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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

The Legacy of Mrs. Lora M. Robins

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The passionate philanthropy  of  Lora M. Robins shines in a multitude of ways here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  She leaves a legacy at the Garden with contributions far and wide, spanning a lifetime.  Some of her many contributions are tangible — we walk […]

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by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s me!  I’m the new librarian.  Janet Woody reporting for duty. I’ve worked in many kinds of libraries over the years, but not a special one.  And Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is very special.  I don’t know how people get any work done here, surrounded by beautiful […]

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by Maggie Southwick, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: this article was originally published earlier this summer in the American Society of Botanical Artists magazine.  Thanks to Robin Jess, Executive Director of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and Libby Kyer, editor of The Botanical Artist Journal of the ASBA, for allowing us to reprint […]

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by Jane Hockaday, library volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Mother Nature seems to have opened a spa in Richmond this summer, and a glance at a weather map suggests she has extended it to most of the country. Every few days she throws another dipper or two of water on the stones to add extra […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In the heat of August, It’s hard to imagine, that  the annual Fall Plant Sale is just around the corner, on Sept. 17 &18.  This is an event that many avid gardeners look forward to all summer.  Our volunteers have been working hard planning […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you love the  Hans Godo Frabel’s Glorious Glass in the Garden exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — you may be interested in seeing some of the glass-working process actually take place here at the Garden. Local glass artist, Brad Pearson, will be […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week, Richard Nunnally and Virginia Home Grown on PBS broadcast some interesting videos about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  The first video, on sacred lotus, really gives homeowners who want to start a lotus garden some  basic information on how to do it.   As […]

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