by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thousands of visitors enjoyed Dominion GardenFest of Lights this year, and many of those visitors stepped into the library and back to 1895 as they viewed our exhibit on the Lakeside Wheel Club. However, it is likely that only one visitor had a unique connection to the […]
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The Conservatory Tree in the North Wing is one of our most elaborate holiday trees ever at Dominion GardenFest of Lights. This year, in an effort to commemorate the Garden’s 30th Anniversary and reflect on our rich history the Conservatory Tree is filled with symbolic ornaments and icons that take visitors on a tour through the […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’ve been telling you how excited we are about this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights for weeks now. Finally, opening day — GardenFest Illumination is nearly here. On Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, the day after Thanksgiving, we’ll illuminate the Garden kicking off the season with a trick bike […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Local artist John Meola crafted this pyramid-shaped sculpture out of recycled bikes and bike parts in the Rose Garden. In fact, he’s just putting the final touches on it now. The airplane on top is a pedal-powered bike too. I can’t wait to see it […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Shannon Smith is a woman with a vision. As senior horticulturist and GardenFest coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, she gets to creatively envision how our 40 acre botanical garden will look with half a million LED lights, embodying a new theme. Each year, Dominion GardenFest […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Davey Tree Expert Company, Inc. volunteered their time to help us install bikes in our ginkgo tree in front of historic Bloemendaal House last week. The bikes are wrapped in lights and will be an exciting surprise for our Dominion GardenFest of Lights visitors. We […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’ve been having fun at the Garden this week. Maybe a little too much fun! There are bikes hanging in trees, bike sculptures on their way, bikes in garlands and on holiday trees. There’s even a miniature version of historic Richmond landmarks made out of […]
Here’s one reason. Now go find the 999,999 others! Plus, this is Heritage Weekend at Historic Bloemendaal — full of music and activities highlighting the Garden’s past, as we celebrate the Garden’s 30th anniversary.
by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was formed thirty years ago in March, it consisted of a handful of empty, aging buildings and 73 acres of promise. As we celebrate this anniversary year, it is good to remember that the hallmarks of a successful, maturing botanical garden are in […]
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 […]