Nov 24th, 2010

Hot Night in the Hothouse

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Splendor Under Glass fundraising gala on November 19 transformed the Conservatory into exotic international locales with its “Orchids Around the World” theme. The theme was chosen in anticipation of the new Orchids Galore! exhibit at the Garden March 10 – April […]

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Nov 5th, 2010

Behind-the-Scenes Preparation for Splendor Under Glass Gala

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Working at the Garden, I love how  I get to see all of the wonderful behind-the-scenes work that goes into events like Splendor Under Glass.   In case you don’t know, Splendor Under Glass is the Garden’s annual black-tie fundraiser that takes place in […]

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Oct 20th, 2010

It's time to Plant Paperwhites (Narcissus) to Brighten Fall & Winter Days

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the things I most love about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that each week, without a doubt, I learn something new.  On Monday, I was working on a video with Energy Conservation Specialist, Allison Kaufmann at Dominion Virginia Power and Tom Brinda, […]

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Sep 30th, 2010

Look for Enhancements to Lewis Ginter's Central Garden & West Island Garden

by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the best things about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that we just get better and better!  In early 2011, expect some major enhancements to the Central Garden (CG) between the Robins Visitors Center (top of photo) and the Conservatory (bottom of photo.) The proportions […]

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Sep 22nd, 2010

A High School Student's Perspective of Volunteering at the Garden

by Elizabeth Kelley, Conservatory Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On the bus ride home after school, my friends and I often compare notes on our jobs.  I almost feel sorry for the poor souls when I tell them my latest  news from my job volunteering at the Conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.   It […]

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Sep 19th, 2010

Dawn Redwoods Draw Attention on Monument Avenue

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of our wonderful volunteers, Linda Miller, was talking about the dawn redwoods planted on Monument Avenue in the median strip near her home.  She had enjoyed watching the young trees grow and develop their graceful feathery foliage. But towards late October the leaves […]

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Sep 16th, 2010

Where are You? Life Stages of a Gardener

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s Plant Sale time at the Garden again! I just came back from the employee/volunteer pre-sale and it occurs to me how my buying habits have changed in a dozen years as a Garden employee. These fluctuations are based largely on “life events” […]

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Sep 7th, 2010

Voices from the Children's Garden: Intern Kayla Keplinger

I learned a bit about the plants, vegetables, and joys of dirt. I learned what truly has to go into maintaining a garden of this size and that the team of experts that put there efforts into this garden daily, are normal people who have a passion for bringing this to the public. I learned that hard work is good work and is always worth it in the end. I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

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Aug 26th, 2010

The Legacy of Lora Robins

The passionate philanthropy of  Lora M. Robins shines in a multitude of ways at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  She leaves a legacy at the Garden with contributions far and wide, spanning a lifetime.  Some of her many contributions are tangible — we walk across them, find a moment of reflection, or admire a work of art […]

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Aug 23rd, 2010

Meet Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's New Librarian

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s me!  I’m the new librarian.  Janet Woody reporting for duty. I’ve worked in many kinds of libraries over the years, but not a special one.  And Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is very special.  I don’t know how people get any work done here, surrounded by beautiful […]

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Aug 20th, 2010

Demystifying Descubes at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Maggie Southwick, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: this article was originally published earlier this summer in the American Society of Botanical Artists magazine.  Thanks to Robin Jess, Executive Director of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and Libby Kyer, editor of The Botanical Artist Journal of the ASBA, for allowing us to reprint […]

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Aug 17th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Hot time for the Garden

by Jane Hockaday, library volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Mother Nature seems to have opened a spa in Richmond this summer, and a glance at a weather map suggests she has extended it to most of the country. Every few days she throws another dipper or two of water on the stones to add extra […]

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