Events

May 31st, 2016

Brickworkz: LEGO Mosaic Art

Brickworkz: Local Artist Creates LEGO Mosaics Brian Korte, founder of Brickworkz, creates strikingly elaborate custom LEGO mosaics with LEGO® bricks. Working on everything from portraits to company logos and even […]

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May 6th, 2016

The Butterfly Keepers

We have a saying at the Garden: “Folks always smile and say Hello, but may not know names.” The phrase comes in a daily email sent by our Garden Cafe staff, announcing not only the […]

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Apr 28th, 2016

Spring PlantFest

Mother’s Day was not on Nancy Penick’s mind when she cut up a jumble of fabric scraps and sewed them into a gardening apron. As the Volunteer Coordinator of PlantFest, […]

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Apr 20th, 2016

Moths of Virginia as Art

Our exhibit, Out of the Darkness: Moths of Virginia, focuses on the sophisticated detail, beauty and function of moths in our locality. Artist Deborah Davis is a painter with a “mothing” habit. […]

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Mar 17th, 2016

Easter in the Garden Shop

Suddenly it’s spring! Nature is celebrating in all her splendor as the Garden bursts into bloom. And you’ll find just as much to love inside the Garden Shop as out. […]

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Feb 22nd, 2016

Spring Plant Sale = PlantFest

GardenFest, Rose Fest and now PlantFest! We know you like a festive atmosphere, and we love creating one. This year we’ve renamed what has traditionally been known as the Spring […]

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Feb 13th, 2016

For the Love of Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s weekend, instead of just a dozen flowers, give your sweetie hundreds of fragrance-filled blooms. Take your love for a romantic stroll in the warm and cozy Conservatory, where you can […]

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Feb 2nd, 2016

De-Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Ever wonder how we get all those holiday lights up (and then down again) for Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights? Here’s how!  GardenFest Arborists Matt Lee and Thomas Dunlap climb […]

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Jan 29th, 2016

Student & Teacher Art Show

As I walk through the Botanical Illustration & Art: Student and Teacher Exhibition at Ginter Gallery II, I see a contrast to the blanket of white snow just outside the windows of the […]

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Jan 23rd, 2016

GardenFest Instagram Winners

Congratulations to this year’s ‪#‎GardenFest‬ Instagram contest finalists! We had hundreds of photo submissions, and as usual, competition was fierce. We love to see Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights through your […]

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Jan 6th, 2016

Through the Eyes of a Child

Last week, at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights,  the little people in my life taught me a lesson: children experience the wonder of the world with all five of their […]

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Dec 15th, 2015

5 Tips: Visiting Busy GardenFest

This year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights 2015-2016  at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is proving to be very popular, especially with the unseasonable spring-like weather! We are entering what are […]

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Dec 7th, 2015

Dominion GardenFest of Lights

‘Tis the season! Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights in full swing now. We’ve been sharing photos like crazy on Facebook and Instagram. Have you been by for a visit yet? […]

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Nov 20th, 2015

Nighttime Light Painting

When my coworker, horticulturist Laurie McMinn, came up to me raving about a “Light Painting class” she took here at the Garden, at first I thought she was talking about […]

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Nov 13th, 2015

DIY Fish Decorations

One of the most common questions we get at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is “How do you make those creative decorations?” It’s no secret that we are rich in […]

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Nov 9th, 2015

Congratulations #Bflies Instagram Contest Winners

The results are in! Congratulations to our Butterflies LIVE! #Bflies Instagram Contest finalists and winners. This year we segmented our contest into three categories, a grand prize winner, a People’s Choice Award […]

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Nov 5th, 2015

Message from the Director

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is education; our passion is connecting plants and people to measurably improve our community. When planning Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, we remind ourselves of […]

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Oct 24th, 2015

Autumn Apple S’mores

Who doesn’t love s’mores? The campfire staple traditionally consists of a toasted marshmallow paired with chocolate and sandwiched between graham crackers. The very name is proof of its popularity; s’more […]

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Oct 14th, 2015

Joan Massey: Paintings

Richmond painter Joan Massey’s lifelong love of the natural world has inspired her most recent abstract paintings, where she explores her impressions on colorful, striking canvases. From her home studio […]

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Oct 12th, 2015

Butterfly Roundup

Now that Butterflies LIVE! is over, for this year anyway,  butterfly curators are working hard to roundup all the butterflies in the exhibit. Many visitors ask us how we accomplish […]

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