Memories of the Garden
Growing up in Richmond, I used to visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in the summertime with my aunt and younger cousins. Years later, I returned to the Garden as a Public Relations Intern. Coming here each day, I feel so lucky to work at one of the prettiest places in the world! This job has allowed me to reintroduce myself to the beauty of the Garden and all the memories that come with it.
A New Appreciation for the Garden
As an intern, I’ve had the privilege of familiarizing myself with the Garden on an even deeper level. Before starting this job, I knew nothing about gardening. Through my work in the Garden, I’ve gained much knowledge about various plants. I learned about how they grow, and I even improved my ability to research and identify the plants I come across! In addition, I’ve seen how much care and effort it takes to cultivate the Garden. I’ve come to appreciate our volunteers, horticulturists, and everyone else in the Garden community. They work behind the scenes, in ways that I never realized before, to make this place the beautiful garden attraction that everyone loves.
I know I will leave this internship with a newfound admiration of the Garden as a space where people can make memories and enjoy the vibrancy of the natural world.