Sustainable Practices

Apr 1st, 2015

Free Trees!

 by Jonah Holland,  Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Don’t miss this free tree seedling giveaway for Henrico County residents. They’ve got a few of our favorites — apple, Kousa dogwood, red maple, river birch, red osier dogwood, redbud, white dogwood and more. Thank you to Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District for providing this […]

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Feb 6th, 2015

Richmond Cycling Corps, RABA + CVNLA Add Trees to Armstong High School Bike Park

Richmond Cycling Corps, Richmond Area Bicycling Association and the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association are making a difference in Richmond.  Richmond Cycling Corps created a place where teens can be fast, wild and free — on their bikes. They can make friends,  set goals, challenge their bodies in a ways that they never thought they could, set personal […]

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Nov 17th, 2014

The Low Down on the Low Line

by Randee Humphrey, Director of Education, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Join us at the Garden this coming Wednesday evening (November 19, from 5 – 7 pm.), when Beautiful RVA (the Garden’s community engagement initiative) brings you the low down on the Low Line.  The visionary folks from Capital Trees (Jeanette McKittrick, Meg Turner, Susan Robertson), joined […]

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Sep 17th, 2014

Join us for a Walk and Talk: Greening the Garden

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, […]

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Jul 23rd, 2014

3 Tips for Water Conservation

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Did you know that the irrigation water we use at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes from lakes built specifically to collect rainwater and recycle it into water we can use to sustain our plants during dry spells?  That’s the plan anyway. We collect the water […]

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Jul 13th, 2014

Views from The Mile High City

by Randee Humphrey, Director of Education, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The American Public Gardens Association’s “Everyday Magic” conference was held in Denver in late June, and I was fortunate to attend, along with Grace Chapman, the Garden’s Director of Horticulture, Kelly Riley, Children’s Education Manager, and the intrepid traveling Stickman.  It was a whirlwind week, full […]

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Nov 27th, 2013

Here's How You Can Be a Part of a More Beautiful RVA

Editors Note: Beautiful RVA  is a a regional coalition of public and private agencies and organizations invested in improving the quality of life in greater Richmond through public horticulture, urban greening and beautiful place-making initiatives. Meetings are held every other month and are open to anyone who would like to attend.  This is a recap of […]

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Oct 24th, 2013

A Botanical Makeover in Richmond, Va.

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you’ve ever watched HGTV, you know the allure of the “makeover.” We love to see dramatic, positive change happen right before our eyes. I had the chance to witness such an event yesterday with a “botanical makeover” in Richmond, Va. Thirteen blocks […]

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May 19th, 2013

Floating Wetland Finds a Home at Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photos by Garden Volunteer Jeannie Waltman & Jonah Holland A crew of Garden volunteers and staff from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation planted  and installed a ‘floating wetland’ right here in Lake Sydnor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this week.  The floating garden is believed to […]

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Sep 4th, 2011

Down But Not Out

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator The post-Irene scene at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden was a little disheartening at first, but that was before two volunteers from Luck Stone showed up. Sort of like a boxer after a bad first round getting a jolt of energy from […]

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Apr 12th, 2011

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Garden

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Please join us in the Lora M. Robins Library on Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. as we celebrate Arbor Day. A guest speaker from the City of Richmond Urban Forestry Division will tell us about tree planting goals in the city. Then we will amble through […]

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Feb 14th, 2011

Help us Build a Water Management Demonstration Garden at Lewis Ginter!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever had a dream to do something that you knew was the right thing to do, but it took years of working toward that goal to make it a reality? It seems like many of life’s great accomplishments start out as dreams […]

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Oct 16th, 2009

Land Conservation is Good for the Economy? Really!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In preparation for the Gillette Forum –which is coming up in less than 2 short weeks– I was reading the ASLA’s blog, The Dirt.  Know what I found out?  America added 5,000 acres of parkland in the last year. That is alot of land! Also, […]

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Sep 9th, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness — A Podcast, Drew Becher

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, Drew Becher, Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project, came to  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and spoke at our Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness symposium about how NYRP has been transforming New York City through there urban […]

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Sep 7th, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness — A Podcast, Philadelphia Green

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosted Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness as part of our 25th anniversary celebration hosted by the Robins Foundation. Here is the first of several podcasts from that event from the Philadelphia Green panel, including: […]

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Aug 15th, 2009

Green Tonic Urban Gardening Symposium Inspires Richmond

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter’s Green Tonic symposium last week was a great success. Architects, journalist, concerned citizens, students and urban planners turned out  to learn more about urban gardening and how cities like Philadelphia, Chicago and New York have used plants and gardening to transform their landscape. […]

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Jul 7th, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lately there has been plenty of press about how we can use gardening to enrich our lives — from building communities, to making the places we live more beautiful. The local food movement has taken off locally, as well as nationally, and more and more […]

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Oct 16th, 2008

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Strives to be Green

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Everyone knows that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is full of green plants, but did you know that Lewis Ginter is also always trying to think of new ways that it can be green to the environment? Recently, I’ve found out Lewis Ginter is doing alot […]

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