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    This summer my family was inspired by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s butterfly exhibit to take an extra step with the caterpillars who visit my herb garden this year We decided to remove them from the garden at the point they were large enough to pupate and Read More Jul 18th 2012 Ein Prosit by Kristen Wolenberg Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Intern Last Thursday was my first Flowers After 5 and certainly won t be my last This summer I m a Public Relations intern for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and it has been an amazing experience There is always something going on I attended Flowers After 5 in order Read More Jul 13th 2012 Lacewings to the Rescue Photos text by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Grant Howell head butterfly honcho for the Butterflies LIVE exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was unhappy to see a swarm of yellow aphids attacking a milkweed plant being groomed for the butterfly habitat It wasn t all gloom Read More Jul 10th 2012 A Perfect 10 by Kristen Wolenberg Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Public Relations Marketing Intern As the summer months stretch on you may be looking for something new to do to really enjoy the fact that it s summer There s so much to do at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden In the Garden Café we ve left some spiral notebooks looking for Read More Jun 4th 2012 The Garden Times Online by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s mission is education and our passion is bringing people and plants together to improve our community We hope that Garden Times does just that teaching you something connecting you to plants and inspiring you to visit us As a non profit Read More May 26th 2012 The Butterflies Have Landed Text photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR Marketing Intern When I last visited the Garden I got a sneak preview of Butterflies LIVE Now the exhibit is now open It was amazing to see so many species from around the world in one place I can t wait to go back and Read More May 15th 2012 Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Lepidoptera Photos text by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Yeah from the title you immediately knew this post would be about butterflies Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is installing its 2012 Butterflies LIVE exhibition in the Conservatory The exhibition doesn t start until next week May 25 but Read More May 14th 2012 Getting Ready For Butterflies LIVE Text photos by Garrett McLees Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR Marketing Intern Butterflies LIVE doesn t open until May 25th but today I had a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and get a first look at the arrival of the butterflies None of the butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis yet that made their Read More May

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    Garden s landscape as long as Nature allows so look forward to enjoying Read More May 13th 2011 Patrick Dougherty Speaks about the Meadowmorphosis in a Free Lecture on May 18 Note Over the next few weeks we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow a Meadowmorphosis We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May Read More May 11th 2011 Diamonds in the Rough and Other Adventures with Patrick Dougherty Note Over the next few weeks we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow a Meadowmorphosis We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May Read More May 1st 2011 A Feast for the Senses Fairies a Raucous Parade What More Could You Want Note Over the next few weeks we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow a Meadowmorphosis We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May Read More Apr 21st 2011 The Spring Plant Sale is Just Around the Corner by Brenda Brown PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It s never just another day at the Garden we re always working on another way to help you enjoy plants Wondering what s up next Our annual Spring Plant Sale Our volunteers and staff have been preparing for months growing the plants we ll sell organizing enriching 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 19th 2011 Historic Garden Week Comes to Richmond April 19 21 Garden is Open Late April 21 Historic Garden Week in Virginia is just around the corner We are so excited and we thought it d be nice to give you the inside scoop on the Richmond highlights directly from Suzanne Munson Executive Director of Historic Garden Week Although Historic Garden Week is a statewide event we wanted to draw special attention to Read More Jan 5th 2011 A Pictorial Year in Review at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden by Beth Monroe Public Relations Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The year 2010 was a year of extremes for us here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden the wettest spring the hottest

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    Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Jay our butterfly wrangler over in Lewis Ginter s Conservatory has been busy taking photos of Monarchs mating Monarch eggs and Monarch larvae for the Butterflies LIVE blog If you haven t checked out the blog yet don t miss it He just posted an update on the Read More Aug 2nd 2009 Henrico Harvest Fair Returns by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I thought I d share with you a post from my friends over at the Richmond Food Cooperative I ve never been to the Henrico Harvest Fair but after reading this I m marking my calendar Looks like fun to me It is nearly time again for the Read More Jul 15th 2009 Butterflies LIVE has its own blog by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Our very own butterfly wrangler Jay Forehand has started a Butterflies LIVE blog This is great news since he is living eating and sleeping butterflies OK he s not eating them but you know what I mean Jay has an INCREDIBLE 1 minute movie of a Papilio Read More May 27th 2009 Butterflies and Flowers Making Waves in Richmond a Round up by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The flurry of activity around Butterflies LIVE and the Garden has been incredible these past few days What an incredible way to kick off the summer I d just like to take a few minutes to thank and round up some of the blog posts of Read More May 21st 2009 The Butterflies Are Here The Butterflies Are Here by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wow there is some really exciting stuff going on at the Garden The Rose Garden is in full bloom just in time for a packed house for tonight s Groovin in the Garden concert Old Crow Medicine Show may be the first show of the season Read More May 15th 2009 Butterflies LIVE Featured in the RTD First Butterfly Shipment to Arrive Tomorrow by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We got a really sweet write up in today s Richmond Times Dispatch on Butterflies LIVE that is opening next week May 22nd at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Check it out Butterflies seem to be a hot topic these days Maymont opens their new butterfly trail with a Read More May 12th 2009 No Child Left Inside Restoring Nature to Early Childhood Symposium From Fairies to Frogs My teacher husband wrote a great blog post on the Garden s recent Dinner in the Garden for Teachers that Lewis Ginter hosted as part of our No Child Left Inside Restoring Nature to Early Childhood symposium so I ll let you read about Jane Kirkland our keynote speaker and her wonderfully funny and inspiring story on Read More Mar 21st 2009 Groovin in the Garden Returns to Lewis Ginter by Jonah Holland PR

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  • Timeless Botanical Garden
    s Dominion GardenFest of Lights Her mom Stacy Gregor chimes in and because you ve been coming here since you were a baby Of course the box had to have a representative of Butterflies LIVE in it Gretchen collected symbols of the Garden a postcard of the CWDKids Treehouse from the Garden Shop flower petals a toy butterfly and a flashing blinking necklace to represent GardenFest lights She put it all in a pink box decorated in silk ivy leaves and metallic butterflies Gretchen explains For the time capsule project we had to choose a place in Henrico County My favorite part was creating it because I like coming here I liked collecting all the information about Ginter because this is my favorite place in pretty much in the whole world Did you hear that I can t think of a higher complement If I could bury my time capsule anywhere in Henrico I would bury it in the tunnel under the tree house at Lewis Ginter One reason why I would choose the tunnel is because it is a great secret hiding place her report reads We should note that Gretchen didn t actually bury the box here at the Garden but if she did someone would have an idea of what we are about So how d she do We give her an A Her teacher agrees 100 percent Anyone who opens the time capsule will want to see a map of our Garden in the year 2015 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 Through the Eyes of

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  • Halloween Butterfly
    creativity Step 1 Find a butterfly to base your design on I personally chose to create a female Monarch Danaus plexippus because it s one of my favorite native pollinators and its wings are Halloween colors Step 2 Lay out the cardboard box and draw a set of forewings hindwings and 2 oval pieces for the thorax body Cut along the lines to form the wings and leave about 2 inches of cardboard where the wings will attach to the body Step 3 Once the wings are cut out use your first color of paper orange for a monarch to completely cover the wings using the glue or glue stick Using the second color of paper black for a monarch cut out different patterns to form the design of the wings and glue Cover one side of each of the two oval pieces in your second color black for a monarch Steps 2 through 4 of Monarch costume Step 4 Poke four holes into each thorax measuring about 1 2 inches from the top and bottom Then poke a hole in the tips of each wing piece the excess cardboard Once these holes are made line the holes up so that each wing piece is resting between the two thorax pieces and thread the wire yarn through each hole I secured my wings with a criss cross pattern that mimics the lacing of shoes Add any additions to the wings at this point I added white circles to the edges of the wings to make the wings look more like a Monarch Step 5 Measure and cut approximately 3 feet of wire yarn Thread the yarn through the two loops on the backside of the thorax where you secured your wings Bring the bottom string up to meet the top string and twist twice To create straps take each side of the wire yarn over your shoulders and adjust the length and height Once you find the right fit simply twist the wire around your and cut the excess yarn with the scissors Steps 5 through 7 of monarch costume Step 6 Cut two pieces of wire yarn measuring about a foot each and a third piece measuring about 2 feet Take the 2 foot long pieces and curl one end on each piece Next attach these two pieces to the longer piece by twisting the uncurled ends Now you have antenna Step 7 Take the white felt and cut circles in varying sizes to attach to your clothing Attach these using tape or safety pins to your shirt or dress Step 8 You re all done Enjoy your awesome handmade costume and show it off to friends and family Happy Halloween from the Butterflies LIVE curators About Hilaire Ashworth Hilaire Ashworth is an Assistant Butterfly Curator in the Butterflies LIVE exhibit Here are a few more facts about her Q If you were a butterfly which one would you be A Bat Wing Atrophaneura semperi I love the vibrant

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  • Petal Painting
    venturing out of WaterPlay to explore other inviting and creative spots in the Children s Garden While wandering about several lucky families happened upon Miss Dawn s weekly Drop in and Dig program last week After reading a story in the shade of the crape myrtles they ventured out to pick a sunshiny cosmos flower in the Farm Garden As they carefully placed the flower on a small muslin bag they were encouraged to pound the flower with a wooden block But what are we DOING one little visitor asked We re pounding and painting with petals Miss Dawn replied Sure enough after pounding the petals and dusting away the debris the children began to see the painting they had created with the plant s pigments Mine looks like a butterfly one exclaimed Mine looks like a fish the other said From flower to fish in mere minutes who would ve imagined such a thing The youngest visitors are some of our most enthusiastic artists when pounding petals is involved One thing is for sure pounding and painting with petals always produces a masterpiece Find Miss Dawn and her popular Drop in and Dig activities in the Children s Garden every Wednesday through the end of October You never know what you might learn It s free for Garden members and included with regular Garden admission Cosmos thrive in the summer time sunshine and are some of our favorite petals to use for painting About Kristin Thoroman Kristin is the Early Childhood Program Developer in the Children s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden which she believes is one of the most magical places in Richmond You May Also Like Through the Eyes of a Child Recycle Nature s Bounty by Making Distinctive Papers A Timeless Botanical Garden DIY Fish

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  • Families & Kids
    unfold as families spend un structured time creating masterpieces of art and engineering out Read More May 5th 2014 Weighing in on the Monarchs by Katelyn Katie Coyle Children s Garden Educator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children s Garden has always worked to provide a rich environment that sustains local wildlife This year we are taking things a step further and registered ourselves as an official Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch Visitors to the Children s Garden have always been able to find milkweed Read More Apr 16th 2014 The Power of Good Shrinky Dink Edition By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Check out Daniel Alonso s Shrinky Dink portrait at the HandsOn Greater Richmond Power of Good art show The art show celebrates local volunteers and portraits were done by Tiffany Glass Ferreira s Shrinky Dink Selfie Campaign We are so proud of Daniel and all that he has done for Read More Apr 15th 2014 Global Youth Service Day comes to the Children s Garden By Nicki Youth Programs Developer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This weekend we celebrated Global Youth Service Day by planting kale and lettuce transplants that we started in the Children s Garden greenhouse earlier this year Our Service Learning Program volunteers helped us plant the vegetables in our newly established Youth Volunteer Display Garden This garden consists of hollow log Read More Apr 5th 2014 Growing a Love of Daffodils By Beth Monroe Public Relations and Marketing Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Margaret Ford is on a mission She wants to insure future generations love daffodils as much as she does A long time active member of the Virginia Daffodil Society Margaret is a driving force behind the Junior Artistic Arrangement Show As part of that Read More Mar 13th 2014 Gardening Growing the Next Generation of Gardeners by Lynn Kirk Public Relations Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden reprinted with permission from the Richmond Times Dispatch I m a gardener 6 year old Morgan Veneziano boasted with a big girl smile Morgan earned the prestigious title by helping in her family s Louisa County vegetable garden from the time she learned to walk In recent years she earned something else her Read More Mar 10th 2014 Coming Away Inspired by Madelyn Phillips Volunteer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Last week I got to spend a week at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for a mini mester intern experience I m a student at Trinity Episcopal School which requires that each year every member of the junior class finds and obtains a job in a career or field of interest Read More Jan 28th 2014 Garden Partners with Blue Sky Fund to Provide Programming to 5th 7th Graders by guest blogger Amanda Godbold Payne Blue Sky Fund Editor s Note Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was honored to be a part of Blue Sky s pilot program for 7th grade Explorers program the students participated as part of the Grow Works program that includes

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  • Families & Kids
    Ginter in the Children s Garden Yes I work here but until I followed my 5 year old s kindergarten class around on a field trip I Read More Feb 23rd 2013 Botanical Dye Weaving at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Garden volunteer Judith Towers volunteering today educating about botanical dye and weaving Can you believe that the eucalyptus plant dyes wool this rust color One more thing Judith told me You techies will love this The idea for a computer originally came from a loom Read More Feb 18th 2013 Lindsay Cowles Signature Artist for Cheers to Art by Lindsay Cowles guest blogger Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Cheers to Art Silent art auction fundraiser for Children s Garden is Thursday March 21 at 6 p m Cheers to Art is A chance to buy local art and support the Children s Garden at the same time Admission includes hors d oeuvres beer and wine and live music by Emme St James and Read More Feb 14th 2013 Orchids Galore is for Children Families too by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When most people think of orchids they don t think of something that s kid friendly We re about to change that We want to let Richmond Families know it s not just the Children s Garden that is kid friendly at Lewis Ginter We ve put a whole family focus on Orchids Galore Read More Feb 9th 2013 Cheers to Art Benefits Important Children s Garden Programming by Scott Hornby Development Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden When Loreen Hitch dropped off her kindergarten age son Ethan for his first day of Green Adventures Camp at the Garden little did she realize that she was setting off a chain of events that would lead to an amazing awakening and the liberation of a plucky little Read More Feb 7th 2013 101 Things to Spot in the Garden Through Paper Binoculars Text photos by Kristin Mullen Children s Garden Educator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Have you ever played I Spy in the Garden Some of our youngest guests spent the winter spying amazing animals trees blooms habitats and botanical treasures as part of our preschool Young Buds program As diligent and thoughtful scientists the enthusiastic 3 Read More Feb 3rd 2013 Mushrooms A Super Food by Lynn Kirk Public Relations Writer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Your favorite recipes probably don t call for a cup of roasted fungi or a half cup of sliced decomposers but that s precisely what mushrooms are Whether you ve returned from the farmers market with portabella shiitake oyster or button varieties chances are they re packed with essential nutrients including Read More Jan 16th 2013 Eat Your Greens Broccoli Leaves That is Photos text by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I know this is going to sound crazy But I have two new favorite vegetables and one

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