Garden News & Media Resources

Welcome to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s online press room.

This site is designed as a resource for media, providing the latest news about the Garden. The Public Relations and Marketing Department is happy to assist with stories, on-site visits, interviews, access to experts, and photos.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is grateful for Don Williamson for the use of his photos on many of the Garden’s website pages. They are tagged in the Alt Text and are not to be re-used without permission.

GARDEN HIRES DURON CHAVIS TO NEW POSITION OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

New position  responsible for the Garden’s outreach and relationship-building across a diverse community

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes Duron Chavis as its first Community Engagement Coordinator, effective July 12, 2016. This new position is chiefly responsible for the Garden’s outreach and relationship-building across a diverse community, expressly to foster greater collaboration and facilitate neighborhood-based urban greening and beautiful place-making initiatives.  The position supports the Garden’s strategic goal (2016) to strengthen and enhance the Garden’s community engagement through leadership, partnerships, projects, communications, and events.

photo: Patience Salgado

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BUTTERFLIES LIVE! EXHIBIT WAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED; NOW RE-OPENED

 

The Butterflies LIVE! exhibit was temporarily closed for repair as the result of a severe storm on June 16, 2016. High winds caused damage to a section at the top of the North Wing of the Conservatory, the butterfly exhibit location. A piece of metal was bent, causing a small gap between the frame and glass panes.

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NATURE CONNECTS®: ART WITH LEGO® BRICKS AT GARDEN MAY 27 - SEP. 18, 2016

Half-a-million LEGO bricks create giant flowers, birds, insects & more

A big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks.

Created with half-a-million LEGO® bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney features 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden. Cost is included in regular Garden admission:  $13 adults; $11 seniors; $8 children ages 3 – 12; free for children under age 3 and members.

 

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GARDEN VOTED #4 IN USA TODAY “BEST BOTANICAL GARDEN” CONTEST

Richmond Garden Among Top in the Nation

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is honored and excited to be voted number four in USA Today’s “Best Botanical Garden” contest. Only twenty of the nation’s top botanical gardens were nominated.

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LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT

Local family donates 80-acre Hanover County estate with significant azalea collection

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is the recipient of a gift from a local family of an 80-acre estate in Hanover County. The property includes a significant azalea collection as well as resources to ensure the preservation of the land for generations to come.

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GARDEN NOMINATED: NATION'S FAVORITE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Only 20 gardens nominated; daily voting ends March 28

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is in the running for USA Today’s contest for the nation’s Favorite Botanical Garden. Voting ends March 28 at noon (ET) and the winner will be announced April 1. Daily voting is encouraged at http://bit.ly/BESTgarden

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HORTICULTURE DIRECTOR GRACE CHAPMAN NAMED TO NATIONAL BOARD

Grace Chapman appointed director-at-large on American Public Gardens Association board

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TWO HENRICO STUDENTS TO TRAVEL TO D.C. TO HELP FIRST LADY WITH WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN HARVEST JUNE 3

Students represent Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative

RICHMOND, VA — Henrico students Amina Abdulkadir and Lilah Monroe are digging a chance to get out of school early on Wednesday, June 3. They will be traveling to Washington, D.C., to participate in the season’s first harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden as part of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama’s national initiative to get kids moving and eating healthy food.

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LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN PART OF 2015 UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Garden is Start Venue for Elite Men’s and Women’s Team Time Trials September 20

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is honored to be part of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships coming to Richmond in September. The Garden, located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Henrico County, is the start venue for the elite men’s and women’s team time trial events on September 20, 2015.

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