Aug 26th, 2010

The Legacy of Lora Robins

The passionate philanthropy of  Lora M. Robins shines in a multitude of ways at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  She leaves a legacy at the Garden with contributions far and wide, spanning a lifetime.  Some of her many contributions are tangible — we walk across them, find a moment of reflection, or admire a work of art […]

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Aug 23rd, 2010

Meet Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's New Librarian

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s me!  I’m the new librarian.  Janet Woody reporting for duty. I’ve worked in many kinds of libraries over the years, but not a special one.  And Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is very special.  I don’t know how people get any work done here, surrounded by beautiful […]

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Aug 20th, 2010

Demystifying Descubes at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Maggie Southwick, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note: this article was originally published earlier this summer in the American Society of Botanical Artists magazine.  Thanks to Robin Jess, Executive Director of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and Libby Kyer, editor of The Botanical Artist Journal of the ASBA, for allowing us to reprint […]

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Aug 17th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Hot time for the Garden

by Jane Hockaday, library volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Mother Nature seems to have opened a spa in Richmond this summer, and a glance at a weather map suggests she has extended it to most of the country. Every few days she throws another dipper or two of water on the stones to add extra […]

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Aug 6th, 2010

Lewis Ginter to Host Local Glass Artist Brad Pearson for Flame Work Glass Demos

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you love the  Hans Godo Frabel’s Glorious Glass in the Garden exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — you may be interested in seeing some of the glass-working process actually take place here at the Garden. Local glass artist, Brad Pearson, will be […]

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Aug 3rd, 2010

Virginia Home Grown Comes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week, Richard Nunnally and Virginia Home Grown on PBS broadcast some interesting videos about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  The first video, on sacred lotus, really gives homeowners who want to start a lotus garden some  basic information on how to do it.   As […]

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Jul 29th, 2010

High-Tech Botany!

by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I recently had the privilege of visiting the Botanical Garden and the Technical University at Delft, (TU for short), in the Netherlands.  TU has one of the world’s leading initiatives in applied botanical research with a focus on solving modern-day problems. The Delft Botanical Garden has […]

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Jul 20th, 2010

A Dry Summer Means the Botanical Garden Team Pulls Together

by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I write the following to document and interpret the impact of our weather on the Garden, but more so to commend the horticultural, operations, maintenance and volunteer staff for the superb job you have done under really difficult conditions in recent weeks, with special thanks to […]

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Jul 14th, 2010

A Giving Tree

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Trees often have a special place in childhood memories. For me, it was a dogwood I loved to climb in my parents’ backyard. About five feet up, the branches made a “V” providing a perfect perch to view the world. Hopefully the mulberry in […]

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Jul 9th, 2010

Christmas in July Means Botanical Decorations for GardenFest & a Class to Teach You How!

by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Every Wednesday morning, I see volunteers carrying trays of freshly-cut flowers and other plant material into the GardenFest of Lights decoration workshop—signaling the first stage of the imaginative, hand-made holiday decorations that delight annual GardenFest visitors starting the weekend after Thanksgiving. In most inside spaces, […]

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Jun 25th, 2010

How 3 Men & Their GardenWars are Changing Richmond

by Jonah Holland, PR & marketing coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Although I was very tempted to write a blog post about how playing in the dirt can make you smarter and less depressed (as reported in new research this week), instead I’m going to write about how in so many ways, Gardening is becoming […]

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Jun 16th, 2010

Flora Holland! 100 Years of Horticulture

by Melissa Miller, Stewardship Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am very fortunate to be traveling by coach from Amsterdam to Maastricht in the Netherlands (or Holland as we often call it). Though we’ve been in the country for 3 full days, I am just now able to take time to log some of our […]

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Jun 9th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: a Garden Haven

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Summer seems to have moved into the Garden, but it is June after all. There are many shady spots to get out of the sun, but if you need to cool off come see us in the Garden’s  Library where it is cool, quite, and lovely. […]

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