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  • Albert S. Tanner: A Bicycle Story
    28 1898 where Albert placed third in one event and first in the Club Championship For this he won a handsome silver trophy Could this be the one we were waiting for In other bicycle related news of the day in 1895 Tanner was one of many contributors to a fund to build the Missing Link Track The Missing Link Track ran somewhat parallel to the Boulevard and had a cinder surface designed for cyclists It is hard to know precisely where it was located if it was completed and how long it lasted There is speculation that it was in the area now known as Myers Street Albert S Tanner and his trophy Peggy received a phone call on March 19 from Helen who reported that the loving cup had been found Helen s sister Carol was searching for something in a closet and opened a box and there was Albert s trophy Peggy called me right away but frustratingly we played phone tag for two days Peggy and I were both elated to learn that the cup had been found Peggy polished it so we could read the inscription Now we can match the trophy to the newspaper article Albert S Tanner won the Club Championship and the silver trophy as the first finisher in a one mile dash According to the Richmond Dispatch of May 29 1898 This was a most exciting event and was closely contested by 11 young men Mr Albert Tanner won with Mr Charles R Burnett a few feet behind him while Mr Percy Glinn took third place While these events were sponsored by the Lakeside Wheel Club they took place away from the club on the road running from the Hermitage Road to the Brook Place between Westbrook and Bellevue The inscription on the cup reads Lakeside Wheel Club Bicycle Challenge Cup 1898 Won by A S Tanner May 28 1898 On the bottom C Lumsden Son Richmond VA Helen Tanner 83 and her sister Carol Cover 93 both live at Westminster Canterbury Helen does recall some talk of bicycling but they don t recall seeing a bike at home He was a manager with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company and his cycling days were long behind him by the time the girls were growing up on Park Avenue They know he attended McGuire School then Richmond College for a time 1891 according to the newspaper and that he was a member of the Commonwealth and Westmoreland Clubs He married Ophelia Minor in November 1920 He was born on January 23 1874 and died at age 71 on December 15 1945 Carol Cover left and Helen Tanner right We are so grateful to have this lovely piece of history that Helen and Carol have donated to the Garden It s a tangible connection to the Wheel Club and one of its cyclists and helps fill out the story of the Richmond bicycle craze And it s a beautiful piece of silver

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  • On Being Second - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    flag in the ground at a time when compared to Longwood pretty much all we had was a flag and some ground to stake it in Yet it became a call to action for our community to support the expansion of their community garden a place that resonated with the people of Richmond because we were becoming the garden they wanted and deserved Being top ten is not in the strategic plan we have followed since 2009 and I think it is because we recognized that our focus should stay where it has always been on being second We strive to be second to our community our visitors and our members We want you to be first in our thinking and in our actions We hope to place ourselves second to the aspirations of our neighbors offering our commitment to others as the starting point for all we hope to do We strive to be second to our mission and the planet checking our egos at the door striving to take responsible actions and teach in ways that strengthen the vital relationship between people and plants things that will allow the relationship among people and plants to thrive While being number one is not in our strategic plan today this core value is Hospitality Welcome diverse communities as visitors members volunteers and staff When we think of being second to our community to striving to have our visitors members volunteers and staff reflect our community it is in response to the core value of hospitality And by welcome we mean embrace and celebrate We embrace and celebrate all in our community because we respect and value all in our community as we respect and value the plant world About Shane Tippett Executive Director Shane Tippett s passion for plants was

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  • Arboreal: Recent Works by Hillary Waters - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    art exhibit going up at Ginter Gallery II The first thing that struck me was the movement My walking stirred the air and in turn rippled across an installation of tiny leaves I almost thought the leaves were butterfly wings Upon closer inspection I was amazed to see each one had been carefully cut dried and pinned to the wall with a hand made hanger The art flowed like a mobile on a wall Some of the leaves resembled crab shells others resembled seashells Happily the artist Hillary Waters was still hanging the show when I walked by and I got to ask her the question I was most interested in learning What kind of leaves did she use Ligustrum was her reply It s a very simple shrub with very plain but sturdy leaves which makes it perfect for a project like this You might also know it as privet I filmed a movie for you of the movement but trust me this is one art show you ll want to visit in person To get a sense of the movement you can watch the video below Hillary Waters is a graduate student in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Arboreal Recent Works by Hillary Waters March 7 May 10 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 Winter Interest Inspiration Education Nature Student Teacher Art Show 2015 A Stellar Year 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

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  • More about the Garden
    Ginter Botanical Garden s Development staff in November We mixed things up this time and let Helen and Jennie interview each other They take a pretty good selfie too Take it away ladies Jennie Romero Corporate Gifts Read More Nov 29th 2013 A Change of Course Reflections from Caitlin Puffenberger Former PR Marketing Intern Caitlin Puffenberger recently won a Public Relations Society of America scholarship for an essay she wrote on her work interning here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and how it has s influenced her career choice The Richmond Public Relations Foundation s Supporting PR Stars program annually awards two 1 000 scholarships 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 Nov 9th 2013 Message from the Executive Director Taking Time We witnessed two unexpected events at the Garden this past August yet both were typical of the predictable ebb and surprising flow of our lives within nature Mid month near the Robins Visitors Center our Emmenopterys henryi flowered flashing rare and delicate blooms on a lovely tree that originated in China Two weeks later after another Read More Oct 26th 2013 Meet Denise Gammon Visitor Center Associate by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden If you are a regular at the Garden you know we have an outstanding admissions staff to welcome you to the Garden when you arrive Recently we welcomed a new face to our front line staff Visitors Center Associate Denise Gammon Director of Guest Read More Oct 18th 2013 My Adventures with the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden This summer I was selected to serve on Yelp s Small Business Advisory Council YSBAC representing Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden YSBAC is made up of a very diverse group of business owners from the United States Canada Ireland the United Kingdom and Australia The YSBAC members Read More Oct 11th 2013 Meet Exhibit Coordinator Alex Arzt by Jasmine Kent PR and Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Just this August Alex Arzt arrived in Richmond enrolled into Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and brought her talent to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the exhibit coordinator Ginter Gallery II Alex has established herself in the realm of art with a Read More Jul 30th 2013 Take 5 with Elizabeth Sonifrank Community Kitchen Garden Research Intern by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Acting as the Garden s reporter as I was recently referred to is a really fun job It gives me a reason to ask questions be curious

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  • More about the Garden
    the Garden For some a visit to the Garden is all about the plants For others it s about education or quiet meditation Still others define a great visit by dining al fresco at the Read More Sep 4th 2012 Stocking Stuffers Photos text by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We have a test bed for Sugar Baby watermelons in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden We haven t tried melons before because melons are generally space hogs The vines are sprawling and need elbow room to roam Our test involves Read More Aug 16th 2012 Sharing the Load Photos text by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Load sharing is a relatively contemporary term used to describe server processing distribution in information technology systems and the term also describes voltage demand balancing in electrical power systems In the case of the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden the Read More Jun 9th 2012 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A Trip Down Memory Lane Photos text by guest blogger Kelly Eastman Combs I m never surprised when my kids ask me to take them to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I ve been taking them since they were in a stroller We ve picnicked and picked vegetables in the Children s Garden We ve had field trips and day trips We ve seen the butterflies and Read More May 23rd 2012 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Partners with Greater Richmond ARC by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Greater Richmond ARC s effort to facilitate people with developmental disabilities volunteering in meaningful work is growing and now includes weekly visits to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to work on gardening projects Groups of 10 adults with special needs travel with ARC staffers to Lewis Ginter Read More May 17th 2012 Laura Mulligan Visitor Services Coordinator Earns Tourism Award by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Congratulations to Laura Mulligan Visitor Services Coordinator for earning the 2012 Easy to Love Customer Service Award from the Richmond Metropolitan Convention Visitors Bureau The award recognizes one Richmond Region employee who has shown exceptional commitment and consistently provides high quality customer service beyond the normal Read More May 10th 2012 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Receives 4 star Rating from Charity Navigator by Jonah Holland Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is proud to announce that we have received a coveted 4 star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency Charity Navigator is America s largest and most influential charity rater This is the second time that the Garden has received four out of Read More Apr 15th 2012 Lewis Ginter Library Volunteer Has Big Plans to Help RVA Enjoy Nature by Janet Woody Librarian Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Paul Keefer is a man in a hurry to take a walk A long walk from Rockett s Landing to the western

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  • More about the Garden
    good size of our garden For example one of our tomato Read More Aug 10th 2011 Worth Their Weight in Gold by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator These three volunteers may have set a harvesting record yesterday in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden Within just three hours they collected ten cases of tomatoes and four cases of summer squash We could go through the math of the retail value Read More Jul 28th 2011 The Ginter Geezers by Michelle Smith PR Marketing Intern Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden As I was walking through the Spring Plant Sale a few months back I met a man by the name of Dick Elcock Some of you that have been around the Garden for a while may know him I did not I was telling Read More Jul 27th 2011 Youthful Vigor Handles the Rigor by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Despite the heat we re on a roll in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden The current crop of zucchini yellow squash and tomatoes We had a small section of usable space not yet planted so with the help of the Tyler Read More Jul 24th 2011 Lewis Ginter s Youth Volunteer Program Offers Meaningful Volunteer Experiences by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden The Children s Garden has many fans But some of its biggest supporters don t know about everything that happens in the Children s Garden When you think of the Children s Garden you might think of the accessible to all tree house festivals art projects or toddlers watering plants with Read More Jul 20th 2011 A Joint Effort by Albert Brian Vick Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Another good day in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden CKG Well it really wasn t a day it was a 3 hour work session with more than a dozen volunteers so that s a week of work for one person And one person really can t Read More May 18th 2011 Learning Our Lines by Diana Plasberg Volunteer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 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 Read More May 17th 2011 Some Weekend Leaf Stripping Brings us One Step Closer to Completion 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 16th 2011 Many Hands Make Great Work on the Stick

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  • More about the Garden
    Childhood Program Developer This week I d like to introduce you to another new staff member Donna Reynolds the Garden s Assistant Facility Events Coordinator As the Assistant Facility Events Coordinator Read More Dec 17th 2010 Kristin Mullen Thoroman Joins Staff by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden We recently added a staff member to the Children s Garden her name is Kristin Mullen Update Kristin was married in 2015 and now goes by Kristin Thoroman Kristin started as Early Childhood Program Developer earlier this month after relocating to Richmond Since our Children s Read More Sep 30th 2010 Look for Enhancements to Lewis Ginter s Central Garden West Island Garden by Frank Robinson Executive Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden One of the best things about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is that we just get better and better In early 2011 expect some major enhancements to the Central Garden CG between the Robins Visitors Center top of photo and the Conservatory bottom of photo The proportions Read More Sep 16th 2010 Where are You Life Stages of a Gardener By Beth Monroe Public Relations and Marketing Director Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden It s Plant Sale time at the Garden again I just came back from the employee volunteer pre sale and it occurs to me how my buying habits have changed in a dozen years as a Garden employee These fluctuations are based largely on life events Read More Aug 17th 2010 Leaves from the Library Hot time for the Garden by Jane Hockaday library volunteer Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Mother Nature seems to have opened a spa in Richmond this summer and a glance at a weather map suggests she has extended it to most of the country Every few days she throws another dipper or two of water on the stones to add extra Read More Jun 16th 2010 Flora Holland 100 Years of Horticulture by Melissa Miller Stewardship Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden I am very fortunate to be traveling by coach from Amsterdam to Maastricht in the Netherlands or Holland as we often call it Though we ve been in the country for 3 full days I am just now able to take time to log some of our Read More May 13th 2010 Garden Shop Talk Willow Branches Add Light Whimsy by Brenda Bartges Buyer Garden Shop Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden A new supply of lighted willow branch stems has arrived at the Garden Shop Choose either the long or short stem branches put them in your favorite vase add some beautiful flowers and plug in Easy quick instant beauty Get ready for the compliments and Read More Apr 1st 2010 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Celebrates Grace Arents With Historic Marker by Jonah Holland PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden About a year and a half ago I was interviewed for a job here at the Garden to help promote the Garden s 25th Anniversary in 2009 On that day I

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  • Richmond Cycling Corps, RABA + CVNLA Add Trees to Armstong High School Bike Park - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    High School in Fairfield Court public housing into the Armstrong High School Bike Park a 1 5 mile trail with 22 skills features Now they are bringing beauty and shade to the nation s first and only inner city mountain bike park a point of entry into mountain biking for inner city area youth and Richmond Public School students What I ve learned is that this project is truly a grass roots community effort from those with a love of cycling youth and of course TREES CVNLA vice president and Colesville Nursery Tree Buyer Warner Winthrop explained that he got involved because he s been a mountain biker for years I was pretty excited to hear that there is a high school mountain bike team in the city of Richmond He says he s really pleased most of all to see how well everything is coming together There are always complications when you take on a project like this and the one at the top of his mind was getting water to the trees after they are planted Renew Richmond is bringing 10 Armstrong High School students to help with the planting and the hope is that they will be able to help water the trees this summer when they will need it most Want to help Join in the tree planting effort on Saturday February 21 9 a m CVNLA welcomes other volunteers to join the work party If you d like to learn more contact warner at colesvillenursery com or call 804 798 5472 ex 104 Matt Crane Director of Development for RCC says The field where the park sits was once home to little more than a rusted and broken solitary football goal post Now there is a totally unique resource for the community where youth can ride mountain bikes after school and on the weekends The community where the bike park sits has nothing close to this kind of resource and it is extremely significant that these Richmond organizations have pulled together to help Richmond Cycling Corps develop the bike park and the area surrounding Armstrong High School The planting of trees will go a long way toward making this space a green area the community can really enjoy and be proud of Upkeep of the park will be overseen by RCC staff along with youth from Armstrong High School Richmond Cycling Corps is currently fundraising to hire a full time staff member to work with youth and oversee maintenance of the park The tree planting at Armstrong Bike park is just one example of how Richmonders are working to create a more Beautiful RVA If you d like to learn more about greening the community be sure to attend our next meeting Thursday February 26 5 7 p m at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we unpack our work in progress Community Greening ToolKit Please note this is not a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden event but we think it s cool so we are sharing

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