by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Photos by Jonah Holland and Laurel Matthew Did you know that Thomas Jefferson held a contest with his neighbors every spring: Who can get the first peas from the garden to the table? Earlier this month, we used this same contest to help teachers learn […]
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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Do you think students learn best when teachers blend science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics standards for authentic learning experiences? If you are an educator you can learn how to further integrate these best practices into your curriculum at our 2015 Educators’ Conference: Natural Connections […]
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 Kendra Norrell, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In case you didn’t know, this week is National Moth Week. Here at the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, we are known for having a variety of butterflies, but periodically we will get some moths to liven up the exhibit with their nocturnal glory. Having the moths in […]
by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week, the hydrangea collection at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was used for a research project by Dr. Henry Schreiber, Professor of Chemistry, Virginia Military Institute. Dr. Schreiber is testing the color intensity of hydrangea sepals in different locations, to see if climate affects them. In […]
Text & photos by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As you probably know, we’re a bit crazy about butterflies right now. Butterflies LIVE! is in full swing at the Garden…..and all over Richmond. Here at the Garden you’ll find native butterflies outside everywhere. We’ve planted butterfly-attracting plants not just in […]
Guest blog by Catherine Parrish Tejnecky, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden member This summer my family was inspired by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s butterfly exhibit to take an extra step with the caterpillars who visit my herb garden this year. We decided to remove them from the garden at the point they were large enough to pupate and […]