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  • Garden Map - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    round interest and adjacent accessible daffodil garden Part of the Central Garden 2 Healing Garden A place for spiritual healing and studying medicinal properties of plants Part of the Central Garden 3 Luck Garden An elegant example of a classic early twentieth century Virginia garden Part of the Central Garden 4 Fountain Garden Cooling and refreshing enjoy this dancing fountain and seasonal display inspired by ancient design Part of the Central Garden 5 Conservatory Classical palm house tropical orchid wing themed floral displays Learn more about the Conservatory 6 Louise Cochrane Rose Garden More than 1 800 stunning roses selected for fragrance rebloom and disease resistance Learn more about the Rose Garden 7 Asian Valley Celebrates sacredness of nature with East Asian plants rocks and water cascade Learn more about Asian Valley 8 West Island Garden Wetland garden with focus on native species carnivorous pitcher plants Learn more about the West Island Garden 9 Flagler Garden includes Woodland Walk Winding paths featuring a rich palette of perennials shrubs trees and bulbs Learn more about the Flagler Garden and Woodland Walk 10 Grace Arents Garden Elegant Victorian restoration garden based on its original early 1900s design Learn more about the Grace Arents Garden 11 Lace House Garden 19th century hand carved gazebo offering a quiet resting spot 12 Wildside Walk Foot path through a naturalistic area along the lake edge aquatic fauna 13 Cherry Tree Walk Cherries and other spring flowering trees with four seasons of interest along lake s edge Learn more about the Cherry Tree Walk 14 The Children s Garden Interactive garden where children can explore the wonders of nature Learn more about the Children s Garden 15 Lucy Payne Minor Garden Fantastic view across lake superb collections of daffodils and flowering shrubs Part of the Cherry Tree

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  • Asian Valley - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Employment Contact Us Asian Valley Asian Valley incorporates the spirit of Asian garden design with dramatic tree forms cascading water and the inclusion of boulders as a major design element This garden celebrates the sacredness of nature and provides a place for quiet contemplation Asian Valley displays plants native to Asia which are adaptive to growing conditions in the Mid Atlantic and Southeastern United States In addition to many conifers

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  • Central Garden - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    well as old favorites fill the four quadrants This garden also achieves four season interest through colorful summer blooming perennials attractive fall foliage and interesting woody plants that provide winter interest Four Seasons Garden This walled garden is a classical early twentieth century Arts and Crafts design focusing on the use of indigenous building materials The cobbled walk slows your pace so that you may enjoy the whimsy of the frog fountain Here you will find a focus on bloom and color throughout the year and plants which have attractive form and character even in dormancy Healing Garden The Healing Garden reflects two of mankind s fundamental uses of plants for medicine and healing To the West you will find a small garden whose size and symmetry recall medieval cloister gardens It is designed as a place for spiritual healing through contemplation meditation and reflection To the East the elliptical beds accentuated with an oversized granite mortar and pestle reflect the medicinal significance of plants This garden style is inspired from the 1545 Renaissance Garden in Padua Italy The Healing Garden is a gift from the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs Inc Sunken Garden As you step down into the Sunken Garden you return to second century Rome where ancient urban gardens were designed for cool temperatures the flow of water and a sense of privacy Visitors are surrounded by a dry laid stone wall as a backdrop for an intimate garden experience The dancing waters in the fountain delight the senses with the magnificent sparkling Conservatory rising in the background The Sunken Garden is flanked by two triangle shaped beds that are planted with seasonal crops and changed out twice a year In the spring the beds are filled with bulbs and violas and in the summer there is

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  • Cherry Tree Walk
    nearby gardens Improved walkways and lighting enhancements invite evening strolls Two floating docks invite visitors out onto the surface of the lake to discover aquatic life and new views of the garden The improvements to these walkways plantings lighting and irrigation completed in 2014 were funded by a generous anonymous donor The two floating docks are a gift from garden volunteer Karen Whelan Lucy Payne Minor Garden The Lucy Payne Minor Garden hosts a wide variety of conifers hydrangeas small flowering trees and unusual perennials all favoring the part shade created by towering Loblolly pines Several seating areas offer magnificent views of the lake and one of the Garden s floating docks is located here Philip M Minor originally funded this garden in memory of his wife Lucy Payne Minor Lucy Payne Minor Garden The Lucy Payne Minor Garden is home to one of the Garden s two floating docks Margaret Johanna Streb Conifer Garden With a diverse collection of dwarf conifers the Margaret Johanna Streb Conifer Garden demonstrates how conifers provide structure color and texture in a garden and shows the wide range of forms colors and sizes available to the home owner This area is an official Conifer Reference Garden through the American Conifer Society Also home to a collection of hydrangeas ornamental grasses and spring blooming bulbs this garden is beautiful in every season The lovely gazebo design took architectural inspiration from Bloemendaal House The boulders in this garden provide a stark contrast to the reflective lake Inspired by the Gotelli Collection of dwarf conifers at the U S National Arboretum Jacquie and Ben White provided funding for this garden in honor of Mrs White s mother Margaret Johanna Streb Margaret Johanna Streb Conifer Garden The Margaret Johanna Streb Conifer Garden hosts an array of beautiful colors

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  • Children's Garden
    wheelchairs All can enjoy a wonderful bird s eye view of the lake and surrounding gardens The area s permanent features include International Village Adventure Pathway Leafy Overlook WaterPlay Weird and Contrasting Plants The Jane Quinn Saunders Farm Garden Activity Center The Garden Keeper s Cottage The Garden Cart Investigation Station and Kids Quest plus student workshops camps and family events International Village Adventure Pathway The International Village in the Children s Garden brings the world home through globally inspired architectures cultures and indigenous plants The Adventure Pathway winds among prairie butterfly meadow and evergreen environs while the universally accessible Leafy Overlook and CWDKids Tree House reveal the world from a birds eye view Water Play Spend a day at Water Play in the Children s Garden Open during warm months the area refreshes with cooling fountains and carefree sprays The Jane Quinn Saunders Farm Garden At the Farm Garden children are invited to plant and nurture wholesome fruits and vegetables with several hundred pounds annually donated to the feeding of central Virginia s hungry children Activity Center The Activity Center encourages exploration of animals weather and natural materials in the property s original Carriage House during summer months as the Central Plaza hosts special programs and performances The Garden Keeper s Cottage Children are introduced to gardening concepts at the Garden Keeper s Cottage It is staged for playtime any time and sometimes the Garden Keeper herself makes a visit Investigation Station The Investigation Stations in the Children s Garden combine educational learning opportunities with a fun family atmosphere Kids Quest Experience year round fun in the Children s Garden with our Kids Quest program Families use clever clues and mapping skills to find their way to trees in the Garden Along the way children and their adults are

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  • Rose garden
    and fragrance of nearly 2 000 rose bushes massed in a 9 000 square foot hillside rose garden This is the allure of the Louise Cochrane Rose Garden which in 2008 was tripled in size expanded in variety and elevated to national significance Sensually enchanting the Cochrane Rose Garden entices visitors to pause come close and savor its offerings Its arbors stone arches and pavilions are draped in more than 70 varieties of blooming roses that originated from nurseries in France Italy Germany and England with an emphasis on genetically superior hybrids bred for diseases resistance rebloom and fragrance Environmental responsibility also guided selection so as to reduce the need for fungicides The garden s hillside location which provides natural air movement further minimizes the onset of fungal disease An Array of Colors One unique aspect of the Rose Garden s design is its modulating color scheme The central area is planted in whites and creams with pinks purples and reds graduating in intensity on one side and yellows apricots and oranges graduating in intensity on the opposite A Garden with a View The terraced lawn which tiers downhill from the Conservatory to the Rose Garden provides a spectacular setting for outdoor seating with panoramic views The stone belvedere and its terrace were designed as a public centerpiece for the garden s performing arts programs and serve as a memorable venue for weddings and other private events A Quiet Place to Learn The Rose Garden also serves as an educational resource Professional rosarians and amateurs alike can learn first hand about the hybridizing plant culture and rich history of the genus which for centuries has been recognized as the symbol of love life and devotion Classic and Lasting Beauty As the longest bloomed of flowering plants this dynamic rose collection

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  • Community Kitchen Garden
    Give Volunteer Calendar About Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us Community Kitchen Garden The Community Kitchen Garden uses Integrated Pest Management IPM and annual crop rotation and exhibits organic management practices whenever possible It is a place that showcases a large variety of heirloom vegetable varieties many from Monticello s Center for Historic Plants It has become a great demonstration garden to show our visitors what they can accomplish in their own gardens The Community Kitchen Garden is dedicated to growing fresh produce for FeedMore s Meals on Wheels and Kids Café programs Since 2009 staff and volunteers at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden have harvested and donated over 52 000 pounds of vegetables to FeedMore s Community Kitchen and produced over 45 500 meals for Central Virginia s hungry children and homebound seniors The garden is maintained by a dedicated hardworking group of volunteers including volunteers from HandsOn Greater Richmond and corporate groups from many organizations including Dominion Altria Genworth CarMax R J Reynolds Bon Secours Capital One Kroger and Bank of America and others The Community Kitchen was established with a grant from the The Community Foundation Volunteer in the Garden Check out volunteer opportunities available for

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  • Conservatory - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    plants from around the world in its permanent collection and features beautiful seasonal displays Crowned by a 63 foot tall dome the Conservatory includes a central Palm House housing our palm and cycad collection the semi tropical East Wing features tropical plants including our orchid collection our cacti and succulent collection is on display in the West Wing and the North Wing hosts changing themed displays full of seasonal color and interest including model trains and a holiday tree during Dominion GardenFest of Lights and special exhibitions such as Butterflies LIVE The Conservatory was built through the generous donations of Nancy and Bruce Gottwald Libby and Floyd Gottwald and the Gottwald Foundation The Conservatory was finished in 2003 and dedicated to the memory of their mother Anne Cobb Gottwald Water Lily Pools Flanking the front entrance of the Conservatory the Water Lily Pools house a seasonal display of aquatic plants both native and exotic while the hardy and non hardy water lilies steal the show Ornamental Grass Garden The Ornamental Grass Garden replaced approximately 9 000 square feet of traditional turfgrass with attractive low maintenance native grasses This garden showcases sustainable best practices in one of the most prominent sites at the Garden Once established native grasses gardens require little to no watering and will reduce stormwater runoff by encouraging infiltration of rain water into the local water table These grasses also provide valuable habitat and food for insects birds and larger animals encouraging a more robust local ecosystem Conservatory Interior Step into the Conservatory and step into another world The Central Palm House greets guests with stunning seasonal displays year round Conservatory Interior The Orchid Wing is lush and lovely with more than 200 blooming orchids spread throughout the display In addition it highlights interesting tropical plants and a

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