Events

Mar 15th, 2012

Orchids Galore! in the Conservatory — Now Through April 22

by Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last Saturday, our orchid exhibition, Orchids Galore! opened at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This was my first exhibition at the Garden and I’m thrilled at the way it turned out! After a few years working on displays with Temple University’s Philadelphia International Flower Show  display, it […]

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Jan 18th, 2012

The Inner Philanthropist

by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; Photos by Don Williamson Photography   A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure […]

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Jan 4th, 2012

Award-winning author, Leonard M. Adkins, will speak at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Award-winning author, Leonard M. Adkins, will speak at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden tomorrow night (Thursday, January 5) at the Virginia Native Plant Society (Pocahontas Chapter) meeting. Adkins, profiled by Backpacker Magazine, and referred to as the “Habitual Hiker,” will present Wildflowers of the Blue […]

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Dec 8th, 2011

Take a Trip to the Tropics (or the Conservatory)

By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As the song goes, It’s the Holiday Season…. For the adults, like me, there doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything – shopping, cooking, wrapping, celebrations.  For the kids, like a certain one of mine (not mentioning any names — you know who you […]

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Nov 18th, 2011

What’s New at This Year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights?

by Garrett McLees, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I arrived at Lewis Ginter in early September, and even though  it was months away, it didn’t take long for me to hear about Dominion GardenFest of Lights, or GardenFest, as most folks call it around here.   For some, GardenFest  is the most anticipated event […]

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Nov 17th, 2011

"The Old Tree" is Ready for the Season

by Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week we told you all about our new addition in the Conservatory — “The Old Tree”.   We are happy to announce that volunteers Nancy Butler and Alexandra Slusher have created a masterpiece.  The Old Tree  is ready for  holiday visitors!  The inhabitants have […]

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Nov 13th, 2011

Every Day is a Play Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

By Nancy Turnage, Public Relations & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The air grows cooler, the days darken in late afternoon, and the trees portray nature’s brilliant autumnal portrait.  Here at the Garden, the word is GardenFest and the magic it brings each year via more than a half million outdoor lights.  But before all the hoopla […]

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Oct 28th, 2011

Where's Stickman? On Saturday meet Cameron, the man Behind Stickman

by Dawn Lipscomb, Children’s Garden Program Instructor, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Note:  “Stickman” is the Garden’s  ambassador for Patrick Dougherty’s Diamonds in the Rough stick sculpture at the Garden. Each week, the Children’s Garden staff moves Stickman to a new spot in the Garden — so our young visitors can search for him.  Dawn Lipscomb, […]

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Oct 21st, 2011

Goblins & Gourds Festival Rounds out the Weekend

by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern The theme for my blog posts this month has been October Oddities, the month-long display of odd and interesting items at the Children’s Garden.  Each Saturday in October, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the Children’s Garden hosts Odd October-themed events. So far I […]

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Oct 13th, 2011

Seed Play Continues at Ginter Gallery II Through November 11

by  Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Seed Play: Fiber Art by Nancy G. Cook is on display now in Ginter Gallery II  through November 11.  Cook is a nationally-exhibited, Charlotte-based artist, displaying fiber art exploring seeds of trees and shrubs through the traditions of quilting, botanical illustration and watercolor. While her […]

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Sep 30th, 2011

October Oddities Begins with Weird Plant Lore

by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern In my last post, I wrote about my journey to the Children’s Garden, and my short vacation to the tree house in the Children’s  Garden. I also introduced Gourd Quest, the exclusive gourd-themed segment of Kids Quest held at the Children’s Garden throughout the month of […]

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Sep 28th, 2011

My Welcome to the Garden — Journey to Gourd Quest

by Garrett McLees  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, PR & Marketing Intern Hi, I’m Garrett McLees, the new PR & marketing intern here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. A hardworking and studious graduate of Virginia Tech, I take every job seriously and do my best in whatever I do. Last week, my first at the Garden, […]

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Jul 12th, 2011

Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer

by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  The Dog Days of summer are upon us now and they’re something Mr. Knightley knows all too well. These are the hot, humid days and he prefers to walk on the shady side of the street, chase ice cubes that fall from […]

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Jun 1st, 2011

'Tis the Season for Flowers After 5

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Despite today’s heat, I’m so happy that summer is finally here.  Summer at the Garden means children fighting the birds for the mulberries, their faces and hands stained red from the juice.  It means a parade of strollers that comes through the Garden each day […]

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May 23rd, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough Adorn Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  Note: Over the past 3 weeks, we have brought you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The work, entitled Diamonds in the Rough, is now complete!   The sculpture will be part of the Garden’s landscape as long as Nature allows, so look forward to enjoying […]

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May 13th, 2011

Patrick Dougherty Speaks about the Meadowmorphosis in a Free Lecture on May 18

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 11th, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough and Other Adventures with Patrick Dougherty

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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May 1st, 2011

A Feast for the Senses, Fairies & a Raucous Parade — What More Could You Want?

Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow  a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May […]

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Apr 21st, 2011

The Spring Plant Sale is Just Around the Corner

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s never just another day at the Garden —  we’re always working on another way to help you enjoy plants.  Wondering what’s up next? Our annual Spring Plant Sale!  Our volunteers and staff have been preparing for months  growing the plants we’ll sell, organizing enriching […]

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Apr 12th, 2011

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Garden

by Janet Woody, Librarian, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Please join us in the Lora M. Robins Library on Thursday, April 21, at 2 p.m. as we celebrate Arbor Day. A guest speaker from the City of Richmond Urban Forestry Division will tell us about tree planting goals in the city. Then we will amble through […]

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Feb 19th, 2011

Historic Garden Week Comes to Richmond

Historic Garden Week in Virginia is just around the corner.  We are so excited and we thought it’d be nice to give you the inside scoop on the Richmond highlights, directly from Suzanne Munson, Executive Director of Historic Garden Week. Although Historic Garden Week is a statewide event, we wanted to draw special attention to […]

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Jan 5th, 2011

A Pictorial Year in Review at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The year 2010 was a year of extremes for us here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:  the wettest spring, the hottest summer, and the coldest December.  We also had the extreme pleasure of exhibiting Glorious Glass in the Garden, which ends January 10, 2011, after […]

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Dec 30th, 2010

Please Welcome Donna Reynolds, Assistant Facility Events Coordinator

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week you graciously gave a warm welcome to Kristin Mullen, our new Children’s Garden Early Childhood Program Developer.  This week, I’d like to introduce you to another new staff member, Donna Reynolds, the Garden’s Assistant Facility Events Coordinator.  As the Assistant Facility Events Coordinator, […]

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Nov 24th, 2010

Hot Night in the Hothouse

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Splendor Under Glass fundraising gala on November 19 transformed the Conservatory into exotic international locales with its “Orchids Around the World” theme. The theme was chosen in anticipation of the new Orchids Galore! exhibit at the Garden March 10 – April […]

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