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by Georgine Muc, Project Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden How does one join in on an ancient conversation? Settling down with a candle, a crude wooden writing device, and the mystifying smell of melting beeswax, is how my journey begins. Like many endeavors, it is good to pause before you decide on that first stroke that commits […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Cauliflorous” or “cauliflory” is the term describing the production of flowers on the trunk and branches of woody plants, as opposed to the ends of the twigs. In this case, we’re looking at the ubiquitous eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) – which happens […]

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Can you believe Butterflies LIVE! starts in just 2 short weeks? We can’t wait! And guess what? We receive our first chrysalids today too!  Stay tuned for more info on what’s new this year in the exhibit.

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By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This weekend we celebrated Global Youth Service Day by planting kale and lettuce transplants that we started in the Children’s Garden greenhouse earlier this year.  Our Service Learning Program volunteers  helped us plant the vegetables  in our newly established Youth Volunteer Display Garden. This garden consists of hollow log […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tulips tend to be the rock stars of the Garden. Colorful and showy, they stand out and we adore them. Tulips are in bloom now at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and people are busy photographing them like paparazzi stalking the latest celebrity. I […]

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by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Wait—that’s a daffodil?!” Variations on that remark were heard many times this weekend at the 21st annual Virginia Daffodil Show as Garden visitors wandered through more than 1,264 blooms on view in the Education and Library Complex. Why were people saying that?   We all know that […]

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by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries celebrates Moonlight and Magnolias at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting 50 librarians from all over the United States and Canada for the annual meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. The conference dates are […]

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by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It seems that botanical art is everywhere this very welcome spring.  Right now at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden we have two exhibits that explore the ways that artists connect with the natural world:  in Ginter Gallery II in the Education and Library Complex, we are hosting […]

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by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  Wow! With your help we were just named USAToday Travel’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2nd Best Public Garden in North America. Thank you! Libby McMillan, Content Manager and Senior Editor for USA Today, wouldn’t reveal the number of votes the Garden received, but says: “I will tell […]

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by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  You’ve been hearing about the fabulous Magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy White’ for a few years now. It’s a wonderful tree, created by one of our volunteers, Bill Smith, our resident magnolia hybridist. Described as a cross between Magnolia Tripetala ‘Bloomfield’ and Magnolia ‘R20-1′ (Magnolia sieboldii x M. ashei)  the blooms […]

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