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Apr 25th, 2011

Waiting for the Stick Man & the Meadowmorphisis

by Diana Plasberg, Stickwork Volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden While volunteering at the Lora Robins Library during GardenFest, I came across Stickwork, a book about Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture installations that are made from tree saplings and other organic materials. “Wow!” was my initial reaction. Sculptures and structures made from sticks – in trees, on hilltops, throughout building interiors. I was impressed […]

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Apr 1st, 2011

My Success with Scandal

by Amy Clark, Assistant Education Registrar & Membership Assistant, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I started collecting African violets by coincidence only. The Richmond African Violet Society holds a show and sale each year at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and in 2008, the sale was held in the Robins Room, right across from where I was […]

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Mar 29th, 2011

The Garden Celebrates Rosalie & Cecil Bailey, Volunteers of the Month

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers are love in motion Rosalie and Cecil Bailey inspire me.  They inspire me with their collective life story as a married couple and their individual life experiences as two people who took different paths volunteering,  who both found their calling.   This March, we […]

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Mar 17th, 2011

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden…..on the Radio

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When I was growing up, my dad spent alot of time listening to the radio. Not just any radio — but a special radio, one that got only one channel — never of music, but always people talking.  As a child, I thought this was not […]

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Feb 17th, 2011

The Garden Celebrates Hugh Rooney as Volunteer of the Month

by Brenda Brown, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Volunteers are not paid — not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. ~ author Unknown It was a really cold day! As the Garden’s spring PR & Marketing Intern, I was excited to start on one of my first writing assignments. […]

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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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Dec 17th, 2010

Kristin Mullen Thoroman Joins Staff

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We recently added a staff member to the Children’s Garden, her name is Kristin Mullen.  (Update, Kristin was married in 2015, and now goes by Kristin Thoroman.)  Kristin started as Early Childhood Program Developer earlier this month, after relocating to Richmond.  Since our Children’s […]

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Sep 30th, 2010

Look for Enhancements to Lewis Ginter's Central Garden & West Island Garden

by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the best things about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that we just get better and better!  In early 2011, expect some major enhancements to the Central Garden (CG) between the Robins Visitors Center (top of photo) and the Conservatory (bottom of photo.) The proportions […]

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Sep 16th, 2010

Where are You? Life Stages of a Gardener

By Beth Monroe, Public Relations and Marketing Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It’s Plant Sale time at the Garden again! I just came back from the employee/volunteer pre-sale and it occurs to me how my buying habits have changed in a dozen years as a Garden employee. These fluctuations are based largely on “life events” […]

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Aug 17th, 2010

Leaves from the Library: Hot time for the Garden

by Jane Hockaday, library volunteer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Mother Nature seems to have opened a spa in Richmond this summer, and a glance at a weather map suggests she has extended it to most of the country. Every few days she throws another dipper or two of water on the stones to add extra […]

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Jun 16th, 2010

Flora Holland! 100 Years of Horticulture

by Melissa Miller, Stewardship Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am very fortunate to be traveling by coach from Amsterdam to Maastricht in the Netherlands (or Holland as we often call it). Though we’ve been in the country for 3 full days, I am just now able to take time to log some of our […]

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May 13th, 2010

Garden Shop Talk: Willow Branches Add Light & Whimsy

by Brenda Bartges, Buyer, Garden Shop,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A new supply of lighted willow branch stems has arrived at the Garden Shop. Choose either the long or short stem branches, put them in your favorite vase, add some beautiful flowers and plug in. Easy, quick, instant beauty. Get ready for the compliments and […]

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Apr 1st, 2010

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Celebrates Grace Arents With Historic Marker

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden About a year and a half ago — I was interviewed for a job here at the Garden to help promote the Garden’s 25th Anniversary in 2009.  On that day, I met two amazing women — Beth Monroe, the Garden’s Director of Public Relations,  […]

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Mar 23rd, 2010

Artful Renewal in the Conservatory

  These gorgeous Fräbel glass creations, born from both nature and the creative spirit, exemplify the melding of the real and the imagined.  As both an artist and a gardener, I found it wondrous to be able to gratify my love for both horticulture and art within the same artistic space.   Some of the Fräbel […]

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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 3rd, 2009

Richmond Bloggers Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The post was updated on 7/4/09. This past week I hosted not just one  but TWO blogger tours at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Not only did I get to meet some new friends, but I also got to meet some folks that I’ve known for […]

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Jun 1st, 2009

When it Rains it Pours!

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you see Sunday’s Times-Dispatch? Not only did they feature Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for how well we are using social media — but they also featured the butterflies (plus a slideshow)!  I’m so happy to be in such good company! And so honored to have […]

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Dec 29th, 2008

Upload Your Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photos Right to Our Website

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that you could upload your photos of your visit to Lewis Ginter Botancial Garden and have them featured on our website? It is easy to do! Just click here. We welcome photo and comments and we love to see your photos whether […]

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Oct 30th, 2008

Some Thoughts on Trees

by Frank Robinson, Executive Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You may have noticed an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 28, about a moratorium on cutting down trees in the City while City Council reviews its current policy on tree removal. I stepped into this issue last week when I was asked to assist […]

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