Events

Nov 11th, 2012

Origami Cranes for Beauty & Luck

by Victoria Waiton, Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  The sight of an enormous rainbow chandelier dripping with strands upon strands of bright paper cranes does something to a person. Staring up at those 2,500 carefully folded works of art, I think, I want to make one. This year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights theme, “East Meets […]

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Nov 11th, 2012

Holiday Preview

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator It’s almost mid-November, and the Dominion GardenFest  of Lights preparations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden are nearing completion.  Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our Asian-themed ornaments and  floral displays on the Holiday Tree. This year’s theme is East Meets West.  Less […]

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Oct 22nd, 2012

Garden Keeper's Choice: The Empty Pot

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s nearly time for Dominion GardenFest of Lights and Merry Mondays with the Garden Keeper. GardenFest (or GF as we call it around here) is fast approaching and we better remind the GK that she needs to have a terrific book selected for reading aloud. Let’s go to […]

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Oct 4th, 2012

The Butterfly: A Study of the Ephemeral

Photos and text by John Laslett, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern  Butterflies are some of the most delicate creatures in the world. The butterfly, of all creatures, is most robbed of the power to destroy. Thousands may descend and produce little more than a fragile breeze,  the likes of which delights […]

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Aug 28th, 2012

One Family's Black Swallowtail Butterfly Rescue

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 […]

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Jul 18th, 2012

"Ein Prosit"

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern Last Thursday was my first Flowers After 5 and certainly won’t be my last!  This summer I’m a Public Relations intern for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and it has been an amazing experience.  There is always something going on!  I attended Flowers After 5 in order […]

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Jul 13th, 2012

Lacewings to the Rescue

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Grant Howell – head butterfly honcho for the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – was unhappy to see a swarm of yellow aphids attacking a milkweed plant being groomed for the butterfly habitat. It wasn’t all gloom […]

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Jul 10th, 2012

A Perfect 10

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern As the summer months stretch on, you may be looking for something new to do to really enjoy the fact that it’s summer.  There’s so much to do at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! In the Garden Café, we’ve left  some spiral notebooks  looking for […]

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Jun 4th, 2012

The Garden Times….Online

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is education and our passion is bringing people and plants together to improve our community. We hope that Garden Times does just that — teaching you something, connecting you to plants, and inspiring you to visit us. As a non-profit […]

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May 26th, 2012

The Butterflies Have Landed!

Text & photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern   When I last visited the Garden I got a sneak preview of Butterflies LIVE!   Now the exhibit is now open. It was amazing to see so many species from around the world in one place, I can’t wait to go back and […]

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May 15th, 2012

Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Lepidoptera

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   Yeah, from the title you immediately knew this post would be about butterflies. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is installing its 2012 Butterflies LIVE! exhibition in the Conservatory. The exhibition doesn’t start until next week — May 25 — but […]

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May 14th, 2012

Getting Ready For Butterflies LIVE!

Text & photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern   Butterflies LIVE! doesn’t open until May 25th, but today I had a unique opportunity to see behind-the-scenes and get a first look at the arrival of the butterflies. None of the butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis yet, that made their […]

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May 3rd, 2012

Butterflies are Coming!

 by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Excitement is building for Butterflies LIVE!  We can’t wait for the May 25 opening of this display.  If you haven’t visited it before, you are in for a real treat.  We will be planting both host and nectar plants to attract and support all of the free-range butterflies that […]

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Apr 27th, 2012

Spring Plant Sale Features Plants Grown with Love by Garden Volunteers

by Kristen Ablamsky, PR & Marketing Intern,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s impossible to miss the smiles that quickly emerge when you mention the Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Volunteers and staff are buzzing around the Garden preparing for next week’s sale and sharing stories from years past. Volunteer, Jane Hartough, is in charge of plant […]

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Apr 22nd, 2012

Heritage Weekend at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This weekend, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden celebrated its history during Heritage Weekend.  The event included a roaming barbershop quartet, a historic bicycle display (honoring the site’s past as the Lakeside Wheel Club), and volunteers depicting Lewis Ginter and his niece, Grace Arents, who lived at the site from 1913 […]

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Mar 15th, 2012

Orchids Galore! in the Conservatory — Now Through April 22

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last Saturday, our orchid exhibition, Orchids Galore! opened at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This was my first exhibition at the Garden and I’m thrilled at the way it turned out! After a few years working on displays with Temple University’s Philadelphia International Flower Show  display, it […]

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Jan 18th, 2012

The Inner Philanthropist

by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; Photos by Don Williamson Photography   A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure […]

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Jan 4th, 2012

Award-winning author, Leonard M. Adkins, will speak at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Award-winning author, Leonard M. Adkins, will speak at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden tomorrow night (Thursday, January 5) at the Virginia Native Plant Society (Pocahontas Chapter) meeting. Adkins, profiled by Backpacker Magazine, and referred to as the “Habitual Hiker,” will present Wildflowers of the Blue […]

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Dec 8th, 2011

Take a Trip to the Tropics (or the Conservatory)

By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As the song goes, It’s the Holiday Season…. For the adults, like me, there doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything – shopping, cooking, wrapping, celebrations.  For the kids, like a certain one of mine (not mentioning any names — you know who you […]

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Nov 18th, 2011

What’s New at This Year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights?

by Garrett McLees, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I arrived at Lewis Ginter in early September, and even though  it was months away, it didn’t take long for me to hear about Dominion GardenFest of Lights, or GardenFest, as most folks call it around here.   For some, GardenFest  is the most anticipated event […]

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Nov 17th, 2011

"The Old Tree" is Ready for the Season

by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you all about our new addition in the Conservatory — “The Old Tree”.   We are happy to announce that volunteers Nancy Butler and Alexandra Slusher have created a masterpiece.  The Old Tree  is ready for  holiday visitors!  The inhabitants have […]

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Nov 13th, 2011

Every Day is a Play Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The air grows cooler, the days darken in late afternoon, and the trees portray nature’s brilliant autumnal portrait.  Here at the Garden, the word is GardenFest and the magic it brings each year via more than a half million outdoor lights.  But before all the hoopla […]

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Oct 28th, 2011

Where's Stickman? On Saturday meet Cameron, the man Behind Stickman

by Dawn Lipscomb, Children’s Garden Program Instructor, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note:  “Stickman” is the Garden’s  ambassador for Patrick Dougherty’s Diamonds in the Rough stick sculpture at the Garden. Each week, the Children’s Garden staff moves Stickman to a new spot in the Garden — so our young visitors can search for him.  Dawn Lipscomb, […]

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Oct 21st, 2011

Goblins & Gourds Festival Rounds out the Weekend

by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern The theme for my blog posts this month has been October Oddities, the month-long display of odd and interesting items at the Children’s Garden.  Each Saturday in October, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the Children’s Garden hosts Odd October-themed events. So far I […]

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Oct 13th, 2011

Seed Play Continues at Ginter Gallery II Through November 11

by  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Seed Play: Fiber Art by Nancy G. Cook is on display now in Ginter Gallery II  through November 11.  Cook is a nationally-exhibited, Charlotte-based artist, displaying fiber art exploring seeds of trees and shrubs through the traditions of quilting, botanical illustration and watercolor. While her […]

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