Mar 21st, 2009

Groovin in the Garden Returns to Lewis Ginter

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Two years ago, I saw that one of my favorite bands, Son Volt, was playing an outdoor concert in Richmond  at — you guessed it — Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I’m embarrassed to say, it was my first experience visiting Lewis Ginter.   But I immediately fell in love with the place.

We arrived at dusk with the kids and a blanket on a perfect cool spring night. I was enchanted by the beauty of The Sunken Garden, the sloped lawn down the the stage and the lake below and the incredibly beautiful flowers all around.  I could tell that this was a special place.  Little did I know how special — and that 2 years later they’d offer me my dream job, and it would become a second home  to me.

A view of the Rose Garden and the Conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

A view of the Rose Garden and the Conservatory at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The beautiful stone structure doubles as a stage for Groovin’ in the Garden concerts.

Let me get back to the point.  I’ve been anxiously waiting for the return of this very special music series for almost 2 years now. (Last year it took a hiatus for the construction of the new Rose Garden).   Groovin’ in the Garden is back and better than ever now with the completion of The  Rose Garden  and the stone structure that doubles as a stage. You can be sure I’ll be back again this year to hear as many of these concerts as I can.  And right now,  I’m thinking about how great the Indigo Girls will sound singing from the Garden surrounded by rose bushes.

And what you’ve been waiting for…. here is the line-up:

May 7  Shooter Jennings

May 14  Brandi Carlile

May 21  Old Crow Medicine Show

June 4  Medeski Martin & Wood

June 11  Indigo Girls

Plus more shows will be added,  so check back soon!

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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