Dec 29th, 2011

The Year 2011 in Photos

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Although we’re always focused on “what’s next” here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, at the end of the year it’s fun to take a few minutes and look back at activities and accomplishments. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means — just a quick […]

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Dec 21st, 2011

As the Growing Season Ends, We Reflect on Lewis Ginter's Community Kitchen Garden

by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’re only about one week away from shutting down the 2011 Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. We still have some kale and a few red cabbages growing, but it’s likely those will not contribute substantial weight to our total yield for 2011. We’ll end the […]

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Dec 20th, 2011

Museums, Gardens & Libraries Enrich Lives Every Day

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few words published in Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch from the Garden’s President & CEO, Frank Robinson, captured it better than anything else: It seemed an improbable uniting of people and place. A strikingly beautiful refugee from Southern Sudan, mother of 10, glowingly represented the Erie Art Museum […]

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Dec 9th, 2011

Exciting News for The Garden's Book Club

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex,” says author Charles Fishman. Wow, never really thought of it that way. It certainly does make you stop and think before you […]

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Dec 8th, 2011

Take a Trip to the Tropics (or the Conservatory)

By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As the song goes, It’s the Holiday Season…. For the adults, like me, there doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything – shopping, cooking, wrapping, celebrations.  For the kids, like a certain one of mine (not mentioning any names — you know who you […]

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Dec 6th, 2011

Crazy about Camellias

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I walked around the Garden today and thought I was ready to go back inside the library when I spied a glowing white mass of flowers in the distance.  “I must find out what that is”, I said to myself.  It was snuggled between a giant sweet […]

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Nov 29th, 2011

Bodacious Brassica

by Albert Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The cauliflower and broccoli in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden have been simply stunning, despite the warm weather. We have currently donated 9,503 total pounds of freshly-grown produce to The Central Virginia FoodBank, Meals on Wheels of Central Virginia & FeedMore’s  Community Kitchen for the […]

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Nov 18th, 2011

What’s New at This Year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights?

by Garrett McLees, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I arrived at Lewis Ginter in early September, and even though  it was months away, it didn’t take long for me to hear about Dominion GardenFest of Lights, or GardenFest, as most folks call it around here.   For some, GardenFest  is the most anticipated event […]

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Nov 17th, 2011

"The Old Tree" is Ready for the Season

by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you all about our new addition in the Conservatory — “The Old Tree”.   We are happy to announce that volunteers Nancy Butler and Alexandra Slusher have created a masterpiece.  The Old Tree  is ready for  holiday visitors!  The inhabitants have […]

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Nov 15th, 2011

Nerds for the Needy

by Albert Brian Vick  Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Hey, I can call them nerds because a) that’s how they introduced themselves to me,  and b) I’m a nerd. A team from the DLA IT function came to the CKG on Saturday to WRK. Just having a little fun with the abbreviations. These folks […]

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Nov 13th, 2011

Every Day is a Play Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The air grows cooler, the days darken in late afternoon, and the trees portray nature’s brilliant autumnal portrait.  Here at the Garden, the word is GardenFest and the magic it brings each year via more than a half million outdoor lights.  But before all the hoopla […]

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Nov 11th, 2011

Still Truckin’

by Albert Brian Vick  Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We’re still truckin’ along in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. Although it’s now nearly a week into November, the broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are not quite ready to harvest en masse. We harvested 26 pounds of beautiful broccoli and cabbage on October 31st, but […]

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Nov 11th, 2011

Adventures in Moving… with Bees!

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note:  We recently welcomed Grace Chapman, our new director of horticulture, to the Garden. This blog post is about her transition to Richmond, it originally appeared on Grace Chapman’s personal blog, Sewn and Grown.   After a great six years in the Philly area, life […]

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Nov 10th, 2011

Power in the Garden

by Albert Brian Vick  Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The last Saturday in October, a group of seven Dominion associates worked at Lewis Ginter’s Community Kitchen Garden. What started out as a shiver-inducing brisk morning quickly turned into t-shirt weather as the team cleared a large area to prep for the winter cover crop. The team also […]

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Nov 8th, 2011

Almost Time for Some Greens

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  That’s folksy talk referring to the fall vegetable garden. At Lewis Ginter’s Community Kitchen Garden we have all the old tomato plants cleared, the stakes & cages stacked, a winter cover crop of annual rye and red clover sown, and we’re just a […]

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