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 Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We have so much fun planned for you this Sunday at Goblins & Gourds. Celebrate harvest-time in the Children’s Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! It’s a great chance to get outside, […]
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 […]
By Jasmine Kent, PR and Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With all the rain and cold weather we’ve experienced this fall, I’m glad I soaked up the last bit of summer at the Garden’s first October Oddities event of the year. I took a break from my regularly scheduled Saturday morning programming of cereal and television reruns […]
by Kendra Norrell, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden During the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, we thoroughly checked visitors to make sure that butterflies didn’t “hitch-hike” a ride out on clothing or bags. Do you know why butterflies aren’t allowed to leave the exhibit? Many of the butterflies fluttering around the North Wing of the Conservatory […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of our regular visitors, member Michelle Burdiss, is also a talented photographer. She generously allowed us to share some of her favorite photos earlier this year, in a blog post about her family growing up at the Garden. As Butterflies LIVE! comes to a […]