Education & Classes

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: Mulberry Tree!

I love this time of year — our 100-year-old  red mulberry tree (Morus rubra) in the Children’s Garden is filled with kids, birds and even adults, searching for the blackest, […]

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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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Apr 18th, 2014

Yummy Cauliflorous Inflorescence

Text & photos by Brian Vick, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Cauliflorous” or “cauliflory” is the term describing the production of flowers on the trunk and branches of […]

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Apr 18th, 2014

Butterflies LIVE! Returns May 2, 2014

Can you believe Butterflies LIVE! starts in just 2 short weeks? We can’t wait! And guess what? We receive our first chrysalids today too!  Stay tuned for more info on what’s […]

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Apr 16th, 2014

The Power of Good: Shrinky Dink Edition

By Nicki, Youth Programs Developer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Check out Daniel Alonso’s Shrinky Dink portrait at the HandsOn Greater Richmond Power of Good art show!  The art show celebrates local volunteers […]

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Apr 12th, 2014

Spring Secrets Along the Woodland Walk

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tulips tend to be the rock stars of the Garden. Colorful and showy, they stand out and we […]

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Apr 10th, 2014

“Wait — That’s a Daffodil?!”

by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Wait—that’s a daffodil?!” Variations on that remark were heard many times this weekend at the 21st annual Virginia Daffodil Show as […]

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Apr 8th, 2014

Shhh, the Librarians are Coming!

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries celebrates Moonlight and Magnolias at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting 50 […]

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Mar 18th, 2014

Mementos of Change

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   By now you’ve heard about our new Cherry Tree Walk, but did you ever wonder what we do with the […]

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Mar 14th, 2014

Happy 30th Anniversary to Us

by Janet Woody, librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This week we received a wonderful 30th anniversary gift from local author and cycling enthusiast Tom Houff.  His book “On Richmond’s Wheel” tells […]

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