day’s post dedicated to a photo of some beautiful flower or creature. I like the idea so much, that I’ll […]

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By Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer Yes, you read that correctly. The heat of summer may only just be over, and many people are looking forward to the cooler weather of fall, but smart gardeners are already thinking about spring! Here at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden vegetable garden we are planning ahead so that next […]

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In just a few short weeks, we will be hosting internationally known landscape architects here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the Gillette Forum.  Timeless Design in a Sustainable World: The Charles Gillette Forum,  will feature Thomas Woltz, ASLA, principal at Nelson Byrd Woltz, in Charlottesville and Douglas Reed, FASLA, principal, Reed Hiderbrand Associates, of […]

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Bye Bye Butterfly

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director 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. (The last day of […]

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By Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I’m pleased to release the last two podcasts featuring Rachel Flynn and Leni Sorensen, who spoke recently at our symposium:  Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness. Rachel Flynn, the City of Richmond’s Director of Community Development, spoke candidly about what’s working well […]

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