Education & Classes

Jul 19th, 2014

Knockout Bloom: Cardoon 'Rouge d'Alger'

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  After spotting this artichoke-like bud on the cardoon in the Children’s Garden, I was excited to see what it would […]

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Jul 11th, 2014

Drop in and Dig: The Enormous Turnip

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  It was a great day! First Children’s Garden Educator Ms. Dawn read The Great Big Enormous Turnip, based on a […]

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Jul 9th, 2014

Knockout Blooms: Verbena Hastata Loves the Swamp

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  At today’s “15 minutes in the Garden” with Horticulturist Jay Austin, one bloom stole the show —  Verbena hastata or […]

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Jun 29th, 2014

Knockout Bloom: Thalia Dealbata

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This beauty  — Thalia dealbata — likes to get its feet wet! You’ll find this hardy water canna in the […]

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Jun 24th, 2014

DIY Pallet Garden

Photos & text by Jay Austin, Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Editor’s Note: Jay Austin is Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Rose Garden Horticulturist. He also moonlights as the owner of […]

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Jun 19th, 2014

Keeping Track of the Old Tracks

By Hannah Lindquist, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Starting my journey here at the Garden, I was open to learning anything.  I grew up in Richmond  and knew of its […]

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Jun 12th, 2014

Knockout Blooms: Iris Ensata

Photos and text by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One question we get asked a lot here at the Garden is, “What’s in bloom?”  We don’t […]

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Jun 7th, 2014

Happy Butterfly Education Awareness Day

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that Butterfly Education Awareness Day is  today, June 7, 2014? We’re celebrating by sharing some butterfly fast facts […]

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Jun 6th, 2014

Spiderwort: Why's it Called That Anyway?

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you read this blog often then you know one of the reasons I love working at Lewis Ginter Botanical […]

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Jun 4th, 2014

Hands-on Learning with Plants

By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children’s Garden had the pleasure of hosting Vivien Fergusson of Collegiate School for her senior final project. Vivien approached me for […]

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May 28th, 2014

Caught Red-Handed: Mulberries!

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I love this time of year — our 100-year-old  red mulberry tree (Morus rubra) in the Children’s Garden is filled […]

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May 26th, 2014

Message from the Executive Director: Fan Mail

by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden     Thank You for Showing Us the Garden! Love, Meagan Kelly Riley is the children’s education manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. A […]

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May 15th, 2014

Blue Sky Fund… Nothing but Blue Skies

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Blue Sky Fund organization exists to get inner-city kids out into the great outdoors for various […]

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May 10th, 2014

More Botanical Art

by Judy Thomas, Art in the Garden Instructor, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you love plants (and we know you do!) come out and see another new exhibit of stunning […]

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May 5th, 2014

Weighing in on the Monarchs

by Katelyn “Katie” Coyle, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children’s Garden has always worked to provide a rich environment that sustains local wildlife. This year, we are taking […]

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May 2nd, 2014

The Sweet Sounds of Creating & Playing with Music

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When University of Richmond ethnomusicology professor Andy McGraw  approached the Garden last fall to see if we had any bamboo we could spare, […]

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Apr 23rd, 2014

Mark Catesby Visits the Library

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden More precisely, Catesby prints are visiting. Mark Catesby was a British naturalist who lived from 1682 (or 3) to 1749.  He came […]

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