Sep 18th, 2009

Moth Month at Lewis Ginter Means Lunas, African Moon Moths, Atlas Moths & More!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s Moth Month at Lewis Ginter! I’ve always been a fan of Luna moths, because they are so beautiful, especially when you find them unexpectedly in your own yard.  But I’d never heard o f  Luna Moths’ cousin, the African Moon Moth! For Moth Month […]

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Sep 17th, 2009

Fall is Great for Planting. Really.

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While most people think of spring as the best time for planting, avid gardeners know fall can actually be the best. First of all, it helps to know the difference between an annual and a perennial. Annuals typically only last one season, while perennials […]

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Sep 16th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: So Long Summer, Hello Fall!

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Well, the pools are closed for the year and the kids are back in school; I guess that means that summer is officially over! But nobody informed the vegetable garden – we continue to harvest vegetables every week! However, as the weather begins to cool down, we […]

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Sep 11th, 2009

You Are Invited to an "Insect Collection" Night

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thursday, September 17 8 – 11 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Ever stop to think about the millions of insects surrounding us each day? Probably not — because so many are unseen. That will not be the case on Thursday, September 17. On that […]

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Sep 9th, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness — A Podcast, Drew Becher

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, Drew Becher, Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project, came to  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and spoke at our Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness symposium about how NYRP has been transforming New York City through there urban […]

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Sep 7th, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness — A Podcast, Philadelphia Green

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosted Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness as part of our 25th anniversary celebration hosted by the Robins Foundation. Here is the first of several podcasts from that event from the Philadelphia Green panel, including: […]

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Sep 4th, 2009

Glass Sculpture Exhibit by World-Renown Artist Coming in 2010

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Several years ago, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden did a survey and asked members what kind of exhibits they would like to see at the Garden. Of the 469 people surveyed, 81% replied they’d be interested in an installation of outdoor art/sculpture. We listened! Lewis […]

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Sep 2nd, 2009

Lewis Ginter's New Moon Gate to Debut at Flowers After 5

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, we gave you a first glimpse at our new moon gate. I have exciting news! Tomorrow, at Flowers After 5, our new Moon Gate will make its debut!  The finished piece will be on display at the entrance to the […]

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Sep 1st, 2009

Lewis Ginter's Artists Work Featured at American Horticulture Society's Headquarters

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter’s own, botanical illustration teacher, Juliet Kirby, has her art featured at River Farm, the American Horticulture Society’s headquarters, just outside of Alexandria, VA. The show, Eyes on Nature: Botanical Artist Bring Their Views to River Farm, will run though Jan. 4, 2010. In […]

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Aug 27th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: Two-Thirds Towards the Goal!

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are two-thirds of the way to our goal of donating 10,000 pounds of vegetables to FeedMore! (FeedMore is the umbrella organization for the Central Virginia FoodBank and Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia.) On Monday, Karen Clowers, horticulture coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, delivered a […]

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Aug 26th, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This morning I started out to document what’s in bloom right now at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I didn’t get very far. After leaving my office and strolling through the Woodland Walk,  I quickly realized that this would have to be a catalog of simply […]

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Aug 15th, 2009

Green Tonic Urban Gardening Symposium Inspires Richmond

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter’s Green Tonic symposium last week was a great success. Architects, journalist, concerned citizens, students and urban planners turned out  to learn more about urban gardening and how cities like Philadelphia, Chicago and New York have used plants and gardening to transform their landscape. […]

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Aug 11th, 2009

Moonbeams and Moon Gates at Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter has a new addition on the way — we are building a moon gate! Although I have seen moon gates before (in fact there was a moon gate  in the formal garden’s of the church where I grew up) I never before knew […]

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Aug 10th, 2009

Community Kitchen Garden: A Special Report "The Vegetable Food Chain"

by Janine Butler, Garden Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I have been working in the vegetable garden at Lewis Ginter for several months now; planting the vegetables, weeding and mulching, and harvesting along with many other volunteers. So I am pleased to bring you this ‘special report’ and show you more about what happens to the […]

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