Nov 11th, 2009

The Incredible Power of One Sustainable Yard at a Time

by Adele MacLean, Program Developer/Special Projects & Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Gillette Forum, the last of Lewis Ginter’s four-part 25th anniversary symposia, was filled with many great stories, images and ideas  about how each of us can do our part to create landscapes that are both beautiful and environmentally […]

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Nov 6th, 2009

Woolly Bears, Acorns, Persimmons, Oh My ….

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Has anyone else noticed the multitude of acorns this year? Aside from unsteady footing have you ever wondered what all those acorns mean? Some say you can predict the weather by how many acorns are on the ground. Something to do with how the squirrels […]

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Nov 4th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Stinky Tomatoes and More Chores!

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The growing season may be over, but there’s still plenty to be done in the Community Kitchen Garden and a little bit of rain doesn’t stop the volunteers at Lewis Ginter! Last week we had a good crew show up regardless of the rain and we picked […]

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Nov 4th, 2009

Come Visit our Human Sundial in the Children's Garden

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator and Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Working in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is always a lot of fun — the staff here loves learning about nature as much as we like teaching kids about it.  Krissi, one of the Program Developers in the Children’s Garden,  […]

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Oct 28th, 2009

Richmond Places Greater Importance on Trees & Parks

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It looks like Richmond is looking at its trees and its parks more seriously these days.  Ever since our symposium, Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness back in August, I’ve been thinking more about the city’s parks and trees and apparently so has […]

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Oct 24th, 2009

Gurglepots, Buddha Boards and More

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This year Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting the Museum Stores of Richmond’s Holiday Shoppers Fair (Friday, Nov. 6 & Saturday, Nov. 7). Fifteen Richmond-area museum stores in one place for two days! Talk about interesting gift ideas. When I glanced through the […]

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Oct 16th, 2009

Land Conservation is Good for the Economy? Really!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In preparation for the Gillette Forum –which is coming up in less than 2 short weeks– I was reading the ASLA’s blog, The Dirt.  Know what I found out?  America added 5,000 acres of parkland in the last year. That is alot of land! Also, […]

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Oct 15th, 2009

Obama's Kitchen Garden Available for Tours This Weekend

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Want to see Michele Obama’s  Kitchen Garden? Now is your chance.  According to US News & World Report,  this weekend, the White House garden and grounds will be open for free tours.  Thanks to Red White & Grew for letting us know! The tour is […]

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Oct 14th, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden After reading the Garden Club of  Virginia’s Horticulture blog (one of an impressive 3 blogs that they sponsor, in addition to Tweeting!) I came across Wordless Wednesday. A day’s post dedicated to a photo of some beautiful flower or creature. I like the idea so […]

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Oct 13th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter: Get Ready for Spring!

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Yes, you read that correctly. The heat of summer may only just be over, and many people are looking forward to the cooler weather of fall, but smart gardeners are already thinking about spring! Here at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden vegetable garden we are planning ahead […]

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Oct 8th, 2009

Timeless Design in a Sustainable World: The Charles Gillette Forum

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In just a few short weeks, we will be hosting internationally known landscape architects here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the Gillette Forum.  Timeless Design in a Sustainable World: The Charles Gillette Forum,  will feature Thomas Woltz, ASLA, principal at Nelson Byrd Woltz, in […]

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Oct 7th, 2009

Bye Bye Butterfly

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last call! This is the final week of Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the butterflies are going out on a high note. Just last week a new shipment of chrysalides came in – including some species we’ve not yet had. […]

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Oct 2nd, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness Podcast — Final Edition, Rachel Flynn & Leni Sorensen

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I’m pleased to release the last two podcasts featuring Rachel Flynn and Leni Sorensen, who spoke recently at our symposium:  Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness. Rachel Flynn, the City of Richmond’s Director of Community Development, spoke candidly about what’s working well in […]

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Oct 2nd, 2009

Rose Fest Brings Passion to Lewis Ginter This Weekend

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I have to admit it. I love to watch the tango. Look at the serious passion on these dancer’s faces. Last year, when this photo was taken, during our first Rose Fest ever, in our (relatively) new rose garden, I felt like I was transported […]

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