Events

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 April 19-21; Garden is Open Late April 21

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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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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