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Category Archive for 'History'

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 […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s most historic garden is getting a “summer house” and new arbors.  The formal beds in front of Bloemendaal House were originally planted by Grace Arents (Lewis Ginter’s niece, and the founder of our Garden) in 1914.  In fact, we call it […]

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The Case of the Vintage Fire Hydrant

by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On my first day at the Garden, I passed what I thought then was a bonafide Cold War bomb shelter.  I recalled those black and white photos from high school textbooks of underground fortifications, and I envisioned tuna fish cans from 1957 stacked neatly […]

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