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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, spring break family vacations were often built around road trips that my parents planned to places none of us had seen before.  A road trip was literally the experience of seeing new territory from the back seat of a diesel […]

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In the Trees

by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Did you see anything yet?  Have they hatched …?”  This was the way my teammates welcomed each other to the Garden last week when we met as volunteers in the Lewis Ginter Children’s Garden.  Of course, I had not seen, but was anxious to hear what they were […]

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by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am convinced that pick-up sticks was created by a clever mom who found herself surrounded in a garden of sticks that needed tidying.  It is actually a parlor game designed to challenge players both physically and mentally.  A designated player releases a bundle of […]

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The Earth Moved Under my Feet

by Janice Hunter, Children’s Garden Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “The earth moved under my feet today,” at least that is what I told my husband when he asked about my day in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter.  I expected him to ask “…another earthquake?” and mused over the ways I could string him […]

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by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator &  Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You  probably know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has hundreds of volunteers, who work thousands of hours each year, all over the Garden.  The Garden simply would not be what it is without the dedication and time our volunteers put in. But did you […]

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by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern The theme for my blog posts this month has been October Oddities, the month-long display of odd and interesting items at the Children’s Garden.  Each Saturday in October, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the Children’s Garden hosts Odd October-themed events. So far I […]

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by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern In my last post, I wrote about my journey to the Children’s Garden, and my short vacation to the tree house in the Children’s  Garden. I also introduced Gourd Quest, the exclusive gourd-themed segment of Kids Quest held at the Children’s Garden throughout the month of […]

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by Garrett McLees  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern Hi, I’m Garrett McLees, the new PR & marketing intern here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. A hardworking and studious graduate of Virginia Tech, I take every job seriously and do my best in whatever I do. Last week, my first at the Garden, […]

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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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