by Judy Thomas, botanical artist, fiber artist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden class instructor I love working with fabric and fibers, and especially wool. Why wool? It is a natural fiber and has a great deal of versatility. You might have heard about felting, it’s becoming a popular craft. Felting, both wet and dry (or needle felting) uses […]
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by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Back in the mists of time, I was an art major in college and rummaged around in a number of different techniques. So I was delighted when long time instructor Celeste Johnston proposed a series of workshops using simple print-making techniques that don’t require lots […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago we told you about local Richmond artist John Meola crafting a 20-foot holiday tree out of recycled bikes and bike parts. Now, see how it was made in this Richmond Time Lapse video. The sculpture will be on display during Dominion GardenFest of Lights! (through January 12, […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Local artist John Meola crafted this pyramid-shaped sculpture out of recycled bikes and bike parts in the Rose Garden. In fact, he’s just putting the final touches on it now. The airplane on top is a pedal-powered bike too. I can’t wait to see it […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’ve been having fun at the Garden this week. Maybe a little too much fun! There are bikes hanging in trees, bike sculptures on their way, bikes in garlands and on holiday trees. There’s even a miniature version of historic Richmond landmarks made out of […]
Text & photos by Judy Thomas, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden There are many delights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: the stunning flowers, landscape plants, trees; the jewel-like tropical plants in the Conservatory and; the many educational programs the garden offers. The most profound delight for me in the years I have visited the garden […]
Note: Over the past 3 weeks, we have brought you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The work, entitled Diamonds in the Rough, is now complete! The sculpture will be part of the Garden’s landscape as long as Nature allows, so look forward to enjoying […]