Nov 16th, 2020

Yaupon Holly: The Forgotten Beverage

The yaupon holly shrub looks commonplace. It is not flashy or fancy. It doesn’t even have the prickly leaves we normally associate with hollies. If you walk by it without […]

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Nov 6th, 2020

Garden or GardenFest Zoom Backgrounds

What better way to celebrate nature than with a beautiful scene from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as your Zoom background at your next work meeting!  We all need a bit […]

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Nov 1st, 2020

See Lights Glow

This year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is about providing a place for friends and family to see lights glow while relaxing and making memories together. Because safety is the […]

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Oct 28th, 2020

Native Grass & Sedges

Grasses and sedges are often overlooked in garden planning but they make a wonderful addition to any garden because aesthetically, they provide great texture, color, and height to gardens in […]

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Oct 24th, 2020

Green Tea & More! A 5,000 Year Tradition

The 3,000+ varieties Camellia sinensis plant produce the second most consumed beverage on earth — tea, second only to water. More specifically, tea is the number one most consumed hot […]

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Oct 8th, 2020

Beautyberry

One of the most frequent questions we get this time of year is about the magnificent beautyberry shrub. It seems that many of our visitors are enamored with this striking […]

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Oct 3rd, 2020

Tips for Purchasing Tickets

We realize new systems can be challenging. These tips for purchasing tickets can help you plan your visit to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Online tickets are required of everyone visiting […]

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Oct 2nd, 2020

Osmanthus: Planting for Fragrance

Some gardeners may call it devilwood, but the fragrance of the osmanthus shrub is nothing less than heavenly. Its tiny, creamy white flowers form clusters that emit a powerfully fragrant […]

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Sep 30th, 2020

Viceroy or Monarch

Mother Nature is truly amazing, and a trickster too! She created two butterflies that look indistinguishable at first glance to a bird, or to a human. The butterflies I’m speaking […]

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Sep 28th, 2020

Designs for Diversity: Dean Dietrich

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) is an evolving committee where different voices are heard.  Departmental representatives gather in a safe, neutral zone to address important topics related to inclusion, […]

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Sep 24th, 2020

Online Cooking Class: Fall Flavors

It’s a new normal.  During these unusual times, 75 people can no longer gather for an in-person cooking demonstration followed by a delicious buffet dinner.  Instead, culinary classes have moved […]

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Sep 23rd, 2020

Childhood Memories of Dot

Whenever I visit Lewis Ginter, there are three things I always make sure to see: the hydrangea bush on the far end of Sydnor Lake, the Conservatory, and Dot’s Garden. […]

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