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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Mar 2nd, 2010

Floral Arranging at Lewis Ginter Brightens Winter Days

By Maggie Southwick, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Laura Anne Brooks of Designs From Dunluce taught a seasonal Ikebana flower arranging workshop at the Garden this morning – “Winter into Spring.” Here is an example of an arrangement from the class.  It can be viewed along with three others in the library for the next […]

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Feb 24th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Trees that Capture the Love of Children

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest,  Joan Maloof, asks us to reflect on our childhood memories of trees. “It turns out that many people have a very specific memory of a particular plant species, a memory of wonder….” she says. I was born and […]

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Feb 23rd, 2010

Young Buds Program Brings Children to Nature

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The other day, I was walking through the Garden and I saw the longest, cutest, snake of a line of children who were wide eyed as they followed Krissi, one of our educators, through the Garden. The Garden wasn’t in full bloom of course, […]

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Feb 19th, 2010

“Cheers to Art!” Popping up in April

By Melissa Miller, Stewardship Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.” Sir Walter Scott A Garden is a not only a work of art itself but a canvas. This spring the Garden’s canvas will bloom with the beauty of Fräbel’s glass and works by local artists. Planning is […]

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Feb 16th, 2010

Gallery 1 at Lewis Ginter Offers an Opportunity for Young Artists

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden For eight years, the Children’s  Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has partnered with Henrico County Public Schools to bring a year- round, rotating student art show into the Robins Visitor’s Center.  The art teachers in the schools choose the work for the show, and […]

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Feb 4th, 2010

Snow & Shortys Take the Garden by Storm

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s  been a whirlwind week at the Garden.  First, almost a foot of snow, which until this year, hardly EVER happened in Richmond. The Garden shut down for 3 days while we cleared the snow from the walkways. And, practically at the same time, Lewis […]

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Jan 28th, 2010

Winter Entertainment in the Children's Garden: The Birds

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the favorite wintertime activities of the Children’s Garden staff is bird watching. We hang feeders outside of our office windows, and keep them well stocked. The most popular feeder is outside of the kitchen window of the Children’s Garden Carriage House, where we […]

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Jan 26th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: You Can’t See the Forest Without the Trees

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Each year, the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society makes a donation to Lewis Ginter’s Lora M. Robins Library. They graciously allow our librarian, Maggie Southwick, to select the titles to be added to our collection so that we have a very  comprehensive and […]

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