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  • A Mother's Day Tradition - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    be a rainy one and the concert was held in the Education and Library Complex auditorium Despite the torrential downpour we had a wonderful time and decided to make Mother s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden a yearly tradition 2010 Mother s Day Exploring Grace Arents Garden Every year since our families have met at the Garden for the Mother s Day Concert The girls love coming to hear Pop Pop s Band and they spend hours dancing to tunes like Kansas City and Under the Boardwalk Watching them grow up and change each year has been fascinating from those early years where just the excitement of feeling the texture of the grass was thrilling to smelling the peonies as they got a bit older and now having deep big kid conversations about life Mother s Day 2011 Smelling the Peonies in Grace Arents Garden The photos we have captured each year against such a beautiful backdrop of the Garden tell the story of the girls growing friendship and have provided us with such wonderful memories 2012 Mothers Day Dancing under the tent at Bloemendaal I am looking forward to spending May 11 th at the Garden this year with our families We ll purchase lunch from Meriwether Godsey down under the tent at Bloemendaal They have options for the kids as well and beverages to celebrate mom We will eat a lovely lunch while listening to the smooth tunes of Glennroy and Company The girls will have a great time dancing exploring and visiting what a perfect play date We have new additions to our families and it will be so special to continue this Mother s Day tradition with them too 2013 Mother s Day Having fun listening to the music About Megan Compton Megan Compton is

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/a-mothers-day-tradition/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Find the Peacock & More Using the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Map - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    the front desk this time of year is Where s the peacock One family I spoke with told me they didn t want to know they just wanted a clue because it was their family tradition to seek it out each year I don t know if you are a seeker or a planner but if you are a planner you might enjoy looking at the GardenFest Map before your visit You can research where you ll find all your favorite GardenFest creatures so that you don t miss a thing Plus for the first time ever this year you can walk all the way around Lake Sydnor on our new Cherry Tree Walk Also we we ve moved the maze from the Children s Garden to an area just behind the Conservatory Now it s 50 percent larger You ll still find the bonfire and s mores in the Children s Garden but we ve moved it back from the Lake edge closer to Bloemendaal House You won t want to miss the pitcher plants in West Island Garden and the Magnificent Magnolia tulip magnolia tree in Flagler Garden along with shooting stars We d love to see your photos of you in the Man in the Moon photo op too You ll find them all on the map Just click on the image to make it larger or download it from the link above 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Student Teacher Art Show GardenFest Instagram Winners Through the Eyes of a

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/wondering-where-youll-find-the-peacock-at-gardenfest/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Looking Back on 30th Years, a Video Highlighting the Garden & This Year's Dominion GardenFest of Lights - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    celebrate Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden s 30th anniversary this year we look back on how the Garden has developed over the last 3 decades We remember staff and volunteers who have journeyed with us and helped us form the botanical garden we know today This video by former Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator and Garden volunteer Brian Vick highlights a few of those memories along with this year s indoor displays and celebrates this year s Dominion GardenFest of Lights theme A Legacy in Lights 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden Enjoy 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Student Teacher Art Show GardenFest Instagram Winners Through the Eyes of a Child 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

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  • 8 Tips for Visiting Dominion GardenFest of Lights - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    to give you some tips for a great GardenFest visit The closer we get to Christmas the busier GardenFest can be especially on weekends but with a little planning we hope you ll have your best visit yet Arrive early 4 30 p m or later after 8 30 p m to avoid peak times 5 30 8 30 p m Sunset is a magical time to see the Garden during GardenFest Carpool when possible Purchase tickets in advance at the Admissions Desk in the Robins Visitor Center daily 9 a m 10 p m during GardenFest or online or by calling 1 800 594 TIXX ext 8499 Service charges apply for online and phone sales Consider visiting on a weeknight Friday and Saturday nights tend to be busier Dress in layers since GardenFest encompasses both outdoor and indoor elements If gates are closed due to full parking lots check back in 30 minutes Plan on multiple visits to fully enjoy the various exhibits and activities Check the Garden Cafe Specials and plan to dine with us or stay for a treat in one of our two restaurants If planning to dine at the Robins Tea House reservations are helpful The full menu is served 5 8 p m and light bites and desert oh my gosh Hazelnut Butter Cake topped with a sea salt caramel sauce are served 8 9 p m Call 804 262 9887 x 399 for Tea House GardenFest dinners reservations or 804 262 9887 x 329 for daytime reservations 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/8-tips-for-visiting-dominion-gardenfest-of-lights/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Musical Thursdays at Dominion GardenFest of Lights - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    PR Marketing Coordinator Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Acoustic musicians perform festive entertainment in the Lora Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden each Thursday night at Dominion GardenFest of Lights We have some great acts lined up including flute ensembles choirs saxophone quartets and more Here s the full schedule Dec 4 6 7 p m Lisa Thompson and Shari Adams flute duet Dec 4 7 30 8 30 p m Flute Forte flute ensemble Dec 11 6 7 p m Lisa Thompson and Shari Adams flute duet Dec 11 7 30 8 30 p m Lynda Sturman and Shari Adams flute duet Dec 18 6 7 p m Shari Adams and Diane Stone flute duet Dec 18 7 30 8 30 p m Members of the Richmond POPS Clarinet Choir Jan 1 6 7 p m Sax Floyd Avenue saxophone quartet Jan 1 7 30 8 30 p m Richmond POPS Clarinet Choir Jan 8 6 7 p m The Chamber Chicks Jan 8 7 30 8 30 p m Flute Forte flute ensemble 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Student Teacher Art Show GardenFest Instagram Winners Through the Eyes of a Child 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/musical-thursdays-at-dominion-gardenfest-of-lights/ (2016-02-13)
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  • More Sneak Peek Photos of Dominion GardenFest of Lights! - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    nearly here On Friday Nov 28 2014 the day after Thanksgiving we ll illuminate the Garden kicking off the season with a trick bike show by Mike Steidley Plus guests will be able to power this 100 strand 9 foot tall unicorn by simply riding a bike But night after night it s the lights that draw people in in the dark of winter and bring holiday cheer and create new family traditions There s no doubt this year s show A Legacy in Lights 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden is a show stopper The photos can t really capture the light show but they give you an idea of what it s like These photos are from one of my favorite local photographers Sarah Hauser of the Virginia Tourism Corporation Sarah visited GardenFest earlier this week for a media preview and really captured how much work and thought went into the design and crafting of the show What are you most excited to see this year Tulip magnolia and shooting stars Photo by Sarah Hauser Bikes in the ginkgo tree in Grace Arents Garden Photo by Sarah Hauser Conservatory by moonlight Photo by Sarah Hauser Local artist John Meola crafted this pyramid shaped sculpture out of recycled bikes Remind you of a holiday tree Photo by Sarah Hauser 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Student Teacher Art Show GardenFest Instagram Winners Through the Eyes of a Child Don t Miss Out Subscribe to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Posts

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  • New Sculpture Graces Rose Garden During Dominion GardenFest - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    by Senior Horticulturist and GardenFest Coordinator Shannon Smith Local artist John Meola crafted this pyramid shaped sculpture out of recycled bikes and bike parts in the Rose Garden In fact he s just putting the final touches on it now The airplane on top is a pedal powered bike too I can t wait to see it lit at night for Dominion GardenFest of Lights 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 De Lighting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Student Teacher Art Show GardenFest Instagram Winners Through the Eyes of a Child Pingback Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Blog Archive Time Lapse of Holiday Tree Bike Sculpture at Dominion GardenFest of Lights 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

    Original URL path: http://www.lewisginter.org/new-sculpture-graces-rose-garden-during-dominion-gardenfest/ (2016-02-13)
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  • See Historic Richmond Landmarks in Miniature at Dominion GardenFest of Lights - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    bark from River Birch Betula nigra Brickwork leaves from Maidenhair Tree Ginkgo biloba Window sills Rough horsetail Equisetum hyemale Window panes seed pods from money plant Lunaria annua Roof tiles seed heads from Golden Sea Oats Uniola paniculata Trim and detail work leaves from Fan Palm Washingtonia sp Spire detail seed pods from Poppy Papaver somniferum St John s Church 1741 Did you know St John s Church didn t have a steeple in 1741 St John s Church 1741 Address 2401 E Broad St Richmond VA 23223 Architect Unknown St John s Church was the first church built in the city of Richmond and was completed in 1741 The graveyard is the site of the first public cemetery in Richmond Many persons who made contributions to the history of Richmond and Virginia are buried here such as George Wythe signer of the Declaration of Independence and teacher of law to Thomas Jefferson Chief Justice John Marshall and Henry Clay John Page and James Wood Governors of Virginia Elizabeth Arnold Poe mother of Edgar Allan Poe and Dr James McClurg a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 St John s Church became famous when over 100 Virginia colonial leaders including Patrick Henry George Washington Thomas Jefferson Richard Henry Lee and Peyton Randolph met here in March of 1775 for the Second Virginia Convention Patrick Henry s famous Give me Liberty or Give me Death speech was delivered on 23 March 1775 inside the church Henry s timely resolutions passed by a narrow margin and the American Revolution began the following month when shots were fired at Lexington and Concord The church is an active ministry Recreations of Patrick Henry s famous speech are held during the summer months Source St John s Church Foundation Model built by Lesley Madigan Gardener Primary Materials Doors Ipomoea purpurea morning glory flower Siding Chrysalidocarpus lutescans Areca palm leaves Window frames Washingtonia Robusta Mexican Fan Palm Trim around door and top of roof Bamboo leaves Windows Luneria Annua money plant Church doors Colocasia Blue Hawaiian elephant ears Sign Ipomoea purpurea morning glory flowers Main Street Station 1901 foreground Virginia War Memorial Carillion 1932 in back Main Street Station 1901 Address 1520 E Main Street Richmond VA Architect Henry W Wilson John McArthur Harris Howard S Richards Main Street Station marked the crossroads for the then major north south railroad the Seaboard Air Line and one of the principal east west lines the Chesapeake and Ohio The design of the building was by the Philadelphia firm of Wilson Harris and Richards From the day it was opened the station was regarded as one of Richmond s most renowned buildings as well as a prestigious ornament for the city Architecturally Main Street Station ranks as an excellent example of the influence of the French Ecole des Beaux Arts on American building Source Virginia Historic Landmarks Register Lewis Ginter s connection In 1873 Ginter become a major shareholder and director of the Richmond Locomotive Machine Works Though he died in 1897 Ginter was an early adopter and developer of mass transportation including the City of Richmond s first trolley system Model built by Debbie Guckert Garden volunteer Primary Materials Walls Betula Nigra River Birch bark Cortaderia selloana Pampas grass painted Transoms and Clock face Lunaria annua Money Plant seed pods Clock hands Abelmoschus Musk Mallow seed pods Doors Magnolia grandiflora D D Blancher leaves front side Roof Shingles Magnolia grandiflora D D Blancher back side Other ornamentation various seed pods and acorn caps Virginia War Memorial Carillion 1932 Address 1300 Blanton Avenue Richmond VA 23221 Architect Ralph Adams Cram and Frank Ferguson Reflecting the patriotic fervor of the time the Virginia War Memorial Carillon is the sole structure erected by the Commonwealth of Virginia to memorialize the patriotism and valor of the soldiers sailors marines and women from Virginia who served in World War I The concept design and commission of the memorial were highly influenced by public opinion and resulting political acts Although a commission to study a design and site for the memorial was formed as early as 1922 political maneuvering and public campaigns altered the initial design and delayed its dedication until 1932 The building exhibits one of the firm s most opulent examples of the Georgian style which was chosen expressly because the Commonwealth of Virginia is the Great Southern exponent of that noble Colonial architecture which has such distinction and essential American quality Source Virginia Historic Landmarks Register Model built by Laura Lee Folman Children s Education Assistant Primary Materials Carillion Body Pine Lumber Shavings and Redwood Shavings Edging Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass Tower Bell Allium seed head Base at Doorway Bambusa oldhamii Giant Bamboo Stone Carving Uniola paniculata Sea Oats Details Tsuga Canadensis Eastern Hemlock cones Nandian domestica Heavenly Bamboo berries Quercus alba White Oak acorn caps Lagerstroemia Crape myrtle Nelumbo lutea Yellow Lotus seed pod Pinus ponderosa Ponderosa Pine cone scales Lilium formosanum Formosa Lily Xerochrysum bracteatum Straw Flower Papaver oreophilum Poppy Cryptomeria seed cones Hollywood Cemetery Hollywood Cemetery 1849 Address 412 South Cherry Street Richmond VA 23220 Architect John Notman Originally named Mount Vernon Cemetery Hollywood was first planned in 1847 when a group of Richmond business leaders formed a stock company to develop a rural decorated cemetery for their city The charter was not approved until 1856 because so much friction has been engendered by adjoining property owners and others who feared adverse effects from the burying ground By 1860 Hollywood Cemetery was secure in the Richmond scene and was fast becoming the principal and most fashionable burying spot of the city The fascinating array of 19th century tombstones and memorials are an added feature of the Cemetery Hollywood has been the scene of many interments of famous Virginians including President James Monroe Source The Virginia Historic Landmarks Register Lewis Ginter s connection Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place of Lewis Ginter Ginter s elegant and elaborate mausoleum contains three stained glass windows by the firm

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