Jan 7th, 2015

We've Got Winter Blooms! Snow Drops Steal the Show

by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  Snow drops  or Galathus elwesii are a personal favorite, they bloom just when you need them most, and don’t seem to mind the cold.  See the inverted green heart?!

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Jan 2nd, 2015

A Tail-Wagging Good Time!

Kate Pyle, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What could be better than touring Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden during Dominion GardenFest of Lights? I’ll tell you one thing – touring it with your best friend. Better yet, your best canine friend. Between the lights, the beautiful scenery, and new dog friends, GardenFest for […]

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Dec 31st, 2014

Winter Work: 30-degrees & Garden Tricks

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On my walk into the office this morning I was having trouble staying warm.  It was only 30 degrees — but for an office-dweller like me, it seemed frigid. My hands were so cold they wouldn’t work properly and I was having trouble taking photos […]

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Dec 30th, 2014

Simple Winter Beauty

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  ― John Steinbeck

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Dec 29th, 2014

An Unexpected Treat During Dominion GardenFest of Lights: Orchids

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of our dedicated volunteers, Tom Driscoll, mentioned that one of his favorite parts of volunteering in the Conservatory during Dominion GardenFest of Lights is he gets to spend time around the most wonderful fragrances: orchids! Did you know that many types of orchids only […]

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Dec 26th, 2014

Do You Find Something New Each Time You Visit?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden    Dominion GardenFest of Lights reopens today after our holiday break. I thought it this might be a good chance to remind you that if you come back to GardenFest for more than visit even in the same year you are likely to see something different […]

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Dec 24th, 2014

Dominion GardenFest of Lights — A Fairy Tale Come True

We just had to share this Todd Feldman photo of a perfectly reflected CWD Kids Tree House during Dominion GardenFest of Lights. It’s like a fairy tale come true! Please visit us on Dec. 26th. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and GardenFest of Lights is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24-25, 2014.

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Dec 23rd, 2014

Crafts from the Past: The Beauty of Victorian Ornaments

by Megan Compton, Adult Education Assistant,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   As member of the staff at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, it has been so exciting to see what happens behind the scenes during preparations for Dominion’s GardenFest of Lights.  Each year, I look forward to hearing about the next theme and what Garden staff members […]

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Dec 22nd, 2014

Winter's Subtle Beauty

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This time of year you have to look a little bit harder to find the beauty of nature especially on cold rainy days like today. This morning I found a subtle rainbow of colors in the bark of the Chamaecyparis obtusa. The red and green leaves of […]

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Dec 21st, 2014

Happy Winter Solstice

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, a time of reflection and celebration for many. With the shortest day also comes the longest night. And in darkness many celebrate the light, be it the sun, candles, or half a million twinkling lights. […]

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Dec 18th, 2014

Can You Buy Happiness?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Can you buy happiness? That’s a great question. And timely too. It’s easy to get caught up in the holidays. Each year I tell my kids we’ll have a small Christmas and that we’ll save money for things that really matter — like a trip […]

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Dec 16th, 2014

Conservatory Tree Takes a Stroll Down Memory Lane

The Conservatory Tree in the North Wing is one of our most elaborate holiday trees ever at Dominion GardenFest of Lights. This year, in an effort to commemorate the Garden’s 30th Anniversary and reflect on our rich history the Conservatory Tree is filled with symbolic ornaments and icons that take visitors on a tour through the […]

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Dec 14th, 2014

Volunteers Make GardenFest Magic Happen

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you’ve been to Dominion GardenFest of Lights before,  you will recognize some of our volunteers who come back, year after year, donating their time to a place that is near to their hearts, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Did you know that we have over 200 volunteers […]

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