May 20th, 2015

Memorial Day FREE for Military

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, (only) the Garden will offer FREE admission for military personnel and/or their dependents, with valid military ID card. This includes veterans too (with ID).  Anyone else in your party (non-dependents) can receive half-price admission.  We hope you enjoy our Gardens, and Butterflies LIVE! exhibit. If you are bringing the […]

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May 7th, 2015

5 Great Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is THE day to show appreciation, whether it’s for your mom or another nurturing caregiver. I always want to find a special gift, but end up procrastinating. Now here we are, the week before Mother’s Day. If you’re like me and need help, here are 5 gift ideas from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s […]

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Apr 30th, 2015

A Million Blooms via Instagram

Have you entered our A Million Blooms Instagram contest? You still have time! We have a great prize package from VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Blooms at the Jefferson Hotel, and passes to come see Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter.   Rules & Details: Here are a few of our favorite submissions so far. […]

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Apr 28th, 2015

Spring Plant Sale is May 1st & 2nd

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Spring Plant Sale is Friday and Saturday, May 1-2,  and we’ve got some wonderful new treats for you this year. Of course we’ll be featuring staff favorites, butterfly kits, and seasonal selections (see photos of : cherry sage (Salvia greggii) ‘Maraschino.’ and Phlox stolonifera […]

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Apr 25th, 2015

Meet the Butterflies LIVE! Staff

by Hilaire Ashworth, Assistant Butterfly Curator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are so excited that the time has finally come for the opening of Butterflies LIVE! On behalf of all of the curators, we say hello and want to officially introduce ourselves. Each butterfly curator was asked a series of questions and we picked some of […]

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Apr 11th, 2015

Albert Tanner: A Bicycle Story

by  Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thousands of visitors enjoyed Dominion GardenFest of Lights this year, and many of those visitors stepped into the library and back to 1895 as they viewed our exhibit on the Lakeside Wheel Club. However, it is likely that only one visitor had a unique connection to the […]

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Apr 10th, 2015

How will Richmond Show its Spirit for Richmond 2015?

Editor’s note: What started as a nice email from Garden visitor Donna Copley after she enjoyed the Garden’s bicycle theme at this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights, A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden turned into a guest blog post. We enjoyed the photos and comments so much, we decided to share them with you. It’s exciting to see how […]

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Apr 7th, 2015

A Million Blooms on a Rainy Day

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A Million Blooms are still just as beautiful with a bit of drizzle.

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Mar 12th, 2015

Cherry Blossoms Make Debut on New Cherry Tree Walk

Text and photos by Jonah Holland,  Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever been issued a “save the date” card without an actual date? Seems silly I suppose, but with our new Cherry Tree Walk blooming for the first time this year, we are gearing up for a very exciting spring. Trouble […]

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Feb 27th, 2015

Garden Hosts Richmond 2015 Road World Championships

by Jonah Holland,  Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are thrilled to announce that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will serve as the start venue for Richmond 2015‘s elite men’s and elite women’s team time trial events on September 20, 2015 during the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. The Garden’s involvement is a natural fit. […]

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Jan 19th, 2015

And the Winner of the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Instagram Contest is…..

by Jonah Holland,  Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Congratulations to Toni Page who is our Grand Prize #GardenFest Instagram contest winner with this photo of her daughter Noelle enjoying Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  We were thrilled with the participation in this year’s  Instagram contest!  We had over 1,600 entries, nearly 900 more than last year. […]

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Jan 2nd, 2015

A Tail-Wagging Good Time!

Kate Pyle, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden What could be better than touring Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden during Dominion GardenFest of Lights? I’ll tell you one thing – touring it with your best friend. Better yet, your best canine friend. Between the lights, the beautiful scenery, and new dog friends, GardenFest for […]

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Dec 29th, 2014

An Unexpected Treat During Dominion GardenFest of Lights: Orchids

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of our dedicated volunteers, Tom Driscoll, mentioned that one of his favorite parts of volunteering in the Conservatory during Dominion GardenFest of Lights is he gets to spend time around the most wonderful fragrances: orchids! Did you know that many types of orchids only […]

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Dec 26th, 2014

Do You Find Something New Each Time You Visit?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden    Dominion GardenFest of Lights reopens today after our holiday break. I thought it this might be a good chance to remind you that if you come back to GardenFest for more than visit even in the same year you are likely to see something different […]

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Dec 24th, 2014

Dominion GardenFest of Lights — A Fairy Tale Come True

We just had to share this Todd Feldman photo of a perfectly reflected CWD Kids Tree House during Dominion GardenFest of Lights. It’s like a fairy tale come true! Please visit us on Dec. 26th. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and GardenFest of Lights is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24-25, 2014.

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Dec 16th, 2014

Conservatory Tree Takes a Stroll Down Memory Lane

The Conservatory Tree in the North Wing is one of our most elaborate holiday trees ever at Dominion GardenFest of Lights. This year, in an effort to commemorate the Garden’s 30th Anniversary and reflect on our rich history the Conservatory Tree is filled with symbolic ornaments and icons that take visitors on a tour through the […]

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Dec 14th, 2014

Volunteers Make GardenFest Magic Happen

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you’ve been to Dominion GardenFest of Lights before,  you will recognize some of our volunteers who come back, year after year, donating their time to a place that is near to their hearts, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Did you know that we have over 200 volunteers […]

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Dec 13th, 2014

Enter our GardenFest Instagram Contest to Win a $600 Prize Package

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you entered our  ‪#‎GardenFest‬ Instagram contest?  Just visit Dominion GardenFest of Lights and share with us your favorite photos on Instagram — tagging them with the #GardenFest hashtag! We’ll choose a winner based on creativity, fun and photographic composition.  You could win a prize package […]

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Dec 12th, 2014

Time Lapse of Holiday Tree Bike Sculpture at Dominion GardenFest of Lights

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago we told you about local Richmond artist John Meola crafting a 20-foot  holiday tree out of recycled bikes and bike parts. Now, see how it was made in this Richmond Time Lapse video.  The sculpture will be on display during Dominion GardenFest of Lights! (through January 12, […]

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Dec 11th, 2014

Find the Peacock & More Using the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Map

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Each year we have a new theme to Dominion GardenFest of Lights, and each year, old favorites (like the peacock) return.  One of the most commonly asked questions we get at the front desk this time of year is “Where’s the peacock?”  One family I […]

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