Nov 7th, 2011

Out with the Old, Again

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  It was a gorgeous morning at Lewis Ginter’s Community Kitchen Garden. We took a day off from pampering the cole crops, and applied our energy to the incremental removal of some of the hundreds of tomato plants. The process of preparing the garden […]

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Nov 5th, 2011

Young People Learn & Volunteer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator &  Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You  probably know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has hundreds of volunteers, who work thousands of hours each year, all over the Garden.  The Garden simply would not be what it is without the dedication and time our volunteers put in. But did you […]

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Nov 4th, 2011

"The Old Tree" in a New Light – A GardenFest-ful

By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I know what it means … saw through my telescope … woodsmen … sawing down trees … with Xs on them … like ours….  They’re going to cut down our tree! As both author and illustrator, Ruth Brown brings to life bustling, bickering […]

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Nov 3rd, 2011

Osmanthus Surprise

I was taking pictures today in the Asian Valley near the Robins Tea House when a sweet fragrance washed over me. I looked all around to see what it might be. I walked forward and the smell faded, so I turned around and took a few steps back and there it was again. I thought […]

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Oct 28th, 2011

Where's Stickman? On Saturday meet Cameron, the man Behind Stickman

by Dawn Lipscomb, Children’s Garden Program Instructor, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note:  “Stickman” is the Garden’s  ambassador for Patrick Dougherty’s Diamonds in the Rough stick sculpture at the Garden. Each week, the Children’s Garden staff moves Stickman to a new spot in the Garden — so our young visitors can search for him.  Dawn Lipscomb, […]

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Oct 21st, 2011

Goblins & Gourds Festival Rounds out the Weekend

by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern The theme for my blog posts this month has been October Oddities, the month-long display of odd and interesting items at the Children’s Garden.  Each Saturday in October, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the Children’s Garden hosts Odd October-themed events. So far I […]

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Oct 18th, 2011

Welcoming LGBG's New Horticulture Director Grace Chapman

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is welcoming a new horticulture director today. Her name is Grace Chapman and she comes with strong public garden experience at premier gardens in the United States and United Kingdom. Most recently, she was horticulture supervisor at the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University […]

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Oct 13th, 2011

Seed Play Continues at Ginter Gallery II Through November 11

by  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Seed Play: Fiber Art by Nancy G. Cook is on display now in Ginter Gallery II  through November 11.  Cook is a nationally-exhibited, Charlotte-based artist, displaying fiber art exploring seeds of trees and shrubs through the traditions of quilting, botanical illustration and watercolor. While her […]

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Oct 12th, 2011

Mushrooms are Popping up all Over & Milk Thistle to the Rescue

by  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Here at the Garden and across Virginia, we’ve had a lot of mushrooms popping up recently — probably because of all the rain we’ve had.  Last week, you may have heard about the Northern Virginia man who became ill from eating mushrooms from his back yard.  The Times-Dispatch ran […]

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Oct 11th, 2011

Exercise Your Right to Vote — for Your Favorite Scarecrow

by Beth Monroe, Director of Public Relations &  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden That’s right everyone, it’s time to vote for your favorite scarecrow. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is participating in the  Lakeside Avenue Harvest Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by the Lakeside Business Association.   Take a minute to Vote for your favorite scarecrow and […]

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Oct 7th, 2011

Wicked Bugs: A Book Talk with Amy Stewart

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On October 20th, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  will host  GardenRant author and New York Times best-selling author, Amy Stewart.  She’ll be presenting Wicked Bugs: A Book Talk with Amy Stewart, in tandem with the launch of her new book: Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army and other […]

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Oct 5th, 2011

Lewis Ginter Tree House Designers Given Barrier Free America Award

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are very proud that last week, our accessible-to-all CWD Kids Tree House in the Children’s Garden was recognized nationally, as tree house designers James BoFer Roth and John Connell of The Treehouse Guys  accepted the Barrier Free America award  by the Paralyzed Veterans of […]

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Sep 30th, 2011

October Oddities Begins with Weird Plant Lore

by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern In my last post, I wrote about my journey to the Children’s Garden, and my short vacation to the tree house in the Children’s  Garden. I also introduced Gourd Quest, the exclusive gourd-themed segment of Kids Quest held at the Children’s Garden throughout the month of […]

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Sep 28th, 2011

My Welcome to the Garden — Journey to Gourd Quest

by Garrett McLees  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern Hi, I’m Garrett McLees, the new PR & marketing intern here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. A hardworking and studious graduate of Virginia Tech, I take every job seriously and do my best in whatever I do. Last week, my first at the Garden, […]

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Sep 21st, 2011

Farm Art

by Albert Brian Vick  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  We had a great blend of volunteers Saturday morning in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. A college alumni group joined several individual volunteers who signed up via HandsOn Greater Richmond, and the finishing touches were applied to the Fall crop of broccoli, […]

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