by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the cool things about having corporate volunteer groups come to the Garden to work is that I’m always learning from them. This morning, two corporate groups from Dominion Virginia Power and Capital One, worked alongside Garden staff and volunteers to complete the planting […]
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Posted in Horticulture on Oct 2nd, 2014
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s hard to believe such a small, delicate flower can have such a heavenly fragrance. You’ll find the Osmanthus just across the Lotus Bridge between Bloemendaal House and the Children’s Garden, or you can just follow your nose!
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As part of a partnership with Blue Sky Fund, 5th graders from Richmond Public Schools’ George Mason Elementary School learned hands-on math and science in the Garden. Working collaboratively, students measured air and soil temperature under the tree leaf canopy and outside the tree canopy to […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden So you already know the Fall Plant Sale is today, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. But did you know that this year, we are highlighting plant divisions from our favorite perennials right here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden? Come on […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Join Garden Guide and volunteer Susie Austin as she leads you on a tour discovering sustainable initiatives that help bring Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in balance with the natural world. Learn how many small changes are adding up to a lighter footprint for a major public garden, […]
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 […]
by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Organic farmer, community organizer, and artist Woody Woodroof creates large scale botanical cyanotypes on fabric using the power of the sun. His work combines farming, the environment, and art, and asks viewers to slow down and notice the intricacy and beauty of the everyday plants and […]
by Janet Woody, Garden Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Continuing from last week, here is the conclusion of Grace Arent’s biography of her Uncle Lewis Ginter published in the Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography. She wrote this in 1919. The story picks up after the Panic of 1873, when Lewis Ginter’s banking enterprise failed and he […]
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 […]