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Dye Plants for Botanical Artists

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern A pivotal moment in the movie Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson, is of the Scottish rushing into battle with their faces painted blue and white.  I always thought their face paint was a Hollywood move, with nothing to do with history, but I was […]

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The Powers of the Garden

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern I love discovering and exploring new areas, which is one reason why I’ve had so much fun interning at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this summer!  I recently went on a tour of the Garden with other summer interns and discovered aspects of the Garden […]

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The Secret Life of Bees

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern What do you fear?  For me it’s snakes and getting stung by a bee, which makes working in the Garden an ideal place to get over my fears.  I haven’t seen any snakes in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, but I have seen a few […]

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“Ein Prosit”

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern Last Thursday was my first Flowers After 5 and certainly won’t be my last!  This summer I’m a Public Relations intern for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and it has been an amazing experience.  There is always something going on!  I attended Flowers After 5 in order […]

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by Kristen Ablamsky, PR & Marketing Intern,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s impossible to miss the smiles that quickly emerge when you mention the Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Volunteers and staff are buzzing around the Garden preparing for next week’s sale and sharing stories from years past. Volunteer, Jane Hartough, is in charge of plant […]

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by Paula Blair Dabbs, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If the “slow food” movement is about being mindful of what you eat and appreciating it more, then botanical illustration might be considered part of the “slow art” movement. It doesn’t offer the instant gratification of digital photography, but rather the rewards of patience that come with truly […]

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by Cathy Butler, guest blogger & instructor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Cathy Butler is a certified Feldenkrais Method® instructor, who will be teaching a class on Effortless Gardening™ at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on May 14th -15 (10 am – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.) We’ve asked her to share a bit about her […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond orchid enthusiast Dr. Arthur Burke is one of the the forces behind  Orchids Galore! . An offer of plants from his personal collection helped make the display possible and he also kindly loaned the  Garden his copy of Reichenbachia antique chromolithographs for […]

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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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By Beth Monroe, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR & Marketing Dir. I’ve always loved meadows, Maybe it’s from watching too many episodes of Little House on the Prairie when I was a child — you know, that opening scene with Laura and her sisters running through the long grass? Turns out unmown grasses aren’t just […]

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