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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

Note: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is working in concert with the  Virginia Department of Forestry to harvest  young red maple saplings in Chesterfield County and sweet gum saplings  from Hanover County for “Meadowmorphosis” a stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden that will be created May 2-22 and here to be enjoyed for years to […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The past few times I’ve come to the Garden with my family, my children have been scurrying off in a corner somewhere under the decking for the Children’s Garden Tree House. Yes, they still want to climb the 100-year-old mulberry tree, and yes they […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With Patrick Dougherty’s arrival at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden next week, many of us, including the kids who frequent the Children’s Garden, have been  on the edge of our seats in anticipation.  Since earlier this month children who visit the Garden have been “on […]

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by Diana Plasberg, Stickwork Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While volunteering at the Lora Robins Library during GardenFest, I came across Stickwork, a book about Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture installations that are made from tree saplings and other organic materials. “Wow!” was my initial reaction. Sculptures and structures made from sticks – in trees, on hilltops, throughout building interiors. I was impressed […]

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by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s never just another day at the Garden —  we’re always working on another way to help you enjoy plants.  Wondering what’s up next? Our annual Spring Plant Sale!  Our volunteers and staff have been preparing for months  growing the plants we’ll sell, organizing enriching […]

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Go Green Tips for Children

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In honor of  Earth Day on (which is April 22 this year) Kristin Mullen, Early Childhood Program Developer from our Children’s Garden, pulled together a few green tips — fun activities you can do with you kids, that are earth-friendly & educational.   I […]

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Celebrate Arbor Day at the Garden

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Please join us in the Lora M. Robins Library on Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. as we celebrate Arbor Day. A guest speaker from the City of Richmond Urban Forestry Division will tell us about tree planting goals in the city. Then we will amble through […]

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by Frankie Geouge, Conservatory volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter chooses to use natural pest and disease controls whenever possible. In the ideal environment of the Conservatory, imported insect pests can multiply pretty quickly.  As the frontline attack against insect invasions, we employ vigilant housekeeping and hand removal.  When these efforts fail, we turn […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond orchid enthusiast Dr. Arthur Burke is one of the the forces behind  Orchids Galore! . An offer of plants from his personal collection helped make the display possible and he also kindly loaned the  Garden his copy of Reichenbachia antique chromolithographs for […]

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My Success with Scandal

by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I started collecting African violets by coincidence only. The Richmond African Violet Society holds a show and sale each year at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and in 2008, the sale was held in the Robins Room, right across from where I was […]

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