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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 

Dendrobium Tanida Two-Tone in the Conservatory.

Dendrobium Tanida Two-Tone in the Conservatory.

Laeliocattleya Gold Digger 'Orchid Jungle'

Laeliocattleya Gold Digger ‘Orchid Jungle’

Camellia. Photo by Don Williamson Photography.

Camellia. Photo by Don Williamson Photography.

Narcissus 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation'

Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ spotted in early January 2014 in Flagler Garden.

Have we got a treat for you! Starting today, and running through the end of the weekend, admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is completely FREE! If you’ve never been to the Garden before, this is a perfect chance to come see what we are all about.  We have friendly staff ready to answer your botanical questions and our Visitor Services Staff  would love to tell you some highlights of things to see on your visit. If you are the do-it-yourself type, you can see what’s in bloom by month  on our website.  Yes, we have a few blooms outside even in January! Some of the blooms you may see in winter include Hellebore, Camellia, Parrotia, snow drops (Galanthus elwesii) and edgeworthia.

You might even see a few early-blooming daffodils!

Orchids, cyclamen, paperwhites, amaryllis and many more blooms await you in the cozy Conservatory.  Or go on a hunt for interesting bark, dried seed pods and berries all over the Garden.  Our garden paths are wonderful place to walk and think.  If you are a birder look for our birding trail brochure too.  Don’t forget  to take a break by the fireplace in the Library Reading Room where it’s warm and cozy. bird trail brochure

witch hazel

Witch hazel

Tree bark

Tree bark — interesting any time of year. Photo by Tyler Darden

snow drops!

Snow drops!

If you can’t make it this week, don’t worry! We’re running a winter special — January 20 – February 28. Adults and seniors are $5 / children are $4.
Also, plan on eating before or after your trip to the Garden. The Garden Cafe is closed this week (January 14-19) for routine maintenance. The Robins Tea House is also temporarily closed during this time, the Tea House will re-open in spring, date to be announced.  Please note that the Garden Shop is closed for inventory January 14-23, 2014. 

 

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