by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden At the Richmond Public Library “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Finale this weekend, the Children’s Garden tent had a recipe for success. Start with inspiration from nature-based children’s books. Take one part water. Add two parts shredded paper (recycled, of course). Invite about 80 enthusiastic children to […]
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Richmond Public Library is hosting a ‘Dig into Reading’ street party! Franklin St. will be closed off between First and Second St. for an outdoor party including a DJ, games, and activities hosted by partners including Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Farm to Family, Books on Wheels, and the Fire Department. Inside the library will be […]
by Michelle Burdiss, Member, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden My family and I have so many memories that involve Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden that it is really hard to pick and choose what to share. It all started when my (now) husband proposed. It was Christmas time and right after I said, “YES!” (actually it was […]
by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Summer camp! Don’t those words just make you smile? Rest assured, the 4- and 5-year-olds in the Growing Minds and Wow Your Senses camps are smiling, too! And while it’s obvious they are having fun, the casual observer might not realize that they are also learning – learning […]
by Kristi Orcutt, Children’s Garden Program Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I spied a female Eastern River Cooter traveling up the ramp toward the CWD Children’s Garden Tree House. Perhaps after emerging from the pond, she crossed the path and found an opening in the Children’s Garden gate and headed up the ramp. I surmised that she […]
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 […]
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 […]