Events

Jul 4th, 2013

Happy July 4th!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you haven’t heard, admission to the Garden and to Butterflies LIVE! is free on July 4, so come on over for a visit!  We hope you will join us for our All-American Celebration, featuring the Happy Lucky Combo, and guests are invited to wear red, […]

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May 11th, 2013

Getting Ready for Butterflies

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Guess what!?!  Here at Lewis Ginter we are counting down the days ’til Butterflies LIVE!   In fact, it starts less than 2 weeks from today!  Chrysalides are already arriving at the Conservatory and we are setting them up in our emergence room. What’s new this […]

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Apr 19th, 2013

The Best of Richmond….

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s that time of year again when Richmond Magazine helps RVA decide the Best and Worst of Richmond. Last year, The Garden Shop was voted “The Best Place for Unusual Garden Ornaments”  — but did you know, we have so much more than that!  Why […]

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Feb 18th, 2013

Lindsay Cowles: Signature Artist for Cheers to Art

by Lindsay Cowles, guest blogger, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Cheers to Art! Silent art auction fundraiser for Children’s Garden is Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. Cheers to Art! is A chance to buy local art and support the Children’s Garden  at the same time. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and live music by Emme St. James and […]

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Feb 9th, 2013

Cheers to Art Benefits Important Children's Garden Programming

by Scott Hornby, Development Writer,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When Loreen Hitch dropped off her kindergarten-age son Ethan for his first day of Green Adventures Camp at the Garden, little did she realize that she was setting off a chain of events that would lead to an amazing awakening and the liberation of a plucky little […]

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Jan 8th, 2013

Getting Ready for Orchids Galore with Fabric Plant Pockets

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Updated Jan 24, 2013 — see notes at the bottom.  This year for our Orchids Galore! exhibition at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, we are focusing on a rainbow of colors.  The exhibition opens on February 14th, so I won’t give away all of the secrets just yet, […]

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Dec 12th, 2012

Field Trip: Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Although the weather is getting chilly in Richmond, VA, I want to highlight a recent trip to a warmer place.  A couple of months ago, I was down in Florida to watch the UF vs. South Carolina game (Go Gators!).  While I was there, I […]

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Dec 7th, 2012

Doll Houses Galore in the Lora Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Now here’s something fun! Take a virtual tour of the doll houses in the Lora Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden!  During Dominion GardenFest of Lights, we have 17 doll houses on display. They range from a one-room greenhouse, to a diner, to […]

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Nov 28th, 2012

Raising Richmond: East + West = Magic

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on Raising Richmond a parenting blog  on RVAnews.com   by Valerie Catrow, guest blogger,  via Raising Richmond I tend to get a bit weepy when I think about Lewis Ginter this time of year–the garden, not the guy. Now you might find it odd for a grown woman to tear up at the […]

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Nov 15th, 2012

This Year's Dominion GardenFest of Lights Map Features Botanical Interests

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our mission here at the Garden is education,  so over the past few years, we’ve tried to incorporate more and more botanical education and interest into Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  Hey, just ’cause it’s dark out doesn’t mean you can’t learn about nature, right!?  Last year, we […]

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Nov 11th, 2012

Origami Cranes for Beauty & Luck

by Victoria Waiton, Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  The sight of an enormous rainbow chandelier dripping with strands upon strands of bright paper cranes does something to a person. Staring up at those 2,500 carefully folded works of art, I think, I want to make one. This year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights theme, “East Meets […]

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Nov 11th, 2012

Holiday Preview

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator It’s almost mid-November, and the Dominion GardenFest  of Lights preparations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden are nearing completion.  Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our Asian-themed ornaments and  floral displays on the Holiday Tree. This year’s theme is East Meets West.  Less […]

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Oct 22nd, 2012

Garden Keeper's Choice: The Empty Pot

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s nearly time for Dominion GardenFest of Lights and Merry Mondays with the Garden Keeper. GardenFest (or GF as we call it around here) is fast approaching and we better remind the GK that she needs to have a terrific book selected for reading aloud. Let’s go to […]

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Oct 4th, 2012

The Butterfly: A Study of the Ephemeral

Photos and text by John Laslett, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern  Butterflies are some of the most delicate creatures in the world. The butterfly, of all creatures, is most robbed of the power to destroy. Thousands may descend and produce little more than a fragile breeze,  the likes of which delights […]

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Aug 28th, 2012

One Family's Black Swallowtail Butterfly Rescue

Guest blog by Catherine Parrish Tejnecky,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden member This summer my family was inspired by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s butterfly exhibit to take an extra step with the caterpillars who visit my herb garden this year. We decided to remove them from the garden at the point they were large enough to pupate and […]

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Jul 18th, 2012

"Ein Prosit"

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern Last Thursday was my first Flowers After 5 and certainly won’t be my last!  This summer I’m a Public Relations intern for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and it has been an amazing experience.  There is always something going on!  I attended Flowers After 5 in order […]

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Jul 13th, 2012

Lacewings to the Rescue

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Grant Howell – head butterfly honcho for the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – was unhappy to see a swarm of yellow aphids attacking a milkweed plant being groomed for the butterfly habitat. It wasn’t all gloom […]

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Jul 10th, 2012

A Perfect 10

by Kristen Wolenberg, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Intern As the summer months stretch on, you may be looking for something new to do to really enjoy the fact that it’s summer.  There’s so much to do at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! In the Garden Café, we’ve left  some spiral notebooks  looking for […]

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Jun 4th, 2012

The Garden Times….Online

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,   Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is education and our passion is bringing people and plants together to improve our community. We hope that Garden Times does just that — teaching you something, connecting you to plants, and inspiring you to visit us. As a non-profit […]

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May 26th, 2012

The Butterflies Have Landed!

Text & photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern   When I last visited the Garden I got a sneak preview of Butterflies LIVE!   Now the exhibit is now open. It was amazing to see so many species from around the world in one place, I can’t wait to go back and […]

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May 15th, 2012

Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Lepidoptera

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   Yeah, from the title you immediately knew this post would be about butterflies. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is installing its 2012 Butterflies LIVE! exhibition in the Conservatory. The exhibition doesn’t start until next week — May 25 — but […]

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May 14th, 2012

Getting Ready For Butterflies LIVE!

Text & photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern   Butterflies LIVE! doesn’t open until May 25th, but today I had a unique opportunity to see behind-the-scenes and get a first look at the arrival of the butterflies. None of the butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis yet, that made their […]

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May 3rd, 2012

Butterflies are Coming!

 by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Excitement is building for Butterflies LIVE!  We can’t wait for the May 25 opening of this display.  If you haven’t visited it before, you are in for a real treat.  We will be planting both host and nectar plants to attract and support all of the free-range butterflies that […]

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Apr 27th, 2012

Spring Plant Sale Features Plants Grown with Love by Garden Volunteers

by Kristen Ablamsky, PR & Marketing Intern,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s impossible to miss the smiles that quickly emerge when you mention the Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Volunteers and staff are buzzing around the Garden preparing for next week’s sale and sharing stories from years past. Volunteer, Jane Hartough, is in charge of plant […]

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Apr 22nd, 2012

Heritage Weekend at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This weekend, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden celebrated its history during Heritage Weekend.  The event included a roaming barbershop quartet, a historic bicycle display (honoring the site’s past as the Lakeside Wheel Club), and volunteers depicting Lewis Ginter and his niece, Grace Arents, who lived at the site from 1913 […]

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