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Category Archive for 'Dominion GardenFest of Lights'

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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By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I know what it means … saw through my telescope … woodsmen … sawing down trees … with Xs on them … like ours….  They’re going to cut down our tree! As both author and illustrator, Ruth Brown brings to life bustling, bickering […]

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by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Splendor Under Glass fundraising gala on November 19 transformed the Conservatory into exotic international locales with its “Orchids Around the World” theme. The theme was chosen in anticipation of the new Orchids Galore! exhibit at the Garden March 10 – April […]

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by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Every Wednesday morning, I see volunteers carrying trays of freshly-cut flowers and other plant material into the GardenFest of Lights decoration workshop—signaling the first stage of the imaginative, hand-made holiday decorations that delight annual GardenFest visitors starting the weekend after Thanksgiving. In most inside spaces, […]

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