By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Drew Kobus is a long-standing participant in the Service Learning Program, a volunteer program for youth (ages 13-18) offered through the Children’s Garden. This is Drew’s fourth year of volunteering at the Garden and he has moved up to the highest level of responsibilities within the Service […]
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By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers in the Children’s Garden collect Cardiospermum halicacabum (also known as love-in-a-puff, balloon vine, or heartseed) and package for the Fall Plant Sale (coming up Sept. 19-20). The plant is an annual vine with small green puff balls that can be popped to collect the […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Yesterday & today we have been working on installing floating docks in Lake Sydnor. These docks will go in various spots on the lake so that visitors can get out on the water and enjoy it. Some of the floating docks even have clear glass […]
By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The luffa teepee was constructed and planted by Youth Summer Program volunteers and the Service Learning Program volunteers. The teepee was made with invasive bamboo harvested from the Garden and is held together with a biodegradable twine. It is located in the Youth Display Garden in the Children’s […]
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, […]
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 […]
Posted in Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Horticulture on Jul 30th, 2014
by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden is nearing the summer peak, and we thought you would enjoy seeing some examples of what we’re growing this year. Current yield: 2,100 lbs. (supporting 8,400 meals for FeedMore). And we couldn’t have done it without the nearly 300 volunteers […]
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It was a great day! First Children’s Garden Educator Ms. Dawn read The Great Big Enormous Turnip, based on a Russian folk tale about a turnip soooo big the whole family had to work together to pull it. As each member of the family helped […]
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.
Posted in Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Horticulture on Apr 19th, 2014
Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We started our formal schedule of Saturday and Monday morning volunteer sessions in the Community Kitchen Garden on April 12, and we’ve had a wild ride on the Central Virginia weather roller coaster (snow, heat, then frost). At this point we’ve planted red […]