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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today we are thankful for our GardenFest of Lights sponsor, Dominion, who made us this very fine video featuring Lewis Ginter’s Executive Director, Frank Robinson, and highlighting some favorites from Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights. My favorite: the  blue LED dogwood blossom lights!  Check it […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Earlier this week I saw a glimpse into the future. I saw nearly 20 hoop dancers with LED-lit hula hoops practicing for their routine for big day: The GardenFest Illumination at Lewis Ginter — on Friday, November 27th, the day after Thanksgiving.  One of the […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Now that you’ve seen some of our reflections from The Gillette Forum, I thought I’d bring you some audio. This is a recording of Douglas Reed, FASLA, of Hilderbrand Reed Landscape Architects, speaking during one of his presentations titled: Treading Lightly on the Land: Case […]

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by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator & Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Here is the inside scoop on  what’s “Happening Now” in the Children’s Garden right now! Persimmon fruit in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The persimmons are still on the tree here in the Children’s Garden. The persimmon is one of my […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I came away from the Gillette Forum completely in awe of the job that landscape architects who are committed to creating beautiful but sustainable landscapes have. The task of  convincing those with the power (the client) to do the right thing environmentally, seems daunting — […]

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by Adele MacLean, Program Developer/Special Projects & Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Gillette Forum, the last of Lewis Ginter’s four-part 25th anniversary symposia, was filled with many great stories, images and ideas  about how each of us can do our part to create landscapes that are both beautiful and environmentally […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Has anyone else noticed the multitude of acorns this year? Aside from unsteady footing have you ever wondered what all those acorns mean? Some say you can predict the weather by how many acorns are on the ground. Something to do with how the squirrels […]

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by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The growing season may be over, but there’s still plenty to be done in the Community Kitchen Garden and a little bit of rain doesn’t stop the volunteers at Lewis Ginter! Last week we had a good crew show up regardless of the rain and we picked […]

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by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator and Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Working in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is always a lot of fun — the staff here loves learning about nature as much as we like teaching kids about it.  Krissi, one of the Program Developers in the Children’s Garden,  […]

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