Jan 14th, 2011

The Winter King

by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Hawthorne trees have something to offer all year round, but right now, the ‘Winter King’ is one of the showiest trees in the garden. We have three planted together in a striking display on the edge of the west parking lot (outside of the Garden Shop/westside Visitor […]

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Jan 11th, 2011

January Home Gardening Opportunities

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This is the first in a monthly series of  things  to do in your home garden each month of the year. You might think of them as chores … but why not think of them as opportunities to get some fresh air and make your surroundings look better. This […]

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Jan 5th, 2011

A Pictorial Year in Review at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The year 2010 was a year of extremes for us here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:  the wettest spring, the hottest summer, and the coldest December.  We also had the extreme pleasure of exhibiting Glorious Glass in the Garden, which ends January 10, 2011, after […]

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Dec 30th, 2010

Please Welcome Donna Reynolds, Assistant Facility Events Coordinator

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week you graciously gave a warm welcome to Kristin Mullen, our new Children’s Garden Early Childhood Program Developer.  This week, I’d like to introduce you to another new staff member, Donna Reynolds, the Garden’s Assistant Facility Events Coordinator.  As the Assistant Facility Events Coordinator, […]

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Dec 17th, 2010

Kristin Mullen Thoroman Joins Staff

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We recently added a staff member to the Children’s Garden, her name is Kristin Mullen.  (Update, Kristin was married in 2015, and now goes by Kristin Thoroman.)  Kristin started as Early Childhood Program Developer earlier this month, after relocating to Richmond.  Since our Children’s […]

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Dec 6th, 2010

HandsOn Greater Richmond Helps Lewis Ginter Prepare for Stickwork Sculpture

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden With Dominion GardenFest of Lights in full swing, sometimes it’s hard to look ahead to the next season. But here at the Garden we are always planning the next big thing….and this year is no different.  In fact, it was earlier this fall  during […]

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Nov 24th, 2010

Hot Night in the Hothouse

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Splendor Under Glass fundraising gala on November 19 transformed the Conservatory into exotic international locales with its “Orchids Around the World” theme. The theme was chosen in anticipation of the new Orchids Galore! exhibit at the Garden March 10 – April […]

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Nov 5th, 2010

Behind-the-Scenes Preparation for Splendor Under Glass Gala

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Working at the Garden, I love how  I get to see all of the wonderful behind-the-scenes work that goes into events like Splendor Under Glass.   In case you don’t know, Splendor Under Glass is the Garden’s annual black-tie fundraiser that takes place in […]

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Oct 20th, 2010

It's time to Plant Paperwhites (Narcissus) to Brighten Fall & Winter Days

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the things I most love about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that each week, without a doubt, I learn something new.  On Monday, I was working on a video with Energy Conservation Specialist, Allison Kaufmann at Dominion Virginia Power and Tom Brinda, […]

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Sep 30th, 2010

Look for Enhancements to Lewis Ginter's Central Garden & West Island Garden

by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the best things about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that we just get better and better!  In early 2011, expect some major enhancements to the Central Garden (CG) between the Robins Visitors Center (top of photo) and the Conservatory (bottom of photo.) The proportions […]

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Sep 22nd, 2010

A High School Student's Perspective of Volunteering at the Garden

by Elizabeth Kelley, Conservatory Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On the bus ride home after school, my friends and I often compare notes on our jobs.  I almost feel sorry for the poor souls when I tell them my latest  news from my job volunteering at the Conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.   It […]

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Sep 19th, 2010

Dawn Redwoods Draw Attention on Monument Avenue

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of our wonderful volunteers, Linda Miller, was talking about the dawn redwoods planted on Monument Avenue in the median strip near her home.  She had enjoyed watching the young trees grow and develop their graceful feathery foliage. But towards late October the leaves […]

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Sep 16th, 2010

Where are You? Life Stages of a Gardener

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s Plant Sale time at the Garden again! I just came back from the employee/volunteer pre-sale and it occurs to me how my buying habits have changed in a dozen years as a Garden employee. These fluctuations are based largely on “life events” […]

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