40th Anniversary Speaker Series

This year marks four decades of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and we’re celebrating for the whole year with favorite events as well as exciting new ones. Through our 40th Anniversary theme, “Flourish”, our goal is tohonor the work that has come before, celebrate where we are now, and look forward to the transformational changes kicking off in 2024.Our anniversary programming includes a special Speaker Series highlighting the Garden’s past, present, and future. To see all Flourish-related classes, tours, and programs, click here.

Celebrating the History of the Garden

Friday, April 19, 2024 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Join three visionary leaders as they come together on April 19 to discuss the evolution of the Garden from its very earliest days to the recent past. Guest speakers include former Garden leaders: Frank Robinson, former Executive Director (1992-2011) and President & CEO (2011-2015); Holly Shimizu, Managing Director (1996-2000); and Grace Elton, Director of Horticulture (2011-2017). Highlights include how they helped shape the Garden and how the Garden shaped them, their fondest memories, biggest challenges, and hopes for the future of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This discussion will be moderated by the Garden’s current President & CEO, Brian Trader. Following the discussion, guests are invited to mix-and-mingle with our speakers and explore the Garden’s spring blooms.   

Click here for more information on our speakers and agenda, and to register for this event.

Check back soon for additional opportunities in our 40th Anniversary Speaker Series!

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