May 27th, 2010

Lewis Ginter Recycles Garden Plastics

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recycles garden plastics? We send our plastic garden pots and trays to Four Seasons Recycling who returns them to the supply stream oversees. Home gardeners can also now recycle their garden pots! Pots with resin codes […]

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May 26th, 2010

Lewis Ginter Children's Garden Adds New Compost System

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator & Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden My favorite recent addition to the Children’s Garden is our three bin compost system.  Not only is composting an easy way to keep useful organic material out of the landfill, it results in the best soil amendment a gardener could wish for.  Our […]

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May 20th, 2010

A Social Network for Nature Teachers & All Kinds of Stick Sculptures

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As you probably know, here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden we love education. And in turn that means we love teachers too! I’ve written about it before. But I keep coming back to it, because our mission in everything we do here at the […]

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May 13th, 2010

Garden Shop Talk: Willow Branches Add Light & Whimsy

by Brenda Bartges, Buyer, Garden Shop,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A new supply of lighted willow branch stems has arrived at the Garden Shop. Choose either the long or short stem branches, put them in your favorite vase, add some beautiful flowers and plug in. Easy, quick, instant beauty. Get ready for the compliments and […]

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Apr 23rd, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Communing with the Glass

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week I decided to take a short stroll to look at some of my favorite pieces in the Hans Godo Frabel‘s Glorious Glass in the Garden exhibit. In the Library, the installations are situated on top of the book shelves. I took a close look […]

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Apr 21st, 2010

New at the Spring Plant Sale: Container Planting Demonstration

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter’s Spring Plant Sale is almost here! I just talked to the Garden’s Volunteer Coordinator, Darlene VanLaan,  and she reminded me — this is a hugely popular event! Plant enthusiasts line up long before the sale starts to be the first to get […]

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Apr 9th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Beauty for Sale

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Ah, yet, ere I descend to the grave May I a small house and large garden have! And a few friends, and many books, both true, Both wise, and both delightful too!” from The Wish by Abraham Cowely The Gardener’s Book of Verse: Poems for Five […]

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Apr 8th, 2010

Springtime in the Children's Garden is Full of Activities

 by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Everything changes in the spring.  Suddenly, the garden is a riot of color and activity.  The birds are building nests, the turtles come out of hibernation, and the bees seem so relieved to find flowers again.  The entire garden is bursting with blossoms, and the […]

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Apr 1st, 2010

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Celebrates Grace Arents With Historic Marker

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden About a year and a half ago — I was interviewed for a job here at the Garden to help promote the Garden’s 25th Anniversary in 2009.  On that day, I met two amazing women — Beth Monroe, the Garden’s Director of Public Relations,  […]

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Mar 23rd, 2010

Artful Renewal in the Conservatory

  These gorgeous Fräbel glass creations, born from both nature and the creative spirit, exemplify the melding of the real and the imagined.  As both an artist and a gardener, I found it wondrous to be able to gratify my love for both horticulture and art within the same artistic space.   Some of the Fräbel […]

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Mar 17th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Spring is coming to the Garden

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Many inches of snow and cold temperatures gave us the coldest winter in our area in several years. If you’re like me, you may have wondered if  spring was ever coming.  This week, a wonderful spate of warmer weather recently inspired me to walk the paths […]

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Mar 13th, 2010

Great Gardening Events are Sprouting up All Over Richmond!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Some really wonderful gardening events are sprouting up in Richmond this spring! Of course, each year  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteers hold the annual Spring Plant Sale — this year April 29 – 30th and May 1st. Lewis Ginter’s plant sale is still a […]

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