by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As you may have heard, the theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights is all about bikes — a nod to the Garden’s history as the hub of Richmond cycling in the late 1800s. But we also choose the bike theme to share our excitement about […]
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by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 120 years ago, Richmond was swept up in a national “bicycle craze.” The popularity of cycling soared with the arrival of safe, affordable bicycles, available to all ages and genders. The fervor of the times prompted changes in the activities of women and their fashions, spurred communities to […]
by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we received a wonderful 30th anniversary gift from local author and cycling enthusiast Tom Houff. His book “On Richmond’s Wheel” tells the story of our city’s bicycling history. A week ago I asked Tom if he knew where we could find an 1895 bicycle for exhibit […]