Dec 8th, 2021

Picture Perfect: Community Partnership

The day was picture perfect. Vibrant fall colors and a clear blue sky provided the backdrop for a photo session with the Browder family. Their visit was the result of […]

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Nov 9th, 2021

Kelleher Warming Fire

The universe works its magic in strange and interesting ways.  I had just sat down on a bench in the Central Garden with Erin Kelleher to learn more about Kelleher […]

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Oct 18th, 2021

Naturally Connected: GardenFest

This year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights is all about how each of us is naturally connected to ourselves and each other. The theme for this year is “Naturally Connected”. Once […]

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Oct 9th, 2021

Poems of Positivity

Each year we try to add something new to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights.  I mean we love our old favorites like the peacock and the maze, but it’s nice […]

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Oct 6th, 2021

Saving the Glen Stream

A few years ago some generous donors gave Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden seed funding to save a stream. This unassuming stream, the Glen, cuts its way across Parking Lots B […]

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Sep 15th, 2021

Recovery in Nature

Fall is my favorite time of year. The hot air of summer starts to cool to crisp, autumn breezes. The foliage takes on deeper shades of color. Trees start to […]

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Sep 13th, 2021

Plant Seeds: A Seed Library

Right before the pandemic, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden started a Seed Library.  It’s a place where you can “check out” and “borrow” seeds just like you would a book at […]

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Sep 9th, 2021

Days of Reflection

We have all experienced a significant change in the 18 months since Covid appeared in our world.  Some of us more than others, but none of us can say that […]

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Sep 1st, 2021

Volunteers Making a Difference Gardening

“The Garden would be a jungle without them,” says Senior Horticulturist Elizabeth Fogel, the gratitude in her voice infused with respect and relief.  “Or overrun with weeds, for sure. They’re […]

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Aug 26th, 2021

Afghan Women’s Garden Beds

This blog post about the Afghan Women’s garden beds was written before the events in Afghanistan the week of August 16, 2021. The women continue to visit their garden beds […]

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