Photos and text by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A cunning carnivore with an inescapable death trap silently waits for prey in some southeastern wetlands. Its exotic markings and distinctive beauty are enhanced by sugary secretions and sometimes enticing odors that lure unsuspecting victims to draw near. While exploring its sweet, […]
Tag Archive 'Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden'
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that Butterfly Education Awareness Day is today, June 7, 2014? We’re celebrating by sharing some butterfly fast facts with you. Did you know that: Butterflies breathe through pores on their sides Their wings’ color patterns result from tiny, modified hairs (scales) Butterflies tend […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you read this blog often then you know one of the reasons I love working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is because I’m always learning something. Today I learned that the reason that Tradescantia virginiana aka spiderwort is called “spider” wort or spider lily is because when the […]
By Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Tree Arrives We recently received an unusual gift, a large, white tree. It was installed in the library last week and looks artsy and a little bit spooky. Then the butterflies found it. Now it looks warm and cheerful…… The Butterflies Have Arrived The butterflies are […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden To see more photos of the Rose Garden in bloom, visit our Facebook album.
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I love this time of year — our 100-year-old red mulberry tree (Morus rubra) in the Children’s Garden is filled with kids, birds and even adults, searching for the blackest, sweetest berries. One little girl just came up to me as I was shooting this […]
by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thank You for Showing Us the Garden! Love, Meagan Kelly Riley is the children’s education manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. A Richmond native, Kelly worked in a number of jobs after completing business school, including a position that allowed her to watch urban residents move into newly […]
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 and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With A Million Blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, it’s so hard to choose favorites, but the Siberian iris ‘Blue Moon’ are looking oh-so-lovely this week. Don’t miss them!
by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden For two years in a row, we’ve arrived at Explore the Outdoors with a van full of familiar, readily-available natural materials (sticks, stumps, moss, gum balls, grapevine, pine cones, etc.) and watched the creativity unfold as families spend un-structured time creating masterpieces of art and engineering out […]