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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Did you know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has a slide presentation all about plants from the Bible?  I didn’t.  But when I found this fascinating presentation,  I knew I had to share it!  Originally this was a regular tour hosted by our Garden Guides.  These days, […]

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By Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern It’s been 28 years since Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden first opened its doors to the public.  It’s hard to imagine the Garden without its wonderful facilities, staff, and the 600+ volunteers who come together to make the Garden beautiful.  In 2011, the Garden received […]

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by Paula Blair Dabbs, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I signed up for the Nature Journaling class at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden because I love to draw and I thought it would complement my classes in Botanical Illustration, also offered at the garden.  But as I learned from instructor Susie Kowalik, Nature Journaling is rewarding for […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Catfacing and other deformities in tomatoes are a visual turnoff for most people. The reality is that while the catfacing will render part of the tomato unpalatable for most culinary uses, a substantial part of the tomato will be usable […]

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by Lisa Taranto, co-founder of Tricycle Gardens, researcher, lecturer & instructor of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden‘s class:  Permaculture: How the World Works An ecological crisis. An environmental crisis. A jobs crisis. A climate crisis. A financial crisis. An education crisis. An obesity crisis. A population crisis.  Nature deficit disorder………What the hell is going on?  Somehow we […]

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Photographing the Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Plants and wildlife go together like peanut butter & jelly.  At  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, not only do we have great wildlife  like groundhogs, turtles and snakes and also plenty of  birds.  We have birdfeeders throughout the Garden, and also a bird trail.  Last year […]

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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 Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is the second in a monthly series of  things  to do in your home garden each month of the year. You might think of them as chores … but why not think of them as opportunities to get some fresh air and make your surroundings look better. This is […]

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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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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The other day, I was walking through the Garden and I saw the longest, cutest, snake of a line of children who were wide eyed as they followed Krissi, one of our educators, through the Garden. The Garden wasn’t in full bloom of course, […]

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