Events

Nov 5th, 2010

Behind-the-Scenes Preparation for Splendor Under Glass Gala

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Working at the Garden, I love how  I get to see all of the wonderful behind-the-scenes work that goes into events like Splendor Under Glass.   In case you don’t know, Splendor Under Glass is the Garden’s annual black-tie fundraiser that takes place in […]

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Apr 21st, 2010

New at the Spring Plant Sale: Container Planting Demonstration

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter’s Spring Plant Sale is almost here! I just talked to the Garden’s Volunteer Coordinator, Darlene VanLaan,  and she reminded me — this is a hugely popular event! Plant enthusiasts line up long before the sale starts to be the first to get […]

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Apr 9th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Beauty for Sale

by Jane Hockaday, Library Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Ah, yet, ere I descend to the grave May I a small house and large garden have! And a few friends, and many books, both true, Both wise, and both delightful too!” from The Wish by Abraham Cowely The Gardener’s Book of Verse: Poems for Five […]

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Apr 8th, 2010

Springtime in the Children's Garden is Full of Activities

 by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Everything changes in the spring.  Suddenly, the garden is a riot of color and activity.  The birds are building nests, the turtles come out of hibernation, and the bees seem so relieved to find flowers again.  The entire garden is bursting with blossoms, and the […]

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Mar 13th, 2010

Great Gardening Events are Sprouting up All Over Richmond!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Some really wonderful gardening events are sprouting up in Richmond this spring! Of course, each year  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden volunteers hold the annual Spring Plant Sale — this year April 29 – 30th and May 1st. Lewis Ginter’s plant sale is still a […]

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Feb 19th, 2010

“Cheers to Art!” Popping up in April

By Melissa Miller, Stewardship Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden “Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.” Sir Walter Scott A Garden is a not only a work of art itself but a canvas. This spring the Garden’s canvas will bloom with the beauty of Fräbel’s glass and works by local artists. Planning is […]

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Dec 3rd, 2009

Lots of Fabulous Happenings at GardenFest!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden GardenFest is going full throttle right now — we’ve added a bonus Member Night tonight (members get in for free) and tomorrow you’ll have the unusual opportunity of getting to see the GardenFest of Lights from a hot air balloon! Yes, believe it or not, […]

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Nov 25th, 2009

Dominion, GardenFest of Lights Sponsor, Shares Some Video Highlights of GardenFest

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Today we are thankful for our GardenFest of Lights sponsor, Dominion, who made us this very fine video featuring Lewis Ginter’s Executive Director, Frank Robinson, and highlighting some favorites from Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights. My favorite: the  blue LED dogwood blossom lights!  Check it […]

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Oct 2nd, 2009

Rose Fest Brings Passion to Lewis Ginter This Weekend

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I have to admit it. I love to watch the tango. Look at the serious passion on these dancer’s faces. Last year, when this photo was taken, during our first Rose Fest ever, in our (relatively) new rose garden, I felt like I was transported […]

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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 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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Aug 3rd, 2009

Monarchs Mating, eggs, and Larvae in Butterflies LIVE!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Jay, our butterfly wrangler, over in Lewis Ginter’s Conservatory has been busy taking photos of Monarchs mating, Monarch eggs, and Monarch larvae for the Butterflies LIVE! blog. If you haven’t checked out the blog yet, don’t miss it!  He just posted an update on the […]

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Aug 2nd, 2009

Henrico Harvest Fair Returns

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I thought I’d share with you a post from my friends over at the Richmond Food Cooperative.  I’ve never been to the Henrico Harvest Fair, but after reading this, I”m marking my calendar!  Looks like fun to me. It is nearly time again for the […]

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Jul 15th, 2009

Butterflies LIVE! has its own blog!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our very own butterfly wrangler, Jay Forehand, has started a Butterflies LIVE! blog. This is great news since he is living, eating and sleeping butterflies. OK, he’s not eating them, but you know what I mean. Jay has an INCREDIBLE 1-minute movie of a Papilio […]

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May 27th, 2009

Butterflies and Flowers, Making Waves in Richmond: a Round-up

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The flurry of activity around Butterflies LIVE! and the Garden has been incredible these past few days.  What an incredible way to kick off the summer! I’d just like to take a few minutes to thank and round up some of the blog posts of […]

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May 21st, 2009

The Butterflies Are Here! The Butterflies Are Here!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wow, there is some really exciting stuff going on at the Garden! The Rose Garden is in full bloom, just in time for a packed house for tonight’s Groovin’ in the Garden concert.  Old Crow Medicine Show may be the first show of the season […]

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May 15th, 2009

Butterflies LIVE! Featured in the RTD, First Butterfly Shipment to Arrive Tomorrow

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We got a really sweet write-up in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch on Butterflies LIVE! that is opening next week (May 22nd) at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Check it out! Butterflies seem to be a hot topic these days,  Maymont opens their new butterfly trail with a […]

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Mar 21st, 2009

Groovin in the Garden Returns to Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Two years ago, I saw that one of my favorite bands, Son Volt, was playing an outdoor concert in Richmond  at — you guessed it — Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I’m embarrassed to say, it was my first experience visiting Lewis Ginter.   But I immediately […]

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Mar 8th, 2009

No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood

Recently, I’ve been spending alot of time getting the word out about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s next symposium — No Child Left Inside: Restoring Nature to Early Childhood (April 28-29). This is a topic that is really interesting to me,  and I think it has piqued alot of people’s interest since congress approved the No […]

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Jan 27th, 2009

Allan Armitage and Felder Rushing on Gardening in an Era of Climate Change

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I just got off  the phone with Allan Armitage, one of our keynote speakers for our anniversary symposium, Gardening in an Era of Climage Change   (Feb. 4, 5  & 6). I’m really looking forward to his presentation next Wednesday, but I wanted to get a […]

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Jan 13th, 2009

Lewis Ginter Butterflies LIVE!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have heard that Butterflies LIVE! is landing at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on May 22 (through Oct. 11th, 2009). But this is new: now you can download this animation and have your own Blue Morpho butterfly on your blog or your Facebook page. […]

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Dec 18th, 2008

Ululating Mummies to Perform at Lewis Ginter on New Year's Eve Day

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am so excited that I already have my New Year’s Eve day planned. I will be spending it here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, kicking off the celebration of the Garden’s 25 years.   And, what makes me even happier is that one of my […]

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