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by Megan Compton, Education Assistant,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Our first Mother’s Day Celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was actually before I even became a mom. My best friend’s father leads Glennroy and Company and we came to hear him play the Mother’s Day concert down at Bloemendaal House. It was a beautiful spring day […]

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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 […]

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We are Active RVA. Are you?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Did you know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is Active RVA certified?  We are! Last week, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, along with  25 Richmond region schools and 42 corporations were honored with an Active RVA Fitness Award and certification.  I was thrilled to represent the […]

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by Helen Wallace MacDonald, Board Liaison & Major Gifts Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Turning 98 years old is a noteworthy accomplishment, never mind painting 40+ pieces of beautiful artwork in one year. So goes the life of Mrs. Louise Cochrane. An incredibly practiced artist, our graceful friend once again outdid herself not only with a […]

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by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As we reflect on the many highlights of 2013, the Splendor Under Glass gala is certainly one of them. Held on November 23, the event kicked off the annual holiday Dominion GardenFest of Lights. More than 400 guests attended and were “Entwined” with […]

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Editor’s note:  We’d love you to meet our new staff members Jennie Romero  and Helen Wallace MacDonald. Jennie and Helen  joined Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Development staff in November.  We mixed things up this time and let Helen and Jennie interview each other. They take a pretty good selfie too! Take it away  ladies…. Jennie Romero, Corporate Gifts, […]

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Former PR & Marketing Intern, Caitlin Puffenberger, recently won a Public Relations Society of America scholarship for an essay she wrote on her work interning here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and how it has s influenced her career choice.  The Richmond Public Relations Foundation’s  Supporting PR Stars  program annually awards two $1,000 scholarships — […]

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by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   We witnessed two unexpected events at the Garden this past August, yet both were typical of the predictable ebb and surprising flow of our lives within nature. Mid-month, near the Robins Visitors Center, our Emmenopterys henryi flowered, flashing rare and delicate blooms on a lovely tree that originated […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you are a regular at the Garden, you know we have an outstanding admissions staff to welcome you to the Garden when you arrive.  Recently, we welcomed a new face to our front line staff — Visitors Center Associate Denise Gammon.  Director of Guest […]

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by Jasmine Kent, PR and Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Just this August, Alex Arzt arrived in Richmond, enrolled into Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, and brought her talent to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the exhibit coordinator Ginter Gallery II. Alex has established herself in the realm of art with a […]

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