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 dead leaf. Wish I could catch this one with his wings open — then you’d see bright orange and purple-blue. Don’t forget, Butterflies LIVE! closes […]

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Sep 19th, 2014

Divisions from the Garden — A Few of our Favorites!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden So you already know the Fall Plant Sale is today, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. But did you know that this year, we are highlighting plant divisions from our favorite perennials right here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden? Come on […]

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Sep 14th, 2014

Artist Talk: Woody Woodroof on Botanical Cyanotypes Show 'Invasives'

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Organic farmer, community organizer, and artist Woody Woodroof  creates large scale botanical cyanotypes on fabric using the power of the sun. His work combines farming, the environment, and art, and asks viewers to slow down and notice the intricacy and beauty of the everyday plants and […]

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Sep 2nd, 2014

Save the Date: Making Beauty Sustainable The Gillette Forum

By examining the critical processes of plant ecology and applying them to landscape and planting design, we inspire a dialogue about how to responsibly design, install, and manage the environment to mitigate and slow down climate change. Over an evening and a day, four prominent landscape designers and garden writers approach the modern expression of […]

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Aug 21st, 2014

A Little Love From Our Visitors….

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Garden visitor Natalie Robinson Dean sent us the best Facebook message with these photos: My 2-year-old and I visited yesterday for the first time and had an absolute blast. Thank you so much for the excellent hospitality and I guess it goes without saying, my […]

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Aug 16th, 2014

Announcing the Winners: Instagram #Bflies Contest

Photos & text by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Congratulations to @sarabeejensen our Butterflies LIVE! Instagram contest Grand Prize winner. Sara wins a prize package valued at $500 including a night at the Jefferson Hotel Richmond and passes to come back to enjoy Butterflies LIVE! with 11 friends. Judging this contest was very […]

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May 21st, 2014

Mother’s Day Revisited, the Year of Exploration

by Megan Compton, Education Assistant,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden     Having brought our families to Mother’s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the past six years, my best friend and I generally know what to expect. Each of the previous years, we sat at the tables, enjoyed our lunch, and watched our girls dance […]

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May 12th, 2014

Growing the Spring Plant Sale: Thank you Volunteers!

by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Spring Plant Sale was a huge success! Thanks to many, many Garden volunteers, we raised just over $33,000 at this year’s sale. The total includs $422 earned by the Geezers for their potting bench, commissions paid by vendors who had booths at the sale, $1,480 in […]

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May 7th, 2014

Explore the Outdoors: When Everyone Slows Down, Amazing Things Happen

by Kristin Mullen, Children’s Garden Educator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden For two years in a row, we’ve arrived at Explore the Outdoors with a van full of familiar, readily-available natural materials (sticks, stumps, moss, gum balls, grapevine, pine cones, etc.) and watched the creativity unfold as families spend un-structured time creating masterpieces of art and engineering out […]

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Apr 30th, 2014

Treasures at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Spring Plant Sale, May 1-3

by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator  The Spring Plant Sale is May 1, 2 & 3, 2014. Thursday 1 – 6 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. No admission fee required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden If you’ve been coming to our […]

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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 new this year in the exhibit.

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Apr 16th, 2014

A Mother's Day Tradition

by Megan Compton, Education Assistant,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   Our first Mother’s Day Celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was actually before I even became a mom. My best friend’s father leads Glennroy and Company and we came to hear him play the Mother’s Day concert down at Bloemendaal House. It was a beautiful spring day […]

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Apr 11th, 2014

Need a Reason to Visit the Garden This Weekend?

Here’s one reason. Now go find the 999,999 others! Plus, this is  Heritage Weekend at Historic Bloemendaal — full of music and activities highlighting the Garden’s past, as we celebrate the Garden’s 30th anniversary.

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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 Garden visitors wandered through more than 1,264 blooms on view in the Education and Library Complex. Why were people saying that?   We all know that […]

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Mar 23rd, 2014

Art & the Garden: A Celebration of Instructors & Students

by Paula Blair Dabbs, Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is more than flowers – much more. If you are planning to visit this spring, be sure to stop into the Ginter Gallery II in the Education and Library Complex for the Joint Invitational Exhibit: Recent Work by Instructors and Students. This year’s exhibit […]

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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 wood when we have to cut down a tree that is diseased or damaged? For a few years now, my 9-year-old son has been a […]

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Mar 16th, 2014

Message from the Executive Director: 30 Years Later

by Shane Tippett, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden   When Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was formed thirty years ago in March, it consisted of a handful of empty, aging buildings and 73 acres of promise. As we celebrate this anniversary year, it is good to remember that the hallmarks of a successful, maturing botanical garden are in […]

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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 the story of our city’s bicycling history. A week ago I asked Tom if he knew where we could find an 1895 bicycle for exhibit […]

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Jan 23rd, 2014

Garden’s E-news – Sign Up

Did you know that you can sign up for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s enews to get updates on what’s happening at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden?  In our e-newsletter, we highlight what’s in bloom,  special events like A Million Blooms, Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration, Flowers After 5, Nature Connects: Art with LEGO brick exhibit and more. We’ll send […]

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Jan 14th, 2014

FREE Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden January 14-19, 2014

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Have we got a treat for you! Starting today, and running through the end of the weekend, admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is completely FREE! If you’ve never been to the Garden before, this is a perfect chance to come see what we are […]

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Jan 6th, 2014

Announcing our #GardenFest Instagram Contest Winners

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Announcing the winners of our first ever #GardenFest Instagram contest!   We were thrilled with the participation of the Instagram community — we had over 700 entries in the contest, and there were so many fabulous and creative photos that told the story of Dominion GardenFest […]

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Dec 27th, 2013

An Evening "Entwined" with Nature

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations & Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As we reflect on the many highlights of 2013, the Splendor Under Glass gala is certainly one of them. Held on November 23, the event kicked off the annual holiday Dominion GardenFest of Lights. More than 400 guests attended and were “Entwined” with […]

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Dec 20th, 2013

Top Tips for Visiting Dominion GardenFest of Lights

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Starting today, we enter the busier time of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Kids are out of school, they don’t have homework, and they can stay up late.  So you might need a bit more planning when visiting GardenFest. We appreciate your patience as we enter […]

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