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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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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Acting as the Garden’s reporter, as I was recently referred to, is a really fun job. It gives me a reason to ask questions, be curious, and find out what’s going on in all different parts of the Garden.  When we the Garden hires someone […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   With all the rain we’ve been having, it’s no surprise that we’ve had a few creatures trying to find shelter inside. Last week, a toad made its way to the Robins Visitor Center….where he blended perfectly with the carpet! Luckily we had  a mother […]

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by Caitlin Puffenberger, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I’m a Public Relations & Marketing Intern at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this summer. I’ve been here for three weeks so far, and I’ve had an amazing time and learned so many things. There is so much to see and do!  Here are just a […]

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Photos & text by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week I learned the three characteristics of a desert: 1) extreme temperatures; 2) less than 12 inches of precipitation annually; and 3) low humidity. My teacher was a volunteer in the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ, and I […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is for Claire and Peggy, bog plant experts at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) flowers have been harvested for drying. A shot from the rear, equally beautiful as the frontal view. The puffy center shields the anthers. […]

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