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  • Gardening & Horticulture Archives - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    consequence while non natives sometimes wreak havoc Regardless of the intended use vines provide several key garden elements color texture form and interest Beth Read More Sep 28th 2015 Wildflowers Heralds of Spring Fall is the time to plan and plant spring wildflowers You anticipate them all winter long but when you finally find them they don t last very long said Nancy Vehrs Prince William County resident and president of the Virginia Native Plant Society They just bloom pollinate and disappear but it s their fleeting moments of glory that Read More Sep 26th 2015 Top 5 Summer Plant Displays Fall is here and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is preparing to change out annual beds this coming week I like to take photos of the displays for my own inspiration for next summer but often forget until it s too late You may like to do the same thing but like me don t always get around Read More Aug 27th 2015 Pollinators Bee Friendly The status of pollinators is sad but true America is losing pollinators at a remarkable rate Pollinators are honeybees wild bees beetles wasps butterflies and moths as well as birds and bats that transfer pollen in and between flowers of the same species The efforts typically lead to fertilization for seed and fruit production which directly Read More Aug 19th 2015 A Rare Tree Blooms at Ginter Emmenopterys henryi is a tree made famous by the legendary botanist Ernest Wilson who described the tree as one of the most strikingly beautiful trees of Chinese forests The first time this species bloomed in North America was in 1994 Lucky for you this beauty blooms early every August Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You ll notice the funnel shaped Read More Aug 13th 2015 Meet Children s Garden Intern Kittie Storey Meet Children s Garden Summer Intern Kittie Storey Kittie works with our Youth Volunteer Summer Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays helping with supervision horticulture knowledge and by being a positive role model She also leads our Food Production chat Kittie holds a Bachelor s of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and has interned at Tricycle Gardens as Read More Aug 12th 2015 A Beautiful Edible Garden Have you seen our Edible Display Garden along Lake Sydnor It s newly planted and we re continuing to add more specimen as we go So far we ve planted everything from strawberries to hazelnuts Corylus avellana Contorta to mulberries Morus alba but there s so much more to come Did you know daylilies are edible You ll see them there and we ll Read More Aug 10th 2015 Craft Beer Craze For those you out there that consider yourselves lovers of craft beer and beautiful gardens you might already be aware of a fun new partnership that started in 2015 The craft beer industry is quickly becoming an integral part of the local and tourist economies in Richmond and across the state of Virginia So the Read

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  • Gardens through the seasons
    Relations Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Here s a first look at the Garden after the snow storm The Garden remains closed today Feb 26 2015 due to snow and ice Read More Feb 25th 2015 Beautiful Useful too Paperbush is Getting Ready to Bloom Hilaire Ashworth PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Whilst wondering around the Garden last week I came across this beauty that is budding despite the chilly temperatures Edgeworthia chrysantha commonly known as oriental paperbush Mitsumata or simply paperbush comes from south western China Nepal and Japan The plant has been incorporated into traditional Japanese Read More Feb 17th 2015 Happy Snow Day by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We got a bit of snow last night considerably more than is in this photo Visitor Service staffer Laura Flournoy took this image just before the Garden closed about 4 30 p m Six to 8 inches later with temperatures around 20 degrees and with the Garden and Read More Feb 3rd 2015 Japanese Cypress Makes for Winter Interest in Landscape by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Bark of the Chamaecyparis obtusa or Japanese cypress in sunlight Look closely to see the Slow Dance sculpture in the background Read More Jan 31st 2015 A Winter Walk With Witch Hazel Photos and text by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A winter walk in the Garden with our friends witch hazel and winter jasmine might just be the thing you need to make this a great weekend Half price admission continues through the end of February See you soon Read More Jan 28th 2015 Cattlianthe Golden Sprite Brings Tropical Heat to the Conservatory by Laura Schumm Interim Conservatory Horticulturist Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The East Wing of the Conservatory always feels like a tropical paradise even on a cold winter morning Best of all half price admission continues through the end of February Read More Jan 15th 2015 Knockout Bloom Cattleya White Spark Panda Laurel Matthew Greenhouse Horticulturist Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Garden has blogged about goats butterflies blooms and bees but never a panda See ours Cattleya White Spark Panda blooming in the Conservatory this week Remember admission is free until January 18 2015 Come see it this weekend Read More Jan 13th 2015 FREE Garden Admission Now through January 18 2015 by Jonah Holland Public Relations Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden You know Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is beautiful year round right Pssssst Let me let you in on a little secret We are offering FREE Garden admission through Jan 18 2015 while the Garden Cafe is closed Not only do we have blooms outside but we also Read More Jan 7th 2015 We ve Got Winter Blooms Snow Drops Steal the Show by Jonah Holland Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Coordinator Snow drops or Galathus elwesii are a personal favorite they bloom just when you need them most

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  • More about the Garden
    Cup Read More Sep 4th 2015 Meet Chef Anne Maury Haapala Meet Anne Maury Haapala Café Lead at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden Café by Meriwether Godsey Meriwether Godsey is the exclusive caterer for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and also operates both the Garden Café and the Robins Tea House Take it away Anne Maury Q Tell us about your job what do you do A I oversee the Garden Read More Jul 1st 2015 New in the Kid s Garden We d like to welcome Mitra Bryant and Kevin Ratliff new educators in the Children s Garden Since our Children s Garden staff sometimes develop a bit of celebrity status with you guys I wanted to introduce you to them Please stop and say Hi to them next time you are splashing in WaterPlay or hula hooping in front of the Carriage Read More Jun 3rd 2015 Proboscis Zipping it Together I find myself fascinated by butterfly anatomy more and more each day as I work with and learn about these remarkable creatures Even though I have only been with Butterflies LIVE for a few weeks I have already witnessed and captured some seemingly small but profound events On one such occurrence I was able to capture Read More Apr 30th 2015 We Have New Books in the Library by Janet Woody Librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society a mission related group that meet here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recently gave the Lora Robins Library funding to purchase books about native plants and related topics We were able to acquire five new titles you might be interested in Read More Apr 25th 2015 Meet the Butterflies LIVE Staff by Hilaire Ashworth Assistant Butterfly Curator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are so excited that the time has finally come for the opening of Butterflies LIVE On behalf of all of the curators we say hello and want to officially introduce ourselves Each butterfly curator was asked a series of questions and we picked some of Read More Apr 22nd 2015 Feed me Seymour the Garden s Carnivorous Plants by Jay Austin Horticulturist Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If Feed me Seymour is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term carnivorous plants you are probably not alone Have you ever seen a carnivorous plant Did you there really is such a thing it s not just someone s imagination gone wild Some carnivorous Read More Apr 13th 2015 We Dig Our Volunteers by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Happy National Volunteer Week We are thankful for our 600 volunteers this week and every week Volunteers were instrumental in the development of the Garden and continue to play a major role here In fact we would not be the Garden we are today without them Thank Read More Apr 11th 2015 Albert Tanner A Bicycle Story by Janet Woody Librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Thousands

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  • Sustainable Practices
    June and I was fortunate to attend along with Grace Chapman the Garden s Director of Horticulture Kelly Riley Children s Education Manager and the intrepid traveling Stickman It was a whirlwind week full Read More Nov 27th 2013 Here s How You Can Be a Part of a More Beautiful RVA Editors Note Beautiful RVA is a a regional coalition of public and private agencies and organizations invested in improving the quality of life in greater Richmond through public horticulture urban greening and beautiful place making initiatives Meetings are held every other month and are open to anyone who would like to attend This is a recap of Read More Oct 24th 2013 A Botanical Makeover in Richmond Va By Beth Monroe Public Relations Marketing Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you ve ever watched HGTV you know the allure of the makeover We love to see dramatic positive change happen right before our eyes I had the chance to witness such an event yesterday with a botanical makeover in Richmond Va Thirteen blocks Read More May 19th 2013 Floating Wetland Finds a Home at Lewis Ginter by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Photos by Garden Volunteer Jeannie Waltman Jonah Holland A crew of Garden volunteers and staff from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation planted and installed a floating wetland right here in Lake Sydnor at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this week The floating garden is believed to Read More Sep 4th 2011 Down But Not Out by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator The post Irene scene at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden was a little disheartening at first but that was before two volunteers from Luck Stone showed up Sort of like a boxer after a bad first round getting a jolt of energy from Read More Apr 12th 2011 Celebrate Arbor Day at the Garden by Janet Woody Librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Please join us in the Lora M Robins Library on Thursday April 21 at 2 p m as we celebrate Arbor Day A guest speaker from the City of Richmond Urban Forestry Division will tell us about tree planting goals in the city Then we will amble through Read More Feb 14th 2011 Help us Build a Water Management Demonstration Garden at Lewis Ginter by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever had a dream to do something that you knew was the right thing to do but it took years of working toward that goal to make it a reality It seems like many of life s great accomplishments start out as dreams Read More May 27th 2010 Lewis Ginter Recycles Garden Plastics by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Did you know that Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden recycles garden plastics We send our plastic garden pots and trays to Four Seasons Recycling who returns them to the supply stream oversees Home gardeners can also

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  • Uncategorized Archives - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    be very popular especially with the unseasonable spring like weather We are entering what are traditionally the busiest nights of the season starting when local public schools let out Friday Dec 18 this year through Wednesday Dec 23 the Garden is Read More Oct 31st 2015 Autumn Jewels The changing seasons inspire us in so many ways at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden including in the Garden Shop Autumn brings jewel toned hues rich textures and cozy comforts with an eye toward a little dazzle as the holiday season approaches Yes it s almost that time again I was in the Garden Shop the other day Read More Oct 17th 2015 Tricks Treats Pumpkins on a stick bumpy gourds and alien looking plants you never know what you ll find in the Children s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in October Last Sunday I came as a visitor with my 11 year old daughter and her friends and we discovered a whole world of weird and wacky The Children s Garden plans Read More Sep 17th 2015 Welcome World As the world comes to Richmond we d like to give a warm welcome to the world Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is honored to be the start venue for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships It s a natural fit for us 120 years ago this same location was the heart of cycling in Richmond the Read More Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Dominion GardenFest of Lights Now January 11 2016 Make Holiday Plans Now 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

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  • California Dreaming - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Garden are their changing display and event spaces both with a beautiful water feature Orchid display at Sherman Library and Gardens Succulent display at Sherman Library and Gardens However my very favorite part of the garden was the Succulent Garden This garden displayed cacti and succulents in the most artful way that I have ever seen They successfully blended unique specimen plants as well as sweeps of succulents to create breathtaking patterns I can t wait to incorporate some of these ideas into our Conservatory displays at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Grove of ficus trees at South Coast Botanic Garden Located about an hour north in Palos Verdes Peninsula California the South Coast Botanic Garden is a garden roughly the same size as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden but with extremely unique topography and challenges A portion of their mission statement reads to represent a model of excellence for land reclamation and sustainability I would say that they are one of the best gardens suited to educate about reclamation because this garden was built on a landfill In speaking with their horticulture staff I learned that the challenges that they encounter are very unique sometimes when digging a tree planting hole they unearth old newspapers and other treasures many of which should have stayed buried The settling material in the landfill has also caused some significant changes in the site s topography You first notice this as you enter the very wavy parking lot They have always captured the methane gas that is generated by the landfill and used it as a fuel source In recent years the amount of methane gas has decreased significantly and this tells them that the landfill is finished with most of its settling However adding heavy elements like a lake would cause the landfill to shift and the lake to sink so they are somewhat limited in their ideas for future construction This doesn t stop them though They have an exciting new master plan that has just been finished The plan includes a large modern children s garden an amphitheater and other great features that will allow their site to be used by new audiences in new ways Cacti display at South Coast Botanic Garden Coral tree Erythrina flower at South Coast Botanic Garden San Diego Botanic Garden is located in Encinitas California within a mile of the coast Their interesting collections include many native California plants low water plants bamboo tropical fruit and many cacti and succulents They also have plant collections that speak to their unique threats such as their fire safety garden display and their collection of endangered plants I asked their director Julian Duval if labeling the endangered plants as such put them at risk from theft or vandalism He told me that the educational message that the signage gave was far greater than the risk As the Sand Diego Botanic Garden s website explains The local southern maritime chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities are some of the

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  • De-Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    all those lights up and then down again for Dominion GardenFest of Lights Here s how GardenFest Arborists Matt Lee and Thomas Dunlap climb the trees before Dominion GardenFest of Lights carefully stringing trees with thousands of lights Then each January when GardenFest ends Lee and Dunlap climb the trees again to carefully take them down Enjoy this 30 second time lapse film by Matt Lee You can also find Matt Lee on Instagram as Rootsone About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland is PR Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden specializing in social media She s been known to go for a walk and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure You May Also Like Student Teacher Art Show GardenFest Instagram Winners Through the Eyes of a Child 5 Tips Visiting Busy GardenFest 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

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  • 5 Tips: Visiting Busy GardenFest - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    waiting in ticket lines PLEASE NOTE online tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance of your visit to allow time for processing You can also purchase tickets at the Garden during the day 9 a m 10 p m except Dec 24 25 when the Garden is closed Carpool It s always a good idea Come early To best manage our high visitation we encourage arriving at 4 p m Please note GardenFest admission fees go into effect at 4 p m When you come early you can watch the magic as the sun sets and the lights begin to shine Look at alternate routes The Garden is on the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road During busy times traffic can back up on Lakeside Avenue Look at Hilliard Road as an alternate route Like Lakeside Hilliard intersects with Route 1 Hilliard also turns into Glenside Avenue with access to major thoroughfares such as Staples Mill Road Broad Street and Interstate 64 Be patient with parking When parking lots are full the Garden will close the gates to incoming traffic for up to 30 minutes allowing time for some guests to leave If gates are closed you may want to check out lights in nearby Lakeside Glen Allen neighborhoods and return later If you choose to park near the Garden and walk in please be courteous to our neighbors and use caution watch out for traffic keep an eye out for children bring a flashlight and please be aware the Garden is not responsible for traffic control off site We are honored so many people choose to spend their time at Dominion GardenFest of Lights Although we re closed Dec 24 and 25 the Garden re opens Dec 26 and GardenFest runs through Jan 11 And here s

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