Education & Classes

Feb 20th, 2013

Needle-Felting with Botanical Subjects

Text & photos by Judy Thomas, Adult Education Instructor,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Needle felting is an old craft, but it is on the cutting edge in botanical art. I […]

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Feb 16th, 2013

Take a Hike This Winter

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Nature isn’t limited to three seasons – and neither are nature walks. Winter is a delightful time to explore the great […]

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Feb 14th, 2013

Orchids Galore! is for Children & Families too!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When most people think of orchids,  they don’t think of something that’s kid-friendly. We’re about to change that!  We want […]

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Feb 8th, 2013

Conifers Bolster the Winter Garden

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Winter weather may be drab, but the landscape doesn’t have to be. Cone-bearing trees and shrubs, known as conifers, can transform […]

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Feb 3rd, 2013

Mushrooms: A Super Food

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Your favorite recipes probably don’t call for a cup of roasted fungi or a half-cup of sliced decomposers, but that’s precisely […]

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Dec 11th, 2012

Books Make the Best Gifts

By Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Two new Virginia-related books offer great choices for bike-lovers and plant-lovers on your gift lists.  Both are available in our Garden Shop. […]

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Dec 6th, 2012

East Meets West in the Garden

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The ways in which Japanese gardens were introduced to America are as intriguing as the gardens themselves. The exchange of […]

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Nov 17th, 2012

Needlin' Around the Garden

Text & photos by Judy Thomas, Adult Education Instructor,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Earlier this month, for the first time ever, I offered a class — Needle Felting for the Botanical Artist. […]

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Oct 8th, 2012

Meet 'Ginter Spicy White'

by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  I just got word from our librarian, Janet Woody, a frequent contributor to this blog,  that  the magnolia ‘Ginter Spicy […]

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Sep 27th, 2012

Lepidoptera = Butterflies

by John Laslett, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern After spending an afternoon listening to him, I can tell you: Jaret Daniels, Ph.D, Head of Programs and Exhibitions at […]

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Sep 11th, 2012

They Had the Name, But Not the Garden

By Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern It’s been 28 years since Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden first opened its doors to the public.  It’s hard to […]

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