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by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden     Thank You for Showing Us the Garden! Love, Meagan Kelly Riley is the children’s education manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. A Richmond native, Kelly worked in a number of jobs after completing business school, including a position that allowed her to watch urban residents move into newly […]

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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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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 Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Can you remember being 10  and hurtling up your favorite climbing tree? Can you still feel the rough bark under your hands and the way the sturdy anchor of the tree’s trunk gave way to smaller and smaller branches until it all swayed giddily under your weight? How […]

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by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have noticed an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 28, about a moratorium on cutting down trees in the City while City Council reviews its current policy on tree removal. I stepped into this issue last week when I was asked to assist […]

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