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  • Garden a Start Venue 2015 UCI Road World Championships
    request Garden is Start Venue for Elite Men s and Women s Team Time Trials September 20 RICHMOND VA Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is honored to be part of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships coming to Richmond in September The Garden located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Henrico County is the start venue for the elite men s and women s team time trial events on September 20 2015 Team trial training will take place on the previous day Saturday September 19 2015 To learn more about World Championship events routes and schedules visit Richmond2015 com The Garden s involvement is a natural fit The historic home on the property Bloemendaal House was originally the Lakeside Wheel Club Built in 1895 the structure was one of the nation s first wheel or bicycle clubs and the epicenter of early cycling history in Richmond Now exactly one hundred and twenty years later the property is recognized as a world class botanical garden Recently Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was voted second place in USA Today s 10Best Public Gardens contest To help welcome visitors to Richmond during the 2015 UCI Road World Championships the Garden will have the following special exhibit and activities Saturday September 19 Sunday September 27 The Lakeside Wheel Club and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden an exhibit about early cycling history in Richmond Eight panels address different topics including The Cycling Craze at the Turn of the Century Women and Fashion in the Bicycle Boom and The Heyday of the Lakeside Wheel Club Included with Garden admission Sunday September 20 The Garden is the start venue for the elite men s and women s team time trial events and admission will be free on this day Monday September 21 Friday September 25 The Garden will have extended hours

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  • Best Botanical Gardens
    Us Garden Awards Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden ranks among the best botanical gardens in North America and has received numerous awards including Voted the 2nd Best Public Garden in North America in the USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards 2014 Selected as a Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council 2013 Recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the 12 Best Botanical Gardens in the U S 2013 Received the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal the Nation s Highest Honor for Museum and Library Service 2011 What makes our Garden so great Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features year round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens dining and shopping A 63 foot classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid Atlantic Visitors can enjoy 15 themed gardens including a Children s Garden Rose Garden Healing Garden Fountain Garden Asian Valley and an accessible to all tree house Favorite annual events at the Garden include A Million Blooms Heritage Weekend CarMax Free Fourth of July Rose Fest Dominion GardenFest of Lights and more There s Always Something in Bloom

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  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Factsheet
    of Lights Butterflies LIVE CarMax Free Fourth of July A Million Blooms October Oddities and Rose Fest Community Connections More than 600 people currently volunteer at the Garden providing more than 39 000 hours of support each year More than 12 000 households support the Garden with memberships Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has many partnerships including relationships with other nonprofits educational institutions and community organizations Lewis Ginter staff and volunteers have grown harvested and donated over 52 198 lbs of vegetables to FeedMore s Community Kitchen since 2009 The Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter has provided over 45 500 meals for Central Virginia s hungry children and homebound seniors Education About 50 000 children visit the Garden and the Children s Garden each year about 12 000 as part of structured education programs the remaining 38 000 through admission More than 30 percent of children in structured programs come from low to moderate income households and participate for free Children s programs are age specific and meet Virginia Standards of Learning requirements Adult Education programs range from how to sessions to lectures by renowned garden experts The Garden maintains a botanical library and herbarium for continued horticultural research All of this and so much more is made possible by the generosity and support of our business leaders Garden members and donors in our community Thank you Fact Checker 1984 Founded as a nonprofit public garden Established by bequest of benefactor Grace Arents named in honor of her uncle Lewis Ginter 350 000 visitors annually one of the most visited attractions in the Richmond Region 12 000 member households 50 000 children visit annually 12 000 as part of structured education programs with ¼ of those from low to moderate income households who participate for free 82 acres w 50

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  • Style Guide
    Home Support Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Garden Style Guide To help you with your story or article we ve complied a short Garden Style Guide Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is the correct name not the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden or Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s Not Ginter Park or The Ginter The Garden is not a park Dominion GardenFest of Lights is the correct name Please do not use Festival of Lights On first reference Dominion must be included they are the title sponsor Subsequent references can be GardenFest of Lights or GardenFest Please refer to the following events in writing in this way Butterflies LIVE CarMax Free Fourth of July Rose Fest Named buildings and gardens are referred to by their full name in the following way below upon first reference Robins Visitors Center Kelly Education Center Massey Conference Center Gillette Education Center Robins Library Luck Garden Cochrane Rose Garden Robins Tea House West Island Garden Flagler Garden Robertson Pavilion Grace Arents Garden Bloemendaal House pronounced blue men doll CWDKids Tree House Minor Garden Streb Conifer Garden Anderson Wildflower Meadow

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  • Garden Times Newsletter
    25 Open Thursdays till 9 p m June August 1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond Virginia 23228 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Search Search Visit Events Gardens Hours and Admissions Visit Planner Membership 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 Garden Times Newsletter Learn more about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden through the Garden Times newsletter Garden Times is filled with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden news gardening tips and trends horticulture questions answered featured Garden walking tours educational classes and much more The Garden Times is mailed to Members three times a year If you prefer you can save a tree and read it here Garden Times Winter 2015 Garden Times Summer 2015 Garden Times Spring 2015 Garden Times Winter 2014 The Garden Times newsletter is a Member Benefit Read more about the benefits you receive with Garden Membership Learn More Hours The Garden is open daily 9 a m 5 p m closed Thanksgiving Day Dec 24 Dec 25 Open Thursdays till 9 p m June August 1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond Virginia 23228 email protected 804 262 9887 Directions Visit Dine

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  • The Margaret Johanna Streb Conifer Garden is a Hidden Gem off the Beaten Path - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    the Garden with a broad array of specimens that exhibit outstanding attributes including attractive foliage bark interesting bud formation and unusual form and structure Picea abies Ziegler s Weeping photo by Grace Chapman Foliage in our collection consists of many and varying shades of blue green and yellow golden varieties Some of the conifers change hue in winter months Other types display variegated leaf tips combining to make a wonderful range of color and interest such as Juniperus rigida Hikari Both Thujopsis dolobrata and Fokienia hodginsii show glossy green foliage while the underside displays a silvery white color that is very attractive Popular shades of blue in the garden include Cedrus deodara Feelin Blue Pinus parviflora Glauca Cupressus arizonica Blue Ice Picea pungens Royal Knight Pinus sylvestris Beuvronensis and Pinus flexilis Vanderwolf s Pyramid Other conifers provide striking golden yellow color especially in the winter Pinus strobus Hillside Winter Gold Chamaecyparis obtusa Lemon Twist Cryptomeria japonica Sekkan Sugi Thuja occidentalis Pumila Sudworth are fine examples intermingled between other evergreen and deciduous trees in the garden Brilliant yellow coloration of Ginkgo biloba in the Grace Arents Garden provides spectacular autumn interest Thuja occidentalis Rheingold develops a copper bronze color in winter and Cryptomeria japonica Elegans Nana a deep purple hue that begins when the days become shorter and nights cooler A transformation of conifers in our collection begins when new growth emerges in spring and is most noticeable on Pinus and Picea species New shoot growth often referred to as candles emerge covered in white colored hairs frequently of a different color from the leaves of the prior season Pinus thunbergii Thunderhead renders a white against green contrast when the growth begins Other specimens in the collection that provide these attractive candles are Pinus densiflora Oculus draconis and Picea orientalis Compacta Another important attribute of the conifers in our collection include their shape or form Several Cedrus atlantica Glauca Pendula are trained prostrate in the garden Globose or ball shaped is most recognized and popular among dwarf conifers Cryptomeria japonica Globosa Nana and Pinus mugo are excellent examples of this form Fastigiate or columnar forms add to vertical interest and Juniperis scopulorum Skyrocket found at the entrance of the Streb garden is an example of an upright form with erect branches Pendulous forms such as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Green Arrow in the Streb garden and Picea abies Pendula in the Flagler Perennial Garden present an eye catching focal point Certain conifers in the garden have unusual forms which may best be described as intriguing Cristata a cultivar of Cryptomeria japonica has congested foliage resembling that of coral reef while Cryptomeria japonica Araucarioides found at the entrance of the Streb Garden has twisted stems and leaves adding to its uniqueness Picea abies Ziegler s Weeping is an interesting weeper in which branches literally lay across the ground Pinus contorta Spaan s Dwarf and Pinus parviflora Adcock s Dwarf are unequaled dwarf varieties and have a place in rock gardens or small spaces Taxodium

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  • Sue Key
    volunteered at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden since 2006 As a former first grade teacher she enjoys educating visitors about the importance of plants and their fascinating traits Sue and her husband Roger have lived in a number of states dabbling in gardening in each When not at the Garden Sue enjoys quilting and making digital photo books but her greatest joy is visiting her out of state children and grandchildren Feb 11th 2016 Winter Interest As a volunteer Garden Guide I give tours of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to groups who are visiting but if you visit on your own there is another sort of tour you can take Every few weeks we put together a Bright Spots listing which is a collection of some of the Garden s highlights Sometimes when there are Read More Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts by Topic Blooms Gardens Community Kitchen Garden Education Classes Events Families Kids Gardening Horticulture Gardens Through the Seasons Making a Difference in the Community More about the Garden Sustainable Practices Uncategorized Recent Posts Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature California Dreaming De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring like Day Blooms Most

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  • Inspiration: Education & Nature - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Jane Kirkland author of Take A Walk books inspired me to try drawing a scientific picture of a flower I am a pre kindergarten teacher and I especially enjoy showing my children how to draw from nature Later when Hoang a pre k teacher at All Saints Catholic School attended our Natural Connections workshop for teachers she participated in the First Peas to the Table lesson where she learned how to incorporate science math and gardening into her lessons She says as soon as she returned to the classroom I eagerly had my students plant beans and draw a plant journal and record the bean s stages of growth This coming March we will do the First Peas Project Hoang explains that her school which is working on a community garden has many ongoing gardening projects Students in our Environmental Action Club planted collards and greens this past fall and enjoyed eating the first salad from the school garden In the pre kindergarten raised bed we have a variety of flowers and plants that attract butterflies and we will plant milkweed seeds for the monarch butterflies in spring Wow now that is inspiration Daylily Dissected Pen drawing by teacher Catherine Hoang At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden we are grateful to have inspired the beauty that is Hoang s teaching and the beauty of her illustrations While she continues to take her students outdoors and encourage their drawings of nature stages of pea plant growth and garden journals we are gearing up for this year s Natural Connections conference If you are an educator and want to learn more about teaching science and nature through authentic learning experiences consider registering for this year s event The 3 day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for pre k through 6th grade

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