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Catered Events & Staff Recognition Don Williamson

Holiday Catered Events During GardenFest, corporate meetings and private parties enjoy not only elegantly decorated facilities and scrumptious fare, but also GardenFest of Lights admission! Information at, (804) 262-9887, ext. 224 or 345 or NOTE: Reduced winter rental rates apply to daytime events December–March, and evening events January 10–March.


Staff Recognition Restructuring Readies Garden for the Future In October 2011, William (Bill) King, Jr., president of the Board of Directors, announced that Frank Robinson had assumed the title of president and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. In his new role, Frank’s focus is development activities, long-term planning, partnerships and visioning for the institution. Shane Tippett, formerly the assistant executive director for finance and operations, assumed the role of executive director with responsibility for all daily operations, staffing and financial activity of the Garden.

Congratulations to Garden staff who celebrated service milestones during 2011: 15 Years Patricia Crone

5 Years Mabel Brock Elizabeth Fogel Laura Henley Chi Chi Shaw

Kudos to other staff members who are serving their community through outreach and volunteer activities: Erin Wright, Children’s Garden educator/youth volunteer programs, was appointed to the City of Richmond’s new food policy task force to advise the administration on how to increase access to local and fresh food. Kelly Riley, children’s education coordinator, serves on the Career and Technical Education Advisory Council for the Richmond Technical Center.

Shane Tippett (l) and Frank Robinson (r)

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Garden Times  

Newsletter of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Winter 2011