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Category Archive for 'Dominion GardenFest of Lights'

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 […]

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Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on Raising Richmond a parenting blog  on RVAnews.com   by Valerie Catrow, guest blogger,  via Raising Richmond I tend to get a bit weepy when I think about Lewis Ginter this time of year–the garden, not the guy. Now you might find it odd for a grown woman to tear up at the […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our mission here at the Garden is education,  so over the past few years, we’ve tried to incorporate more and more botanical education and interest into Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  Hey, just ’cause it’s dark out doesn’t mean you can’t learn about nature, right!?  Last year, we […]

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by Victoria Waiton, Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  The sight of an enormous rainbow chandelier dripping with strands upon strands of bright paper cranes does something to a person. Staring up at those 2,500 carefully folded works of art, I think, I want to make one. This year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights theme, “East Meets […]

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Holiday Preview

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator It’s almost mid-November, and the Dominion GardenFest  of Lights preparations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden are nearing completion.  Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our Asian-themed ornaments and  floral displays on the Holiday Tree. This year’s theme is East Meets West.  Less […]

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by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  I don’t know the exact variety of these oriental poppies, but they’re marvelous. These are part of a cutting garden grown by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden staff and volunteers.  The items in this garden are specifically grown to be dried and used in […]

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by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; Photos by Don Williamson Photography   A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure […]

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By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As the song goes, It’s the Holiday Season…. For the adults, like me, there doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything – shopping, cooking, wrapping, celebrations.  For the kids, like a certain one of mine (not mentioning any names — you know who you […]

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by Garrett McLees, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I arrived at Lewis Ginter in early September, and even though  it was months away, it didn’t take long for me to hear about Dominion GardenFest of Lights, or GardenFest, as most folks call it around here.   For some, GardenFest  is the most anticipated event […]

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by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you all about our new addition in the Conservatory – “The Old Tree”.   We are happy to announce that volunteers Nancy Butler and Alexandra Slusher have created a masterpiece.  The Old Tree  is ready for  holiday visitors!  The inhabitants have […]

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