by Janet Woody, Garden Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In 1919, Grace Arents was asked by the Press Association Compilers, Inc., of New York, publishers of The Cyclopedia of American Biography, to review its entry on her uncle Lewis Ginter. Here are excerpts of her words about her uncle. Born in New York, April 4, 1824, […]
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by Janet Woody, Garden Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is the first in a series of short posts about the history of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. In 2013, our good neighbors at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club reached out to us to see what we knew about the zoo cages on their property. We shared […]
by Megan Compton, Education Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Having brought our families to Mother’s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the past six years, my best friend and I generally know what to expect. Each of the previous years, we sat at the tables, enjoyed our lunch, and watched our girls dance […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s most historic garden is getting a “summer house” and new arbors. The formal beds in front of Bloemendaal House were originally planted by Grace Arents (Lewis Ginter’s niece, and the founder of our Garden) in 1914. In fact, we call it […]
by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On my first day at the Garden, I passed what I thought then was a bonafide Cold War bomb shelter. I recalled those black and white photos from high school textbooks of underground fortifications, and I envisioned tuna fish cans from 1957 stacked neatly […]