by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Davey Tree Expert Company, Inc. volunteered their time to help us install bikes in our ginkgo tree in front of historic Bloemendaal House last week. The bikes are wrapped in lights and will be an exciting surprise for our Dominion GardenFest of Lights visitors. We […]
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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’ve been having fun at the Garden this week. Maybe a little too much fun! There are bikes hanging in trees, bike sculptures on their way, bikes in garlands and on holiday trees. There’s even a miniature version of historic Richmond landmarks made out of […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As you may have heard, the theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights is all about bikes — a nod to the Garden’s history as the hub of Richmond cycling in the late 1800s. But we also choose the bike theme to share our excitement about […]
by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 120 years ago, Richmond was swept up in a national “bicycle craze.” The popularity of cycling soared with the arrival of safe, affordable bicycles, available to all ages and genders. The fervor of the times prompted changes in the activities of women and their fashions, spurred communities to […]
by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we received a wonderful 30th anniversary gift from local author and cycling enthusiast Tom Houff. His book “On Richmond’s Wheel” tells the story of our city’s bicycling history. A week ago I asked Tom if he knew where we could find an 1895 bicycle for exhibit […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Announcing the winners of our first ever #GardenFest Instagram contest! We were thrilled with the participation of the Instagram community — we had over 700 entries in the contest, and there were so many fabulous and creative photos that told the story of Dominion GardenFest […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Starting today, we enter the busier time of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Kids are out of school, they don’t have homework, and they can stay up late. So you might need a bit more planning when visiting GardenFest. We appreciate your patience as we enter […]
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The 2013 Dominion GardenFest of Lights holiday decor extravaganza at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features a 2-story (20-foot) “birds-and-bees”-themed densely decorated Holiday Tree in the North Wing of the Conservatory. The images featured here have been altered with basic Adobe Photoshop CS4 […]
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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