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 […]
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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Announcing the winners of our first ever #GardenFest Instagram contest! We were thrilled with the participation of the Instagram community — we had over 700 entries in the contest, and there were so many fabulous and creative photos that told the story of Dominion GardenFest […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Starting today, we enter the busier time of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Kids are out of school, they don’t have homework, and they can stay up late. So you might need a bit more planning when visiting GardenFest. We appreciate your patience as we enter […]
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The 2013 Dominion GardenFest of Lights holiday decor extravaganza at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features a 2-story (20-foot) “birds-and-bees”-themed densely decorated Holiday Tree in the North Wing of the Conservatory. The images featured here have been altered with basic Adobe Photoshop CS4 […]
by Katelyn Coyle, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights incorporated a new tradition for Wednesday nights, Crafty Wednesdays! As an educator in the Children’s Garden, I was definitely excited to bring a few of the Children’s Garden’s favorite crafts to GardenFest visitors and families. We kicked off last […]
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Posted in Dominion GardenFest of Lights on Dec 6th, 2013
What do Dominion GardenFest of Lights, social media, and your mobile device have in common? Put them all together for chance to win a prize package valued at over $850. One of our favorite parts of GardenFest is seeing it though your eyes. Show us your family traditions, your favorite vistas, your dog enjoying the lights […]
by Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Every year in the Children’s Garden we decorate a chosen tree, the Wildlife Tree, created with ornaments to feed the squirrels, birds, and other Garden critters during the wintertime. The tree we selected is an 8’ cut evergreen, similar to the Christmas tree you may have […]
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Dominion GardenFest of Lights installation is nearly complete at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For 2013, the theme will feature constructions from, or replicating, nature’s jewels — this year’s GardenFest theme after all is A Natural Love Affair. The details are multitudinous […]
by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Conservatory model train display is a visitor favorite at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Dominion Garden Festival of Lights. What makes our display unique is that the horticulture staff create miniature “fairy houses” out of dried botanical materials. The detail on the houses is amazing. Ginkgo […]