Gardening & Horticulture

Nov 12th, 2009

The Gillette Forum: My Reframed Beauty

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I came away from the Gillette Forum completely in awe of the job that landscape architects who are committed to creating beautiful but sustainable landscapes have. The task of  convincing those with the power (the client) to do the right thing environmentally, seems daunting — […]

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Oct 24th, 2009

Gurglepots, Buddha Boards and More

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This year Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is hosting the Museum Stores of Richmond’s Holiday Shoppers Fair (Friday, Nov. 6 & Saturday, Nov. 7). Fifteen Richmond-area museum stores in one place for two days! Talk about interesting gift ideas. When I glanced through the […]

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Oct 8th, 2009

Timeless Design in a Sustainable World: The Charles Gillette Forum

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In just a few short weeks, we will be hosting internationally known landscape architects here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the Gillette Forum.  Timeless Design in a Sustainable World: The Charles Gillette Forum,  will feature Thomas Woltz, ASLA, principal at Nelson Byrd Woltz, in […]

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Oct 7th, 2009

Bye Bye Butterfly

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last call! This is the final week of Butterflies LIVE! at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the butterflies are going out on a high note. Just last week a new shipment of chrysalides came in – including some species we’ve not yet had. […]

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Oct 2nd, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness Podcast — Final Edition, Rachel Flynn & Leni Sorensen

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I’m pleased to release the last two podcasts featuring Rachel Flynn and Leni Sorensen, who spoke recently at our symposium:  Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness. Rachel Flynn, the City of Richmond’s Director of Community Development, spoke candidly about what’s working well in […]

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Sep 24th, 2009

Tulips: Wild, Willful, Ruination of an Economy? Find out October 6!

by Phyllis McLeod Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I love tulips in the spring.  I love them in vases and have never wanted to tame their twining, twirling habits as cut flowers.  Their bright, clear colors and elegant shapes are so satisfying.  I love watching . I love tulips in the spring.  […]

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Sep 17th, 2009

Fall is Great for Planting. Really.

by Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While most people think of spring as the best time for planting, avid gardeners know fall can actually be the best. First of all, it helps to know the difference between an annual and a perennial. Annuals typically only last one season, while perennials […]

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Sep 7th, 2009

Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness — A Podcast, Philadelphia Green

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A few weeks ago, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden hosted Green Tonic: Urban Gardening for Health & Wholeness as part of our 25th anniversary celebration hosted by the Robins Foundation. Here is the first of several podcasts from that event from the Philadelphia Green panel, including: […]

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Sep 1st, 2009

Lewis Ginter's Artists Work Featured at American Horticulture Society's Headquarters

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter’s own, botanical illustration teacher, Juliet Kirby, has her art featured at River Farm, the American Horticulture Society’s headquarters, just outside of Alexandria, VA. The show, Eyes on Nature: Botanical Artist Bring Their Views to River Farm, will run though Jan. 4, 2010. In […]

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Jul 16th, 2009

Enjoy Lewis Ginter's Lotus Blooming Time Lapse Movie

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond Time Lapse, recently filmed this amazing time lapse movie, right here at Lewis Ginter! Time lapse is such a great tool because it shows progress over time — but in a very quick way. Our Lotus Blooming movie, was filmed over about a week […]

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Dec 3rd, 2008

Ode to Virginia's 1,000-year-old Tree

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I didn’t know that Virginia’s largest tree was 80 miles southeast of Richmond. And I didn’t know that the 123-foot-tall and 12-1/2 foot-wide tree was 1,000 years old or older.  But the Washington Post reported this week that the ancient bald cypress died recently after a year […]

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Oct 14th, 2008

Henrico Extension Office Offers Master Gardener Class

Want to learn more about gardening?    If you have Tuesday and Thursday mornings free, here’s the perfect way to become an expert: The Henrico County Extension Office is looking for gardeners interested in completeing the 2009 Master Gardener training program.  The Master Gardener training program is an extensive class that teaches in aspects of horticulture in detail.  Topics include  lawn care, […]

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