by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s not uncommon for the Children’s Garden to request donations for items that might otherwise get tossed in the trash – toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, and hot chocolate containers are some of our staples. Our young guests transform these under-appreciated items into treasures such as fanciful works […]
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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the great joys of working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is being able to experience it through the eyes of my children. This summer my daughter, Lilah, participated in Green Adventures Summer Camp for the very first time. The week-long day […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Starting today, we enter the busier time of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Kids are out of school, they don’t have homework, and they can stay up late. So you might need a bit more planning when visiting GardenFest. We appreciate your patience as we enter […]
by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Summer camp! Don’t those words just make you smile? Rest assured, the 4- and 5-year-olds in the Growing Minds and Wow Your Senses camps are smiling, too! And while it’s obvious they are having fun, the casual observer might not realize that they are also learning – learning […]
Posted in Garden Staff on Jun 18th, 2013
by Caitlin Puffenberger, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I’m a Public Relations & Marketing Intern at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this summer. I’ve been here for three weeks so far, and I’ve had an amazing time and learned so many things. There is so much to see and do! Here are just a […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What do kids do better than any adult? Use their imagination, of course! That and have silly, uninhibited fun. The weekend will be ripe for both when on April 13-14 The Alberti Flea Circus and Strolling Street Organ Show performs Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Heritage […]
by Heather Veneziano, Children’s Garden Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children’s Garden volunteers and I have been keeping a secret, but we can’t keep it any more. In December my Tuesday volunteer group and I planted 500 Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’ in the grassy area below the tree house.
Posted in Children's Garden & Children's Education, Do it Yourself, Education, No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood, Young Buds on Feb 7th, 2013
Text & photos by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever played “I Spy” in the Garden? Some of our youngest guests spent the winter ‘spying’ amazing animals, trees, blooms, habitats, and botanical treasures as part of our preschool Young Buds program. As diligent and thoughtful scientists, the enthusiastic 3- […]
Posted in Uncategorized on Dec 7th, 2012
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Now here’s something fun! Take a virtual tour of the doll houses in the Lora Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! During Dominion GardenFest of Lights, we have 17 doll houses on display. They range from a one-room greenhouse, to a diner, to […]