Text & photos by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What do you get when you take an empty field, add piles of twigs, branches, moss, cardboard boxes, stumps, seed pods, pine cones, raffia, magnolia leaves and fabric, and then add hundreds of children and their adults? A Loose Parts Party! That’s exactly what […]
Category Archive for 'Children’s Garden & Children’s Education'
Photos & text by Kristin Mullen, Early Childhood Program Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While teaching in the Children’s Garden, I always have an ear out for that moment when the children ‘get it.’ And I don’t mean checking the box when they can identify the parts of a plant, list the things that plants need to […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What do kids do better than any adult? Use their imagination, of course! That and have silly, uninhibited fun. The weekend will be ripe for both when on April 13-14 The Alberti Flea Circus and Strolling Street Organ Show performs Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Heritage […]
by Heather Veneziano, Children’s Garden Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children’s Garden volunteers and I have been keeping a secret, but we can’t keep it any more. In December my Tuesday volunteer group and I planted 500 Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’ in the grassy area below the tree house.
Posted in Children's Garden & Children's Education, Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Education, Horticulture on Mar 20th, 2013
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today we got to celebrate the first day of spring in the best way ever. We kicked off the 2013 growing season for the Community Kitchen Garden by planting red potatoes, peas and radishes with preschoolers from Capital Childcare. But do you want to know what’s […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The first time I really got to know Allison Kiesler, I was a parent on a field trip with my child here at Lewis Ginter in the Children’s Garden. Yes, I work here, but until I followed my 5-year-old’s kindergarten class around on a field trip, I […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden volunteer Judith Towers volunteering today educating about botanical dye and weaving. Can you believe that the eucalyptus plant dyes wool this rust color? One more thing Judith told me? You techies will love this. The idea for a computer, originally came from a loom. […]
by Lindsay Cowles, guest blogger, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Cheers to Art! Silent art auction fundraiser for Children’s Garden is Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. Cheers to Art! is A chance to buy local art and support the Children’s Garden at the same time. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and live music by Emme St. James and […]
Posted in Children's Garden & Children's Education, Education, Horticulture, No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood, Orchids on Feb 14th, 2013
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When most people think of orchids, they don’t think of something that’s kid-friendly. We’re about to change that! We want to let Richmond Families know, it’s not just the Children’s Garden that is kid -friendly at Lewis Ginter. We’ve put a whole family-focus on Orchids Galore!, […]
by Scott Hornby, Development Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When Loreen Hitch dropped off her kindergarten-age son Ethan for his first day of Green Adventures Camp at the Garden, little did she realize that she was setting off a chain of events that would lead to an amazing awakening and the liberation of a plucky little […]