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by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s not uncommon for the Children’s Garden to request donations for items that might otherwise get tossed in the trash – toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, and hot chocolate containers are some of our staples. Our young guests transform these under-appreciated items into treasures such as fanciful works […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Which side do you like best? Don’t forget — last chance to see Butterflies LIVE!  The exhibit closes on Sunday (Oct. 12, 2014).  

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by Richard Frailing, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I tell people my job, that I work in a butterfly exhibit at the Lewis Ginter and my official title is “Assistant Butterfly Curator,” it is always with a sly smile. I know how it sounds. I know that if I imagined what Assistant Butterfly […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the cool things about having corporate volunteer  groups come to the Garden to work is that I’m always learning from them.   This morning, two corporate groups from Dominion Virginia Power and Capital One, worked alongside Garden staff and volunteers to complete the planting […]

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

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Just one more reason that nature is amazing: here’s the Orange Dead Leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus). Perfect mimic for a dead leaf. Wish I could catch this one with his wings open — then you’d see bright orange and purple-blue. Don’t forget, Butterflies LIVE! closes […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s hard to believe such a small, delicate flower can have such a heavenly fragrance. You’ll find the Osmanthus just across the Lotus Bridge between Bloemendaal House and the Children’s Garden, or you can just follow your nose!

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As part of a partnership with Blue Sky Fund, 5th graders from Richmond Public Schools’ George Mason Elementary School learned hands-on math and science in the Garden. Working collaboratively, students measured air and soil temperature under the tree leaf canopy and outside the tree canopy to […]

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A group of pre-service teachers, grad students and faculty from the Education, Biology, and Agriculture departments at  Virginia State University participated in a hands-on workshop with Children’s Garden program developers Kristi Orcutt and Kristin Mullen. As part of a National Science Foundation  grant, the pre-service teachers ‘dug into learning’ in the Central Garden, Children’s Garden Farm […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden So you already know the Fall Plant Sale is today, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. But did you know that this year, we are highlighting plant divisions from our favorite perennials right here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden? Come on […]

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