Mar 23rd, 2014

Art & the Garden: A Celebration of Instructors & Students

by Paula Blair Dabbs, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Gingko biloba Magyar credit Judith Towers

Gingko biloba ‘Magyar’ by botanical illustration certificate holder & garden volunteer Judith Towers

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is more than flowers – much more. If you are planning to visit this spring, be sure to stop into the Ginter Gallery II in the Education and Library Complex for the Joint Invitational Exhibit: Recent Work by Instructors and Students. This year’s exhibit features the work of students, graduates, and instructors in the botanical illustration certificate program and ‘Art in the Garden’ series. The selection and treatment of the subject matter is as varied as nature itself. Media include traditional botanical illustration and other media, including fiber, mixed media, and more.

pomegranate by lorraine brevig

Pomegranate by student Lorraine Brevig

The 2014 show runs through April 20, Easter Sunday. Whether the weather is warm and sunny or still has a bit of winter, there’s always something interesting to see in the garden.

Do you have an interest in learning botanical illustration or painting? Check out the summer course guide publishing April 2 in Style Weekly, classes and registration will be updated on our website in the coming weeks.

For a full listing of the Garden’s art classes, please visit our website.

Japanese Blood Grass by Hazel Buys

Japanese Blood Grass by instructor Hazel Buys

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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  • I am interested in contacting the artist Judith Towers concerning use on her artwork. i have a 85 to 90 year old tree in front of my 1922 Spanish revival home and would like to use this as a letter head and or logo for the historic home in Vacaville, ca i can also be reached at (707)249-1893 Thank you for your time and consideration.

    • Hi Mark. I will be happy to give Judith Towers your contact information. Please feel free to email me if you don’t hear back from her. JonahH [at]