by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thousands of visitors enjoyed Dominion GardenFest of Lights this year, and many of those visitors stepped into the library and back to 1895 as they viewed our exhibit on the Lakeside Wheel Club. However, it is likely that only one visitor had a unique connection to the […]
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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Since Richmond is going bike-crazy getting ready for Richmond 2015, we thought we’d join the fun and share this photo with you! Check it out: the baby is riding between the 2 adults and no one is wearing a helmet! I love how the […]
by Jonah Holland, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are thrilled to announce that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will serve as the start venue for Richmond 2015‘s elite men’s and elite women’s team time trial events on September 20, 2015 during the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. The Garden’s involvement is a natural fit. […]
Posted in Beautiful RVA on Feb 6th, 2015
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden UPDATE: Last week’s snow/ice storm and below freezing temperatures, and now drenched ground this week have caused this event to be rescheduled to Saturday, March 21, 2015. Richmond Cycling Corps, Richmond Area Bicycling Association and the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association are making a difference in Richmond. Richmond Cycling […]
by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 120 years ago, Richmond was swept up in a national “bicycle craze.” The popularity of cycling soared with the arrival of safe, affordable bicycles, available to all ages and genders. The fervor of the times prompted changes in the activities of women and their fashions, spurred communities to […]
by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we received a wonderful 30th anniversary gift from local author and cycling enthusiast Tom Houff. His book “On Richmond’s Wheel” tells the story of our city’s bicycling history. A week ago I asked Tom if he knew where we could find an 1895 bicycle for exhibit […]