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Category Archive for 'Dominion GardenFest of Lights'

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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by Michelle Burdiss, Member, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden My family and I have so many memories that involve Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden that it is really hard to pick and choose what to share. It all started when my (now) husband proposed. It was Christmas time and right after I said, “YES!” (actually it was […]

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Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on Raising Richmond a parenting blog  on RVAnews.com   by Valerie Catrow, guest blogger,  via Raising Richmond I tend to get a bit weepy when I think about Lewis Ginter this time of year–the garden, not the guy. Now you might find it odd for a grown woman to tear up at the […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our mission here at the Garden is education,  so over the past few years, we’ve tried to incorporate more and more botanical education and interest into Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  Hey, just ’cause it’s dark out doesn’t mean you can’t learn about nature, right!?  Last year, we […]

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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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