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Here’s one reason. Now go find the 999,999 others! Plus, this is  Heritage Weekend at Historic Bloemendaal — full of music and activities highlighting the Garden’s past, as we celebrate the Garden’s 30th anniversary.

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Photos and text by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator     

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by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  You’ve been hearing about the fabulous Magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy White’ for a few years now. It’s a wonderful tree, created by one of our volunteers, Bill Smith, our resident magnolia hybridist. Described as a cross between Magnolia Tripetala ‘Bloomfield’ and Magnolia ‘R20-1′ (Magnolia sieboldii x M. ashei)  the blooms […]

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Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden For many weather-related reasons, 2013 was a challenging year for all vegetable growers in Central Virginia, but that’s behind us now and we’re excited about beginning our 2014 growing season. To help balance our challenges, 2013 brought several very positive factors: our […]

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Spring is Trying so Hard!

Photos by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   With tomorrow, March 20, being the  the vernal equinox and official start of spring, I thought you might enjoy some photos of the Garden in bloom.  This has been a long and snowy winter, but our blooms are hardy and still look lovely despite the harsh […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator and Beth Monroe, Director of PR,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   If you are a fan of the Garden on Facebook, you may have heard about an exciting new  project at the Garden:  the Cherry Tree Walk. The “Cherry Tree Walk” is the working title of the project currently underway around […]

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by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, and  Laurel Matthew, Greenhouse Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When polar temperatures put Central Virginia in a deep freeze, there’s one plant that can reliably transport you to the tropics: orchids! March is orchid month at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and we’ve upped the WOW factor by featuring orchids in […]

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by Diane Carpenter, Public Relations Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  This Queen Sago palm (Cycas circinalis), growing in our Conservatory, was derived from seeds collected on a U.S. exploring expedition between 1838-1842, and was given to us from the United States Botanic Garden. They are dioecious so have separate male and female plants. Although the […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 

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by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Editors Note: Earlier this week we wrote about July Moir Messervy’s appearance at the Winter Symposium & CVNLA Short Course: Sublime + Sustainable.  Here’s Messervy’s take on green design solutions and creating a “New Homestead.” The size and sheen of […]

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