Archives for the "plants" Category

Horticulturist — Day in the Life

When strolling through the Garden, visitors admire the gorgeous blooms and the vibrant foliage, but have you ever wondered how the Garden always looks so well-maintained? Some people may not […]

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 […]

Pride Blooms with Color

Hospitality, one of the Garden’s five core values, means that we celebrate people from different backgrounds and walks of life and we embrace them wholeheartedly. On a simpler level, hospitality […]

Community Science

The Great Backyard Bird Count happening at the Garden on Saturday, February 19, 2022, is an opportunity for us to put on our metaphorical lab coats and participate in community […]

Looking Back at 2021

I’ve always appreciated New Year’s as a time for looking back and an opportunity to look forward. One of my favorite movies is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and Ferris puts […]

Afghan Women’s Garden Beds

This blog post about the Afghan Women’s garden beds was written before the events in Afghanistan the week of August 16, 2021. The women continue to visit their garden beds […]

Pollinator DNA with Biologists from Randolph Macon

In a crime with no witnesses, investigators rely on forensics and DNA to figure out what happened. Turns out, pollinator science is not much different. For Randolph-Macon College Professors Drs. […]

New Seasonal Gardeners: Jaimie Woll & Brad Heath

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden wants to introduce two new seasonal gardeners to our horticulture team. Welcome, Jaimie Woll & Brad Heath. Our seasonal gardeners assist horticulturists and are responsible for […]

Cicadas – a Concern for Gardeners?

If you’ve been paying attention to the buzz, you may have heard about a special type of cicada that’s set to emerge by the millions on parts of the East […]