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Text & photo by Kelley Deegan, Horticulture Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This blazingly orange orchid, currently blooming in the Conservatory, shines bright with a pop of scarlet to chase away those winter blues. Lalieocattleya Fire Island ‘Fiery’ HCC/AOS is a hybrid species derived from two closely related genera: Laelia and Cattleya. Orchids of these […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   Yeah, from the title you immediately knew this post would be about butterflies. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is installing its 2012 Butterflies LIVE! exhibition in the Conservatory. The exhibition doesn’t start until next week — May 25 — but […]

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Jewish Arbor Day in Richmond

by Kristen Ablamsky, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know there is a holiday, native to Israel, that celebrates a new year in honor of plants? It’s called Tu B’shevat (TOO-bish-VAHT).  It’s sometimes called Jewish Arbor Day. This agricultural holiday began in ancient times as a way to keep track of […]

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By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As the song goes, It’s the Holiday Season…. For the adults, like me, there doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything – shopping, cooking, wrapping, celebrations.  For the kids, like a certain one of mine (not mentioning any names — you know who you […]

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by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you all about our new addition in the Conservatory – “The Old Tree”.   We are happy to announce that volunteers Nancy Butler and Alexandra Slusher have created a masterpiece.  The Old Tree  is ready for  holiday visitors!  The inhabitants have […]

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By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I know what it means … saw through my telescope … woodsmen … sawing down trees … with Xs on them … like ours….  They’re going to cut down our tree! As both author and illustrator, Ruth Brown brings to life bustling, bickering […]

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by Frankie Geouge, Conservatory Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Lewis Ginter Conservatory is full of botanical surprises, even for a seasoned gardener.  One of these is the delightful Jaboticaba Plinia Cauliflora, of the family Myrtaceae.  Also called the “Brazilian grape,” this slow-growing evergreen is widely cultivated in its native country.  What I find most […]

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by Frankie Geouge, Conservatory Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  During my first weeks as a volunteer in the Lewis Ginter Conservatory, I found myself in the midst of two transitions: the removal of spent spring plantings and the arrival of the beautiful Fräbel glass sculptures. New plant materials are being nestled into the nurturing […]

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