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  • Beautiful RVA
    for providing this overview of the design build process Budgeting Template PDF another tool furnished by The Timmons Group to help you itemize all the possible expenses and unit costs of a landscape project Native and Drought Tolerant Plants this link provides a list of 122 native or naturalized species recommended for Virginia s climate compiled by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Landscape Plants for Four Season Interest this list compiled by public garden designer Lynden Miller cites plants that have been endurance tested in urban growing conditions Native Plants for Conservation Restoration and Landscaping the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation s Natural Heritage Program offers downloadable brochures listing plants by regions in Virginia including the Coastal Plain and Piedmont as well as nurseries that stock these plants Thanks to Beautiful RVA s community partners including City of Richmond RVAGreen The Community Foundation Groundwork RVA Richmond Region Tourism Virginia Commonwealth University HandsOn Greater Richmond Alliance for the Cheapeake Bay Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden University of Richmond Tricycle Gardens Capital Trees Richmond Community Tool Bank Enrichmond Richmond Tree Stewards The Next Beautiful RVA Meeting will be announced soon We ll do a what have we learned what lies ahead debrief reflect on the progress we ve made in harnessing energy around community greening and beautification and handle some tools in the Community Greening ToolKit This is a big tent event reach out to your networks and friends and let s fill the space Think about it the Richmond Garden Trail is tapping the garden tourism market activity along the Virginia Capital Trail confirms how eager we were for a bike and pedestrian friendly corridor and the Low Line a several phased project of Capital Trees is looking great in its first autumn There is so much more that we can accomplish and it s important to be inspired by the successes acknowledge the challenges and plan together when NOT if RSVP to email protected Meetings are held every other month and are open to anyone who would like to attend Follow the discussion on Twitter at BeautifulRVA More about Beautiful RVA Beautiful RVA is inspired by the work of public garden designer Lynden B Miller of New York City as well as the history of civic engagement in urban greening initiatives led by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society s Philadelphia Green program It is an experiment in community building communication and collaboration across often insular and isolated public and private entities and an effort to increase local capacity to accomplish urban greening projects that are often beyond the reach and resources of local government The initiative directly supports the Garden s 2009 strategic goal to expand the Garden beyond its walls Underway since January 2013 the coalition receives a bi weekly e mail digest of newsworthy greening initiatives calls to action appeals for volunteer services and invitations to offer citizen input on strategic public and private greening projects Periodically the group meets to discuss opportunities and initiatives for major civic

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  • Making a difference
    de Saint Exupéry I hope my friends of Henderson Middle School are not too exhausted from all the explaining I surely tried to allow them to have some time in the Garden Read More Jul 25th 2015 A Partnership for the Future My name is Lia Bazemore and I am interning here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden through an organization called Partnership for the Future Partnership for the Future is an organization that provides high schools students in Richmond with college prep courses personal development workshops and saving incentives With the help of business partners they also Read More Jul 23rd 2015 A Hippopotamus sized Harvest This is turning out to be a very successful season in the the Community Kitchen Garden It s the second week of July and this week we delivered 518 lbs of fresh vegetables to Feedmore s Community Kitchen This brings our total for the season to just over 3 000 lbs To put that into perspective here are Read More Jul 22nd 2015 Can You Find the Art Door Walk through a doorway and something magical happens You re in a different place Perhaps you return to a familiar world filled with memories and people you love Or maybe you enter a new space leaving an old life behind and taking your first steps into a bright new future A doorway is about transition no matter where it takes you Maybe you Read More Jul 2nd 2015 CarMax FREE Fourth of July Once a year we open our gates to the public for a free admission day CarMax Free Fourth of July This is one of our favorite events because we get to see so many people enjoying our garden many who haven t visited us before It s safe to say that this is our busiest day of Read More Jun 29th 2015 Thanks to the RAIN Makers Thank you RAIN Richmond Autism Integration Network for volunteering in the Children s Garden This group is not afraid to get dirty and help out in the Garden Today they mulched and weeded Amazing Thank you for the 60 service hours If you re youth group is interested in volunteering at the Garden please contact Nicki Apostolow Read More Jun 24th 2015 From the Executive Director My favorite moment from the Spring at Lewis Ginter A young mother and three little girls are walking through the Central Garden Mom is telling a fairytale in a breathless voice Daughters are bounding about her like butterflies around a bloom listening attentively while dancing in their own orbits Mom finishes the story All three children are looking down Read More Jun 22nd 2015 Helping Hands in the Garden It s been a great but hot week in the Community Kitchen Garden This week we took two deliveries to Feedmore s Community Kitchen for a combined total of 478 lbs This one week s deliveries exceeded our year to date donations Welcome summer Here s what we delivered beets

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  • Board of Directors - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Board of Directors Officers John M R Reed President Kathleen A Luke Vice President Deborah J Wolenberg Secretary Robert H Newton Jr Treasurer Ex Officio Dennis I Belcher Esq General Counsel Shane W Tippett Executive Director Directors Mary Anne Burke Lori K Cochran Joelle K Cosby Michele Burke Craddock Charles H Foster Jr Janet Thiele Geldzahler Ann Parker H Gottwald J Eric Greenwood Jill Bussey Harris D M D Donna G Kelliher Anne Leigh Kerr Steven R Koprowski Directors continued Sr Anne Marie Mack CBS Douglas N Martin Martha F Moore Paula H Nachman Helen R Pinckney Kee Sung Ro M D Susan F Robertson Dennis Rudzinski M D Clare O Schapiro Carolyn K Snow James H Starkey III Donald A Steinbrugge Sue C Thompson Peyton P Wells Susanne N Wick Mary Denny Wray Director Emerita Mrs Lora M Robins Deceased Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Board of Associates Jill Barden Tess Bosher Lori Cochran Massie Cooper Kristen Crosthwaite Calais Fitzmaurice Benson Andrea Glasgow Katherine Houck Ashley Kelly Susan Markham Amy Quigley Kathleen Stein Lief Stiles Lisa Vazquez Stephen A Wesson Jenefer Williams Board Member Login Access the private

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  • Shane Tippett | Garden Leadership Team
    over 10 years and Executive Director since 2011 Shane Tippett oversees all aspects of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s 80 acres including more than a dozen themed gardens a 63 foot tall glass Conservatory 75 staff members 500 volunteers and 6 million annual budget As the Richmond Region s second most visited paid attraction Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes more than 300 000 visitors a year Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year round beauty on a historic property with spectacular gardens dining and shopping and was voted one of North America s Top 10 Public Gardens Under Shane s leadership the Garden has adopted a culture of making our Garden your garden July 4th each year the Garden opens its doors to the community with free admission Last year 7 000 of you chose to spend your Indepence Day with us for CarMax Free Fourth of July Two free programs a group program for children and Sharing the Garden enable underserved and at risk populations to visit and enjoy the gardens for free Prior to Lewis Ginter Shane was the Assistant Head for Finance and Operations at St Catherine s School and served as Manager of the Virginian Diocesan Center at Roslyn a year round full service church conference and retreat center Prior to that Shane was a U S Marine Corps aviator instructor and later a reservist He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel Shane attended the U S Naval Academy in Annapolis MD At Navy he rowed crew receiving the Spirit of the Lightweights award his senior year Shane s passion for plants was kindled in the early 90s by a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden arborist who mentored Shane on the care of specimen trees at Roslyn This passion underlies his firm conviction in the transformative power of gardens

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  • Grace Chapman | Garden Leadership Team
    premier gardens in the United States and United Kingdom During her tenure here Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was named USA Today s 2 Best Public Garden in North America and a Top 10 North American Garden Grace has a Master of Science in public horticulture with a certificate in museum studies from the Longwood Graduate Program University of Delaware Her Bachelor of Science degree is in agricultural interdisciplinary studies with a public gardens management specialization from University of Florida As a recipient of the Martin McLaren Horticulture Scholar award presented by the Garden Club of America Chapman studied botanic garden education practical horticulture and landscape design in England at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Royal Horticulture Society Rosemoor The Eden Project and the Chelsea Physic Garden and in Scotland at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh She has served as lead horticulturist in award winning group efforts at the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show and the 2009 2010 and 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Shows Grace was honored as a Top 40 Under 40 for Style Weekly Magazine in 2013 She serves on the board of directors for the Central Virginia Nursery Landscape Association and has been nominated for the board of directors

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  • Randee Humphrey | Garden Leadership Team
    functions of the 13 member Education department including public school and special audience programs educational exhibits and interpretation management of Library and herbarium collections and community engagement initiatives and partnerships Her 30 year career in the non profit cultural community has included leadership roles at the Children s Museum of Richmond the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts She is active in the American Public Garden Association serves on the board of the Flora of Virginia Foundation and has served as a grants panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts and Richmond s Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium She remains active in the national Association of Children s Museums has served on the Council of the Virginia Association of Museums and consults routinely with arts and cultural organizations on leadership topics In June 2012 Randee was named one of three recipients of the Stettinius Award for Nonprofit Leadership a 10 000 grant from The Community Foundation to support travel and research that advances the Garden s strategic plan In January 2013 Randee launched the Garden s Beautiful RVA community engagement initiative fostering a regional coalition of public and private agencies and organizations

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  • Kim Dove | Garden Leadership Team
    Programs Educators Schools Library Blog Home Support Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Kim Dove Director of Guest Services Kim began her career at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden over 10 years ago starting in the Facility Events department She quickly moved up becoming Manager then Director of Guest Services and currently oversees the Facility Events Admissions Membership Operations Maintenance and Security Departments along with the Garden Shop Kim currently leads and manages 32 Garden staff Kim received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University In addition to her experience at the Garden she has extensive experience in the insurance industry and food industry Kim is an expert in hospitality organizational leadership and developing employees to their full potential Kim embraces our core value of hospitality every day as we welcome diverse communities as visitors members volunteers and staff Kim has a teenage daughter Olivia and she met her husband Steve a landscape architect and community planner at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden while he was teaching classes on landscape design for the University of Richmond 804 262 9887 x 301 email protected Back to Leadership Team Page Hours The

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  • Alice Baker
    Groups Dine Shop Facility Rental Learn Adult Classes Children s Programs Educators Schools Library Blog Home Support Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Alice Baker Director of Development Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is pleased to announce Alice Treanor Baker as director of development Baker brings a strong background and successful fundraising experience in higher education and nonprofit organizations Her previous positions have included Senior Director of Development with the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation Associate Director of Development Major Gifts at Georgetown University Director of Development Trinity Episcopal School and Director of Special Events Saint Christopher s School She has a bachelor of arts in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and coursework toward two master s degrees She s a member of the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives and her community service and volunteer work includes the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services and Grace Episcopal Church A native Richmonder Baker resides in Goochland She has two grown sons and her interests include horseback riding and gardening 804 262 9887 x294 email protected Back to Team Leadership Page Hours The Garden is open daily 9 a m 5 p

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