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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 […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I feel Scrooge-like admitting it, but decorating a tree is not my favorite thing to do. There, I’ve said it. I love the holidays, but the thought of unwrapping all those ornaments and perfectly placing them on a tree is kind of overwhelming. […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you’ve ever watched HGTV, you know the allure of the “makeover.” We love to see dramatic, positive change happen right before our eyes. I had the chance to witness such an event yesterday with a “botanical makeover” in Richmond, Va. Thirteen blocks […]

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By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When University of Richmond ethnomusicology professor Andy McGraw contacted Horticulture Director Grace Chapman to see if his students could harvest bamboo at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, it was music to Chapman’s ears. Bamboo is considered a “nuisance plant” by many due to its […]

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by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, and Grace Chapman, Horticulture Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Summer’s end can be a challenging time for gardens. Some plants may not have fared so well, yet in our mid-Atlantic region, we still have a couple more months of the growing season. What’s a gardener to do? […]

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Photos & text by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week I learned the three characteristics of a desert: 1) extreme temperatures; 2) less than 12 inches of precipitation annually; and 3) low humidity. My teacher was a volunteer in the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ, and I […]

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Nature’s Perfect Bead

by Laura Lee Folman, Education Registrar, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Legend tells us that when Job wept “tears unto God,” his tears fell to the ground, but were not wasted, for each drop grew into a tall, ornamental grass bearing seeds shaped like hardened tears.  For thousands of years these plants have been grown with their […]

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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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by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The year 2010 was a year of extremes for us here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:  the wettest spring, the hottest summer, and the coldest December.  We also had the extreme pleasure of exhibiting Glorious Glass in the Garden, which ends January 10, 2011, after […]

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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden About a year and a half ago — I was interviewed for a job here at the Garden to help promote the Garden’s 25th Anniversary in 2009.  On that day, I met two amazing women — Beth Monroe, the Garden’s Director of Public Relations,  […]

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