Mar 13th, 2010

Great Gardening Events are Sprouting up All Over Richmond!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Some really wonderful gardening events are sprouting up in Richmond this spring! Of course, each year  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteers hold the annual Spring Plant Sale — this year April 29 – 30th and May 1st. Lewis Ginter’s plant sale is still a […]

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Mar 2nd, 2010

Floral Arranging at Lewis Ginter Brightens Winter Days

By Maggie Southwick, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Laura Anne Brooks of Designs From Dunluce taught a seasonal Ikebana flower arranging workshop at the Garden this morning – “Winter into Spring.” Here is an example of an arrangement from the class.  It can be viewed along with three others in the library for the next […]

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Feb 24th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Trees that Capture the Love of Children

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest,  Joan Maloof, asks us to reflect on our childhood memories of trees. “It turns out that many people have a very specific memory of a particular plant species, a memory of wonder….” she says. I was born and […]

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Feb 23rd, 2010

Young Buds Program Brings Children to Nature

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The other day, I was walking through the Garden and I saw the longest, cutest, snake of a line of children who were wide eyed as they followed Krissi, one of our educators, through the Garden. The Garden wasn’t in full bloom of course, […]

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Feb 19th, 2010

“Cheers to Art!” Popping up in April

By Melissa Miller, Stewardship Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.” Sir Walter Scott A Garden is a not only a work of art itself but a canvas. This spring the Garden’s canvas will bloom with the beauty of Fräbel’s glass and works by local artists. Planning is […]

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Feb 16th, 2010

Gallery 1 at Lewis Ginter Offers an Opportunity for Young Artists

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden For eight years, the Children’s  Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has partnered with Henrico County Public Schools to bring a year- round, rotating student art show into the Robins Visitor’s Center.  The art teachers in the schools choose the work for the show, and […]

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Feb 4th, 2010

Snow & Shortys Take the Garden by Storm

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s  been a whirlwind week at the Garden.  First, almost a foot of snow, which until this year, hardly EVER happened in Richmond. The Garden shut down for 3 days while we cleared the snow from the walkways. And, practically at the same time, Lewis […]

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Jan 28th, 2010

Winter Entertainment in the Children's Garden: The Birds

by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the favorite wintertime activities of the Children’s Garden staff is bird watching. We hang feeders outside of our office windows, and keep them well stocked. The most popular feeder is outside of the kitchen window of the Children’s Garden Carriage House, where we […]

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Jan 26th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: You Can’t See the Forest Without the Trees

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Each year, the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society makes a donation to Lewis Ginter’s Lora M. Robins Library. They graciously allow our librarian, Maggie Southwick, to select the titles to be added to our collection so that we have a very  comprehensive and […]

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Jan 15th, 2010

NPR Features Lives of the Trees; Lewis Ginter Features…Trees

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden My husband came home from work the other day, telling me I had to listen to this story on NPR — about trees. NPR was interviewing Diana Wells, author of the new book, Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History, exploring people’s relationship with trees […]

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Jan 6th, 2010

The Spirit of Movement in the Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the things I really like about working at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that the Garden is always looking at new ways it can serve the community and its members while staying true to its mission of horticulture and education. Like nature, the […]

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Jan 1st, 2010

The Heart of Winter in the Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Happy New Year everyone! In the cold of winter, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday, I found myself rushing to get everything done under the deadline of Christmas, a daughter’s 9th birthday and preparations for a holiday party. In an effort to cut […]

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Dec 4th, 2009

At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We Love to Teach!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Here at Lewis Ginter, one of the causes nearest to our heart is education. Education of children, education of parents,  education of gardeners (amateur and expert alike) and education of teachers.  We love it that the Richmond community sees us as a valuable resource and […]

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