by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden More precisely, Catesby prints are visiting. Mark Catesby was a British naturalist who lived from 1682 (or 3) to 1749. He came to Virginia in 1712 and stayed with his sister in Williamsburg. He was sent by friends to collect botanical specimens and return them to London, […]
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Can you believe Butterflies LIVE! starts in just 2 short weeks? We can’t wait! And guess what? We receive our first chrysalids today too! Stay tuned for more info on what’s new this year in the exhibit.
By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tulips tend to be the rock stars of the Garden. Colorful and showy, they stand out and we adore them. Tulips are in bloom now at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and people are busy photographing them like paparazzi stalking the latest celebrity. I […]
Here’s one reason. Now go find the 999,999 others! Plus, this is Heritage Weekend at Historic Bloemendaal — full of music and activities highlighting the Garden’s past, as we celebrate the Garden’s 30th anniversary.
By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Margaret Ford is on a mission. She wants to insure future generations love daffodils as much as she does. A long-time, active member of the Virginia Daffodil Society, Margaret is a driving force behind the Junior Artistic Arrangement Show. As part of that […]
Photos and text by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator
Posted in Horticulture on Apr 2nd, 2014
by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator Wow! With your help we were just named USAToday Travel’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2nd Best Public Garden in North America. Thank you! Libby McMillan, Content Manager and Senior Editor for USA Today, wouldn’t reveal the number of votes the Garden received, but says: “I will tell […]
Posted in Uncategorized on Apr 1st, 2014
Love gardens but hate the work? Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has a deal for you! Construction plans for the Cherry Tree Walk around Lake Sydnor have been expanded to include “The Lofts at Lewis Ginter” — a limited number of waterfront condos available for purchase inside the Garden. Imagine picking your own fresh bouquets daily […]
by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator You’ve been hearing about the fabulous Magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy White’ for a few years now. It’s a wonderful tree, created by one of our volunteers, Bill Smith, our resident magnolia hybridist. Described as a cross between Magnolia Tripetala ‘Bloomfield’ and Magnolia ‘R20-1′ (Magnolia sieboldii x M. ashei) the blooms […]
by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, and Laurel Matthew, Greenhouse Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When polar temperatures put Central Virginia in a deep freeze, there’s one plant that can reliably transport you to the tropics: orchids! March is orchid month at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and we’ve upped the WOW factor by featuring orchids in […]