Apr 9th, 2014

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Photos and text by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator 

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Just a handful of the Garden’s dedicated 500+ volunteers.

Happy National Volunteer Week! Here at the Garden, we’re celebrating our volunteers as often as we can. After all, there would be no Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden without them.  Less than 2 weeks ago, you  may have read about our annual volunteer banquet as we celebrated Julie Abbott,  this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Volunteer Achievement award.   This morning and nearly every morning as I walk to my office, I see many, many, volunteers at  gardening side-by-side with our staff working to make this Garden as beautiful as it can be.  So if you see a volunteer as you walk thought the Garden (their lanyard nametag is a good hint that you’ve found one!) be sure to say thank you.
And volunteers, if you are reading along —  please know that we appreciate you, and we are grateful for your help in making this the best Garden it can be. Thank you!

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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