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  • sign up for enews
    media channels You can find us on Facebook here https www facebook com LewisGinter Instagram http instagram com lewisginter All our social media in one place is here http www lewisginter org community index php Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond Virginia 23228 804 262 9887 x292 jonahh at lewisginter org Angelique N How do I become a member http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland You can learn more about becoming a member and member benefits on the Garden s website http www lewisginter org members Membership joinrenew php Tracy I want to give tickets as a gift Do you have a way I can do that Gift certificates or pre purchased tickets http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland Sure Tracy we can do this You can call 804 262 9887 x300 or email email protected and someone will be able to help you I ll also pass along your email to them Jonah Carolina Baires Is there something going on on Friday for July 4th Of so please let me know http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland Yes Carolina Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and CarMax are pleased to announce the CarMax Free Fourth of July at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden On Friday July 4 2014 all visitors to the Garden will receive free admission throughout the day 9 a m 5 p m The free admission includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE exhibit The Garden is open 9 a m 5 p m with scheduled activities in the Children s Garden from 1 4 p m Guests are invited to wear red white and blue and bring wagons and strollers to decorate for a parade in the Children s Garden at 2 p m Enjoy music by the Happy Lucky Combo WaterPlay and fun activities Here s more http bit ly FREEGinter Victoria callaghan I just visited today for the first time and was delighted Some of the plants that I was interested in did not have labels Do you have plant lists for the different garden areas I took pictures of them Thank you http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland Hi Victoria So glad you were delighted with your visit Yes some of the plants do not have labels I will email you our most recent Bright Spots which is a document highlighting plants in bloom or of particular interest We update it every 2 weeks so it may help you narrow it down Another great resource is our What s in Bloom by Month page All the photos here are labeled with the plant s name so you can match them up to your photo Here s the link http www lewisginter org plan BloomsbyMonth php Also you are welcome to email me back with a particular photo and I can help you identify the plants brigette newberry So we are looking to have a small garden at Open High School that has perennial plants that are native to

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  • Mulch & Mulching in Winter - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    tree on perennial beds as the branches offer protection while still allowing plenty of air circulation for the plants that need it It wouldn t be as polished looking as mulch but I think that is a creative solution to the alternative of sticking your old Christmas tree in the trash can headed for the landfill Or worse letting it sit on your front curb because trash companies often refuse to take discarded Christmas trees I m sure you ve all seen those poor trees with a good 8 to 12 inches of mulch right up against the trunk That is a big mistake Fogel says because it will encourage pests The mulch stacked against the tree creates a great environment for rot disease insects and other creatures like voles and mice who may chew on the bark and girdle the tree You don t wan t more than just a couple of inches Fogel says One other thing you want to watch for when using the hardwood mulch that slowly breaks down is that if you use a poor quality hardwood mulch it sometimes has a tendency to clump so that rain water just runs over the mulch but won t saturate it and reach the soil like you want it to If this happens she says you can solve the problem by breaking up the clumps on a regular basis In summer mulch serves an entirely different purpose than in winter it helps to keep in moisture in times of dry weather and watering restrictions this can be critical to a plants survival The best time to put down mulch for the summer season is actually in spring though Fogel says because It s much easier to lay mulch before the plant experiences spring growth and leafing The plants are smaller easier to work around and more accessible So you won t have to work as hard to lay it down the mulch under the base of the plants shrubs or avoid newly sprouted shoots If you have more questions about mulch or plantings feel free to ask us here or on our Facebook page You might just inspire a blog post 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 Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Student Teacher Art Show H2Whoa Fish Facts Andrew Very helpful thank you I ve seen a few people around the neighborhood mulching this time of year and thought there must be something that I don t know How about an article on composting in winter It s so cold and my compost bin isn t nearly as productive because of the cold temperatures Any tips http lewisginter org blog Jonah Holland That s a great suggestion Andrew I ll get with my composting experts and

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/all-about-mulch-mulching-in-winter/ (2016-02-12)
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  • carnivorous plants
    comprised of three islands built to highlight the natural beauty of a wetland environment specifically featuring plants native to this region The most unique of these plants are the carnivorous plants Sarracenia in the West Island Garden Carnivorous plants grow in environments that are very challenging Typically the wetland soil they grow in has little to no nutrient value The plants are able to thrive in this environment because they can do what no other plants can do eat bugs There are many species of carnivorous plants in the United States most of which are found in the Southeast In fact there are several species found here in Virginia including pitcher plants Sarracenia and sundews Drosera If you travel to North Carolina you will even see Venus fly traps or Dionaea muscipula Venus fly traps or Dionaea muscipula The reason you probably have not just stumbled across any of these plants is because their habitat is one of the most endangered ecosystems around Estimates show that only about 2 5 percent of the pitcher plant habitat that existed pre European colonization still remains Development lower water tables poaching fire suppression and many other factors are all contributing to the loss of the specialized habitat these plants need to survive There are many groups working for the conservation of these unique plants The North American Sarracenia Conservancy and Meadowview Biological Research Station located right here in Central Virginia are just two examples Here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden we are committed to the conservation of these rare species Stop by and have a look for yourself at some of the more interesting oddballs of nature And don t forget to come back in summer to see their alien like blooms too Pitcher pant bloom Sarracenia leucophylla About Jonah Holland Jonah Holland

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/feed-me-seymour/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Tyler Rhodes & the Evolution of Orchids - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    bbc co uk nature life Ophrys As participants Tyler Rhodes had us work through several stages of drawing before he told us that there actually is a flower called a bee orchid and it really does look like a bee in order to attract bees Ophrys apifera even sends out enticing chemical signals to lure a real bee to come and mate Now that is an amazing adaptation I knew I was in for a memorable experience when Tyler told me he could really related to the archetypal mad scientist Put on your mad scientist voice then say drawings more drawings ahhhh ha ha and you get the idea But seriously Tyler has the kind of passion for this project that you find in really driven artists and scientists who are doing really important work He s driven and really enjoys his work Here s the video The bee tree made from our bee orchid drawings And here s the bee evolution tree from Tyler s Evolution blog In case you are still a bit confused Scientific American also took a stab at explaining Tyler s project How do you make an authentic evolution animation Quite simply you allow it to evolve Tyler Rhodes a student in the animation program at Virginia Commonwealth University wanted to create an animation that wasn t simply linear but instead represented the true tree like process of evolution If you still don t understand come experience it for yourself this Saturday at 11 a m in the Conservatory Photo by Robert Thompson source http www bbc co uk nature life Ophrys 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

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  • Pop-up LEGO® Bricks Sculpture: Bicycle Triumphs Traffic
    s work with this bike themed sculpture on display at the Garden throughout September in celebration of the UCI Road World Cycling Championships Kenney s award winning Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks comes to the Garden in 2016 Google Calendar iCal Export Start Sunday September 27 2015 End Wednesday September 30 2015 Event Details This life size sculpture of a bicycle was created by New York artist Sean Kenney one of only 15 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world It was inspired when Kenney was riding his bike and noticed he was zipping past all the cars stuck in New York City traffic The Garden will display the sculpture in the Library throughout September as it helps welcome the world to Richmond for the UCI Road World Cycling Championships The sculpture is also an exciting preview of Sean Kenney s work His award winning Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit comes to the Garden May 27 September 18 2016 The exhibit features nearly half a million LEGO bricks of larger than life flowers birds insects and more Bicycle Triumphs Traffic Group Build Join us August 30 31st as we ask YOU adults and kids to help us build

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/event/nature-connects-sculpture-bicycle-triumphs-traffic/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Botanical Illustration Certificate Program - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    up of live specimens accurate drawing correct depiction of tone and value and work in the traditional media of pencil pen and ink and watercolor The Program Complete the Core Curriculum courses in order and participate in elective classes mid progress review and complete a final project Exceptions to any course may be requested and granted by instructors on review of a portfolio submittal Curriculum Core I Classes required Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration 20 hrs Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration 20 hrs Introduction to Pen Ink for Scientific Illustration 20 hrs Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration 20 hrs Techniques for Watercolor Painting for Botanical Illustration 20 hrs Midpoint Portfolio Review Core II Classes required Botany for Botanical Artists 20 hrs Advanced Watercolor for Botanical Illustration two sessions 20 hrs each Electives Minimum of 80 hours Final Portfolio Review Can be taken at any time during the program Available Courses View the current available schedule of classes for Botanical Illustration View classes Program Details Current hours required Minimum 240 Cost Enrollment is free Classes cost between 10 12 per hour plus materials if provided Advisor Program As an enrollee you are assigned an advisor who is available to guide you and act as a resource while you complete the work that will be reviewed both at the mid point and final reviews Primary Instructors Hazel Buys Juliet Kirby Lorraine Brevig To enroll Complete and submit the GES Botanical Illustration enrollment form For detailed program information requirements and instructor bios view the program brochure or email email protected Want to take a Botanical Illustration course without enrolling in the Certificate Program Enrollment is not required but if you wish to take courses above the beginning level your participation must be pre approved by the instructor Learn more about the

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  • Art in the Garden Classes - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    appreciation for the natural world learn new skills and enjoy the company of like minded artists Use the class title to navigate to a detailed description and to register online View the calendar to explore by date Class Schedule January April 2016 Colored Pencil on Paper January 23 30 February 6 13 Learn the skills and techniques of colored pencil layering blending burnishing embossing under painting using solvents and more through instructor demonstrations and practice Instructor Judy Thomas Making Nature Collages February 6 13 20 27 Use all those bits and pieces picked up on your neighborhood nature walks or that the kids bring you and make a work of art unique to you and your life Instructor Celeste Johnston Drawing Plants March 23 30 April 6 13 Develop your skills in drawing plants and learn to achieve classic elegant dramatic drawings that can be used again and again in other works of art Instructor Celeste Johnston Nature Journaling April 2 Co instructors Lynn Wilson and Susie Kowalik introduce you to nature journaling Learn how to create a journal and how to use the provided supplies How to Draw Stuff in the Garden April 30 May 7 14 For those

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  • Artist Talk: Following in Bartram's Footsteps - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Classroom 1 Kelly Education Center No registration required Free for Garden members included with Garden admission Google Calendar iCal Export Date Sunday February 21 2016 Time 1 00 pm 2 00 pm Event Details Join artist Judy Thomas as she discusses the inspiration she found in the life of John Bartram Bartram was an 18th century Quaker botanist plantsman and farmer who exchanged a lifetime of correspondence with leaders of European science making many contributions about the New World In 2013 Bartram s Garden in Philadelphia organized a juried exhibit of botanical illustrations depicting native North American plants John Bartram and his son William collected Judy presents a brief history of Bartram describes how his life captured her imagination and discusses research she conducted for the piece she successfully submitted to the exhibition and her progress on a work of historical fiction involving Bartram s world in colonial Philadelphia Inclement weather date Sunday February 28 2016 1 pm This talk is offered in conjunction with the biennial exhibit of work by students and instructors in the Garden s Botanical Illustration Certificate program and Art in the Garden series Judy Thomas instructor in Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s Art in the

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/event/artist-talk-bartram/ (2016-02-12)
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