Education & Classes

Oct 27th, 2014

The Significant Contributions of Bees

Editor’s Note:  Children’s Garden Educator, Kristi Orcutt launched the first Lunch & Learn program for Garden volunteers in September – it got great reviews — and the volunteers said it was fascinating. […]

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Oct 25th, 2014

Brains? No just Bryozoans!

Karin Stretchko, Conservatory Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Look what we found in Sydnor Lake! These are bryozoa — harmless aquatic invertebrate animals. Sometimes they are called moss animals. We believed […]

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Oct 24th, 2014

Our Butterflies Arrived Safely in Tucson!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you about our butterfly round-up.  At the close of Butterflies LIVE we sent 194 butterflies from the exhibit to […]

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Oct 17th, 2014

Knockout Blooms: Fothergilla ‘Suzanne’

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Fothergilla gardenii ‘Suzanne’ is a native with a very interesting bloom. In the fall, the green leaves turn orange-red. It’s […]

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Oct 15th, 2014

Tropical Butterflies Take a Trip to Tucson

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the most common questions we get is what do we do with the butterflies after the Butterflies LIVE! […]

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Oct 12th, 2014

Bye-bye Butterfly!

Bye-bye Butterfly! Today is the last chance to see these guys ’til next year . Look for Butterflies LIVE! to return in April of 2015. Photo by Don Williamson Photography

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Oct 11th, 2014

Digging in the Dirt with Fairies at the State Fair

by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden After the Garden was contacted by the State Fair of Virginia to provide a fairy garden demonstration, intrepid volunteer Barb Sawyer […]

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Oct 9th, 2014

2014: The Year of the Clementine Crate

by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s not uncommon for the Children’s Garden to request donations for items that might otherwise get tossed in the trash – toilet paper […]

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Oct 8th, 2014

Leopard Lacewing: 2 Beauties in 1

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Which side do you like best? Don’t forget — last chance to see Butterflies LIVE!  The exhibit closes on Sunday (Oct. 12, 2014). […]

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Sep 28th, 2014

A Leaf? or a Butterfly?

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Just one more reason that nature is amazing: here’s the Orange Dead Leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus). Perfect mimic for a […]

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Sep 27th, 2014

Osmanthus

  It’s hard to believe such a small, delicate flower can have such a heavenly fragrance. You’ll find several kinds Osmanthus at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Look for a stand […]

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Sep 26th, 2014

Kids Learning Science & Math Outdoors in Nature

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As part of a partnership with Blue Sky Fund, 5th graders from Richmond Public Schools’ George Mason Elementary School learned […]

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Sep 17th, 2014

Join us for a Walk and Talk: Greening the Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Join Garden Guide and volunteer Susie Austin as she leads you on a tour discovering sustainable initiatives that help bring Lewis Ginter […]

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Sep 9th, 2014

Gardening: Moss Metamorphosis

by Lynn Kirk, Public Relations Writer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Keep it or kill it? While many homeowners and gardeners consider moss a nuisance, others […]

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Aug 29th, 2014

Knockout Bloom: Blackberry Lily

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden    This lovely blackberry lily (Iris domestica) along the Main Garden Path is one of my favorite flowers. I bought one for […]

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