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Don Williamson

WINTER 2013

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“A Natural Love Affair”

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Don Williamson

November 29–January 13

This year’s Dominion GardenFest explores the beauty and bounty of our natural world…

SCOTT ELMQUIST

Celebrate all that you love about the natural world with the ones you love at this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights—one of central Virginia’s favorite holiday-season traditions!

Dominion GardenFest of Lights delights all ages with the region’s ultimate holiday adventure!

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This year • Meander through a swallowtail caterpillar tunnel and pass by the beautiful butterfly it becomes. • E xperience a magical change of seasons among the exhibits and gardens. • Discover larger-than-life lightning bugs, bees, and native flowers that illumine your path. • Watch butterflies flutter over a magical train landscape as woodland creatures go about their day. Inspired by the children’s book The Wind in the Willows. • See the Cottage transformed into a cabin filled with a naturalist’s beloved collections. Inspired by the children’s book Mossy. Returning this year • Enjoy Children’s Garden favorites: the childfriendly maze, Tacky Light House, Bling House, and s’more toasting (by purchase) at the firepit. • Admire exquisitely crafted botanical decor and themed holiday trees. • Savor dining delights, and stock up on unique gifts and decor. • Take a GardenFest tour, register for a holiday workshop, and more. Details on pages 4–7 and at http://bit.ly/GardenFest.

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* Free for members and included with Garden admission

Winter Symposium & 45th Annual CVNLA Short Course “Sublime + Sustainable: Horticultural Artistry in Action” 12–14.......................................8AM–4PM Details page 10.

Ikebana of Richmond Ellen Gordon Allen Annual Lecture & Demonstration Thursday, 14.................................10AM Details page 10.

Ginter in the Morning Select Tuesdays................. 10–11AM N  ov. 5: Organic gardening in the Children’s Garden Dec. 3: Orchids in the greenhouse Knowledgeable Garden Guide takes adults for a behind-the-scenes chat with horticulturists for various areas. Pre-registration required at lewisginter.org. Free/Member; $15/Non-Member.

november Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers Fair Host Site: THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER AT GLEN ALLEN Thursday, 7.................................5–9PM Member Night Friday, 8 & Saturday, 9.....9:30AM–5PM Shoppers Fair Area museum gift shops sell their wares & LGBG showcases Austrian hand-painted egg ornaments with personalization available. Proceeds benefit participating nonprofits, including LGBG.

Valentine’s Dining Friday, 14 LUNCH................................11:30AM–2:30PM DINNER..........................................5–8PM Includes Garden admission. Conservatory open until 8PM. Reservations taken starting Jan. 3: (804) 262-9887, ext. 329.

Champagne ‘n’ Shopping Thursday, 21...............................5–8PM Pre-holiday shopping event with complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider, live music, & door prizes. Featuring Pirose scarves modeled by Garden volunteers & new signature item: exquisite ginkgo jewelry crafted exclusively for LGBG (details page 12). Member discount on purchases.

march March Madness Daily, 1–31 A month of specials! 15% member discount in the Garden Shop, Cafe, & Tea House.

Garden Closed for Holiday

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“Orchids Galore!”* Daily, March 1–April 20................9AM–5PM Conservatory Magnificent orchids dazzle with beauty, color, fragrance.

Cap off your visit in the Tea House, where meals are sumptuous and autumnal views are breathtaking. Open Wednesdays–Sundays, 11:30AM–2:30PM. See page 7 for GardenFest hours.

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Friday, 8.......................................5–9PM Garden Shop & Lakeside merchants stay open late for holiday shopping. Free trolleys.

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See pages 4–5 for GardenFest Calendar. See page 10 for Education Calendar.

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December 14 & 2ND FRIDAY EVERY OTHER MONTH..... 11AM–NOON Education and Library Complex, Library Reading Room Reading enthusiasts discuss groupselected books. For information email library@lewisginter.org. Garden membership encouraged but not required.

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Botanical Book Club

Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue

“Natural Connections: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning” 28–29 Details page 10.


Message from the Director Staff Recognition Congratulations to Garden staff who celebrated service milestones during 2013: 15 Years Beth Monroe 10 Years Laura Lee Folman Heather Pearce 5 Years Justin Brown Katelyn Coyle

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Jonah Holland

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 of the many evening rain showers so common this past summer, horticulturists in the Grace Arents Garden discovered a large, heavy-laden branch of the historic Ginkgo broken off ten feet from the trunk, and laid across a lower branch like a broom leaning in a corner of the kitchen. For those of us privileged to visit gardens as well as work in them, memorable moments over the course of a year, both pleasant and sad, are woven together with green shoots and dormant trees, burgeoning vegetables and turning leaves. We are allowed to bathe in the tempo of the seasons in deep and moving ways. This year we have been taking time to celebrate our natural love affair with the wondrous world represented in this beautiful garden. Just like our relations with the earth, memorable moments in our lives with each other— with those we love and those we live near—slip easily into our hands with the seasons, like familiar tools in April or smooth buckeyes come September. One volunteer meets another with the touching phrase, “What is your volunteer home?” Another volunteer spends an afternoon transforming unyielding rebar and balky light strings into magical fairy flowers and asks, “When do we get to come back?” The hiccupping laugh of a butterfly-chasing toddler is punctuated by his older sister’s stamping foot as she asks her parents the very same question, “When do we get to come back?” Our love affair with nature is the theme at the heart of this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights, and it is the ever-present theme of all our days as sun follows moon, season follows season. The nights grow longer now, and we move closer to one another, drawing warmth in fellowship as the winter sun arcs lower across the sky. In this season, where is the community that draws you? Where is your home? We hope in part, that it is here. If so, is there a sweeter question, with equal parts joy and longing, than, “When do we get to come back?”

Shane Tippett Executive Director

Seth Roadman Lisa Shiffert Jay Toro Orelia Tyler Congratulations to PR and Marketing Coordinator Jonah Holland who was appointed to the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council.

editor’s box The Garden Times newsletter is mailed three times a year to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden members. Volume XXVIII, Number 3 chief executive officer Frank Robinson executive director Shane Tippett newsletter editor Lynn Kirk special thanks LGBG staff for editorial assistance design Elevation

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Nightly, through Jan. 13......... 5–10PM Presenting Sponsor: Dominion.

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Children’s GardenFest Adventures

Nightly through Jan. 13.........5–10PM Presenting Sponsor: Dominion. Scott ElmQuist

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Post this schedule for quick reference or visit lewisginter.org.

Nightly, Nov. 29–Jan. 13........... 5–10PM Children’s Garden Fanciful characters, challenging maze, sky-high views from the CWDKids Tree House, & s’more toasting at the firepit (by purchase, weather permitting). Warm beverages & light snacks from Espresso-A-Go-Go (by purchase).

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Annie Hickman

Merry Mondays

with GardenKeeper.................. Till 6:30PM Entertainment by “Annie Hickman’s Rainforest Creature Costumes.”* G  ardenFest admission required. P resenting Sponsor: Dominion. *Note: The costumed characters featured during the Illumination event (only) are fanciful, larger-than-life insects that may seem realistic to very young children.

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 ominion GardenFest D Illumination F riday, 29 D  oors open.........................................5PM Illumination ceremony

Bling House Nights of 29, 30...............................5–9:30PM Children’s Garden Greenhouse “Bling” in the holidays with LED light-up necklaces, rings, wands, & souvenirs galore (by purchase).

Children’s GardenFest Adventures Nightly through Jan. 13.........5–10PM See November listing for details.

FREE Member Nights Monday–Wednesday, 2–4............5–10PM

Exclusive member benefit (these dates only). Free admission & access to the Bloemendaal House, festooned as an early 19th-century holiday showcase with exquisitely handcrafted botanical decorations, antiques, & memorabilia. Live music 6–7:30PM. Members may buy up to 4 extra tickets at member pricing (valid that Member Night only).

Mondays, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.............. 5–8PM Education and Library Complex, Library Reading Room Charming storybook Mossy read fireside by the GardenKeeper with visits by Butterfly Fairy (Mondays, 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30PM). “Santa sightings” in the Conservatory (Mondays, 6–8PM through Dec. 17). GardenFest admission required.

Bling House Nights of 2–4; 6–7; 13–23; 26–31..............................5–9:30PM Children’s Garden Greenhouse See November listing for details.

Caroling Tuesdays Tuesdays, 3, 10, 17, 31............ 6:30–8PM Various Garden Locations “Four in the Morning Quartet” performs & invites guests to join the caroling. Closed Dec. 24.


“Rain or Shine” event, closed only for extreme inclement weather and December 24 & 25.

Nightly, Nov. 29, 2013–Jan. 13, 2014 5–10PM, Closed Dec. 24 & 25 Experience the beauty and bounty of “A Natural Love Affair”—a half-million holiday lights, model trains, holiday meals, family activities, Santa with friends, Don Williamson

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Presenting Sponsor: Dominion.

Crafty Wednesdays Wednesdays, 4, 11, 18................. 5–8PM

Education & Library Complex, Classroom 1 (across from trains) Make a wildlife ornament for your garden & perhaps a second one to leave for the Children’s Garden Wildlife Tree. Closed Dec. 25.

Musical Thursdays Thursdays, 5, 12, 19, 26 ................................6–7PM & 7:30–8:30PM

Education & Library Complex, Lora M. Robins Library Acoustic musicians provide festive entertainment.

Saturday Brunch with Santa

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Saturdays, 7, 14, 21 FULL Seatings.............................. 10AM & 1PM Education & Library Complex, Auditorium Reservations required. Details page 7. Presenting Sponsor: Meriwether Godsey.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights

Musical Thursdays Thursdays, 2, 9 See December listing for details.

Nightly through Jan. 13......... 5–10PM Presenting Sponsor: Dominion.

Tuesday, 7................................. 6–7:30PM See December listing for details.

Sunday, 15.........................................4PM Education & Library Complex, Auditorium Special performance for visitors’ enjoyment. Included with regular GardenFest admission.

Crafty Wednesdays Wednesday, 8............................... 5–8PM No crafts Jan. 1. See December listing for details.

GardenFest Dinner with Santa

GardenFest for Fidos

GardenFest for Fidos Thursday, 5................................ 5–10PM Holiday strolls with fido & friends. Pet must be leashed. GardenFest admission required. Suggested $2 pet admission benefits Richmond SPCA.

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic TUESDAY, 31 (only)........................ 2–5PM Education & Library Complex

Jive with the “Ululating Mummies,” take photos with the GardenKeeper & Butterfly Fairy, make a party hat, & “Roll in the New Year” with the annual hillside tumble (weather permitting). Free for members; included with regular admission. Attendees already in the Garden may stay for GardenFest at no additional charge.

THURSDAY, 9................................ 5–10PM See December listing for details.

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MONday–Thursday, 16–19 (only) ............................................ 5:30–7:30PM Education & Library Complex, Auditorium Reservations required. Details page 7.

Tuesday–WEDNESDAY, 24–25

Mondays, 6, 13............................. 5–8PM See December listing for details.

Caroling Tuesdays

Greater Richmond Children’s Choir

Garden Closed for Holiday

Merry Mondays

Children’s GardenFest Adventures Nightly through Jan. 13......... 5–10PM See November listing for details.

MONDAY, 13...................................5–10PM See December listing for details.

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GardenFest at a Glance Exhibits

Railroad Exhibit Conservatory, North Wing Train winds through a storybook village where woodland creatures go about their daily chores. Inspired by The Wind in the Willows, authored by Kenneth Grahame.

The beloved children’s book Mossy is available for purchase in the Garden Shop as a GardenFest memento.

Don Williamson

Penguin young readers

Holiday Tree Conservatory, North Wing Dramatic 20-foot golden tree, dripping with honey-like glass, celebrates the birds, bees, and flora of all seasons. Ideal backdrop for family photos!

Woodland Wonders Conservatory, Cottage Wing Cozy cabin displays a naturalist’s beloved collections. Inspired by Mossy, authored by Jan Brett.

Railroad Exhibit Education & Library Complex, Classroom 2 All aboard! Model trains for your viewing pleasure. Special thanks to the Virginia Train Collectors (VTC) whose focus is O, S, G, and HO gauge toy trains manufactured from 1920 to present. Contact John Exley, (804) 746-1946 or vatraincollectors.com. Jonah Holland

Nature’s Treasures and Terrariums Education & Library Complex, Lora M. Robins Library Fascinating collections of natural objects and miniature landscapes with a show-stopping centerpiece: 14-foot tree naturally adorned with flowers, dragonflies, and bustling pollinators.

— Kelly Riley, Children’s Education Manager

Holiday Trees Education & Library Complex, Corridor Intriguing, nature-inspired ornaments crafted by local students. Collaboration with Henrico County Public Schools art educators.

“Ginter In Winter” Education & Library Complex, Ginter Gallery II Panel display features winter Garden highlights.

Guided Group Tours

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“The work of these young artists is bright, bold, and uninhibited, warming the hearts of all who pass by.”

GardenFest of Lights Early Bird Tour DEC. 5–Jan. 12, 4PM by reservation Knowledgeable Garden Guides lead your private group of 15 to 40 adults in early-evening exploration of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. As darkness falls, your “early bird” access reveals the region’s most magical light show as it glows bright! For tour only, call (804) 262-9887, ext. 322. For tour with group dining (begins 4:30PM), contact Facility Events at ext. 345 or 224. Tours start at the Robins Visitors Center. $.

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GardenFest “Sneak Peeks” are now available Select Tuesdays, dec. 10, 17, 31, and jan. 7, 4:15PM Knowledgeable Garden Guides offer one-hour guided tours for adult guests at 4:15PM for the first 15 paid participants. See all the major indoor decorations, train exhibits, and light displays while the day lingers. Revisit your favorites when darkness lets the illuminations glow brightly. $2/person in addition to your GardenFest ticket. Walk-up registration available at the Admissions desk when you arrive.


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“A Natural Love Affair” Holiday Dining

Garden Shop

...as delightful and diverse as GardenFest...

Through Nov. 27 M on.–Sat..................... 10AM–5PM Sun.............................. Noon–5PM

Nov. 29, 2013–Jan. 13 Mon.–Sat....................10AM–10PM Sun............................ Noon–10PM

Charming boutique for distinctive holiday decorations and gifts, including outstanding inventory of children’s favorites! Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 24 & 25 for holidays. Closed Jan. 14–23 for annual inventory. Details page 12.

GARDEN CAFE Casual, inviting setting with home-style soups, salad bar, and sandwiches. Regular hours Daily, 10AM–4PM Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 8–13. GardenFest of Lights Lunch and Dinner Daily, 10AM–8:30PM, including New Year’s Eve Hot food until 8PM. Grab-and-go, snacks, and drinks until 8:30PM. Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 8–13.

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Enjoy a memorable holiday adventure at an exceptional value! Purchase GardenFest tickets at Admissions, online at lewisginter.org, or call 1-800-594-TIXX. Membership information required for member pricing. Tickets ordered online and by phone incur nominal service charge with pickup at “Will Call” in the Visitors Center. Adult...............................................................................................$11 Senior.............................................................................................$10 Member.............................................................................................$6 Child (ages 3–12)..............................................................................$7 Child on Membership (ages 3–18)...................................................$4 Child (under age 3)......................................................................FREE Member on Member Nights.........................................................FREE

What’s inside is just as awesome as what’s outside!

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TEA HOUSE Exceptional fare complemented by fine wines. Lunch: Wed.–Sun., 11:30AM–2:30PM Closed for lunch Mon.–Tues. and Dec. 7, 14, 21 (only). Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 1–31. GardenFest of Lights Dinner: Daily, 5–8PM, including New Year’s Eve Meals till 8PM; light fare & dessert 8-9PM Reservations strongly suggested: (804) 262-9887, ext. 329. Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 1–31. GardenFest admission required.

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 asily purchased, warmly received! E Gift Certificates for membership or specific monetary denominations are sold in the Garden Shop and at Admissions. Why not stock up before the holiday rush?

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GardenFest Dinner with Santa Monday–Thursday, dec. 16–19 Education & Library Complex, Auditorium 5:30–7:30PM Family-friendly dining for groups of any size, featuring Santa’s visit. Menu and package pricing posted on GardenFest page at lewisginter.org. Limited seating; reservations required: (804) 262-9887, ext. 345 or 224 (reservations began Aug. 1). Includes GardenFest admission. Cameras welcome.

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Saturday Brunch with Santa Saturdays, dec. 7, 14, 21 Education & Library Complex, FULL Auditorium Seatings at 10AM & 1PM Holiday brunch with kid-friendly favorites and opportunity to share “wish lists” with Santa. Limited seating; reservations required: (804) 262-9887, ext. 329 (reservations began Oct. 1). Includes Garden admission. Cameras welcome. Presenting Sponsor: Meriwether Godsey.

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GardenFest Dinner for Groups Sundays–Tuesdays, DEC. 1–Jan. 13 Robins Room (semi-private) Seatings at 5:30 & 7:30PM Delightful holiday dining option for groups of 15 people or more. Menu and package pricing posted on GardenFest page at lewisginter.org. Limited seating; reservations required: (804) 262-9887, ext. 345 or 224. Includes GardenFest admission.

Holiday Catered Events Don’t Delay! Holiday facility rentals serve up sumptuous food and outstanding service, plus free tickets for Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Space books quickly, so reserve now at lewisginter.org, (804) 262-9887, ext. 224 or 345, or facilityevents@lewisginter.org.

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Overwintering Non-Hardy Tropicals Tips from Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture At the Garden, we use many tropical plants to enhance our displays. We especially love canna lilies, non-hardy bananas, and elephant ears (Alocasia and Colocasia). Although these plants aren’t hardy in our area, they can easily be overwintered for use in garden beds next year. Just before first frost, dig the plants with a garden spade and shake any loose soil off the roots. Cut off all leaves at the base of the petiole (leaf stem). Place the plant in a cool, dry place on top of newspaper, either hanging upside down or tilted at an angle (roots at the highest point) to dry out for a few weeks. We use an empty bench in our hoop house, but a garage would work well. Then simply store them in a dry, dark, temperature-controlled location, such as a basement or cool closet. Watering isn’t necessary over the winter. In the spring, after the last frost, pot up the plants in containers with good potting soil and water sparingly. Once they start to sprout new leaves and their new roots have filled the pot, they can be transplanted to your garden beds or used as a dramatic centerpiece for mixed containers.

Lynn Kirk

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Experience “A Natural Love Affair” while exploring autumnal wonders.

one of the Garden’s founders, meets at LGBG the first Monday of the month,

Oct.–Nov. and Feb.–Apr. Visitors welcome. Contact Norie Burnet, (804) 272-2663.

Recycle Tips Repurposing manmade and natural elements Plastics and garden props: With a little creativity, you can easily repurpose throwaways into inexpensive and unique holiday light decorations. For example, Garden staff and volunteers “bloomed” new life into plastic bottles and milk jugs by transforming them into lighted flower and insect forms for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights. They also morphed tomato cages and baskets into “mushrooms” by turning them upside down, covering, and lighting them from within. Leaves: Save those leaves! Shredded oak leaves make terrific, no-cost winter mulch. When lightly applied to the base of plants and trees, the shredded mulch creates air pockets that act as insulation, helping protect plants against freezing and thawing cycles while also retaining moisture. After applying the mulch, use leaf blowers sparingly since the organic matter can be blown off the soil surface. The following spring, the retained mulch layer can be worked into the soil as an amendment. Notes: Leaves from red, silver, and sugar maples are less preferable because they tend to compact tightly and hold too much moisture around the crowns of perennials.


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Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba A living fossil

Dragon’s Eye Japanese Red Pine Pinus densiflora ‘Oculus Draconis’ Ornamentally significant needles

Hellebore Helleborus Deer and vole resistant

Bromeliad Member of pineapple family

“I really love coming here (to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden). It doesn’t matter if you come in the winter or the spring, there is always something to see or do...a great place to spend the day outdoors, with family (even little ones), or a date.”

The Community Kitchen Garden reports another robust harvest, with more than 5,000 pounds of nutritious (and delicious!) produce donated year-to-date for FeedMore’s hunger-relief effort.

Albert Brian Vick

— Excerpt from Yelp, July 2013

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Education Adult Education Classes

WORKSHOP “Jump start your school garden” (PK–5th) Friday, Jan. 17....................8AM–1PM Presented by Agriculture in the Classroom. 10

VCU Partnership

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Since January 2006, the Garden has benefitted from an exceptional arrangement with the VCU Graduate School that places an outstanding graduate candidate in a two-year paid graduate assistantship, as the Garden’s exhibit coordinator. The exhibit coordinator is responsible for planning, presenting, interpreting, and evaluating art exhibits displayed in Ginter Gallery II in the Education and Library Complex. Welcome to Exhibit Coordinator Alexandra (Alex) Arzt, who is pursuing her MFA in Photography. Alex received her BA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, and has worked in NYC at the Yossi Milo Gallery and the Tompkins Projects.

Ikebana of Richmond Ellen Gordon Allen Annual Lecture and Demonstration Thursday, Nov. 14 ....................10AM Celebrate the art of Japanese flower arranging; featuring Soho Sakai. Information at ikebanaofrichmondva.org or (804) 537-5081. $20/purchase before Nov. 2; $25/purchase at door.

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EDUCATORS’ CONFERENCE “Natural Connections: Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning” March 28–29......................8AM–3PM 8 hours professional development points per day Two-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for Pre K–6th grade educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers. Join your colleagues for inspiring opportunities to make natural connections using an interdisciplinary approach for teaching. Presenters model ways to mingle the standards for authentic learning using science, social studies, language arts, and math. Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Region I, with additional support by the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement, Virginia Resource Use Education Council, and the MathScience Innovation Center.

Dueling Designers Do Holiday Designs Thursday, Nov. 21 ......................................................................... 11:30AM–1:30PM Richmond-renowned designers David Pippin and Al Brockwell take “whatever the Garden throws them” to execute arrangements suitable for the holidays. Gather ideas, learn why they choose materials, and how they prepare them. Following a light lunch, a drawing determines who takes home a demonstrated arrangement. Some containers not included. $45/Member; $56/Non-Member. Everlasting Wreath Workshop Wednesday, DEC. 4 ............................. ...............................................10AM–NOON “Where DID you get that wreath?!” Lewis Ginter of course! Create front door excitement as we supply a 24-inch artificial mixed-pine wreath, sensational silk stems, unique ornaments, elegant ribbon, and glue gun—all you bring is creativity! Class includes light refreshments and discount coupon for same-day use in the Garden Shop. $50/Member; $61/Non-Member. Making Fairy Houses Saturday, Dec.7 .........8:30–11:30AM FULL Adults and Children Saturday, Dec. 7.........12:30–3:30PM Adults and Children

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Visit lewisginter.org > Adult Education for details.

The Garden’s Adult Education Course Catalog for January–April 2014 will be mailed to member households and published as a “Style Weekly” insert on December 4, 2013. Programs subject to change. Details, fees, and registration at http://bit.ly/LGBGeducation; (804) 262-9887, ext. 322; or registrar@lewisginter.org. A sampling of upcoming highlights follows.

Saturday, Dec. 14.......8:30–11:30AM Adults only Craft a whimsical fairy house using dried natural materials and hot glue guns. Guided by horticulturist Shannon Smith, experienced staff, and volunteers. $50/Member; $61/Non-Member per adult/child group.

Winter Symposium and 45th Annual CVNLA Short Course “Sublime + Sustainable: Horticultural Artistry in Action” Feb. 12–14.............................................................................................. 8AM–4PM Massey Conference Center The artistry of beautiful place-making within a framework of sustainability, with continuing education hours for green business owners and their staffs, landscape architects and designers, Master Gardeners, and seasoned home gardeners. Seminar, networking, book sales, and signings. Friday is devoted to Pesticide Applicator Recertification in categories 3A, 3B, 8, 10, 60. Visit lewisginter.org for guest presenters and details. $55/day includes continental breakfast, lunch, and sessions. Net proceeds help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers. Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Mark Gormel

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Development Special thanks to the 2013 Splendor Under Glass sponsors: Presenting Bon Secours Virginia Health System

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Contributing Capital One Bank CapTech MeadWestvaco Sponsoring BB&T Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Hourigan Construction McGuireWoods NewMarket Corporation Patient First Wells Fargo

Splendor Under Glass: “Entwined” Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Splendor Under Glass fundraiser is an invitation-only, black tie gala that continues to be a premier Richmond event year after year. The theme for the November 23, 2013, event is “Entwined,” and the evening will highlight nature in support of Lewis Ginter’s core mission to enlighten, inspire, and educate us about the world of plants, and our ever-vital role in stewardship and preservation. The evening will honor Ann Lee Saunders Brown (Mrs. Charles L. Brown), whose long-standing love for the Garden is legendary. This very special event is a great way to support and celebrate the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Splendor Under Glass 2013 is presented by Bon Secours Virginia Health System.

We extend a sincere thanks to all our volunteers who make possible the Dominion GardenFest of Lights! Pictured is Betty Woo, chair of the Bloemendaal Council, with her head in the clouds.

Jeannie Waltman

A to You: Supporting healthy lifestyles We love growing things at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, including benefits for our members! That’s why we partnered with Nudge, a local company, to give members a fun and positive way to live healthier. Nudge is a free app that can be used on a mobile device or personal computer to track healthy lifestyle choices. This limited-time offer is available exclusively for Garden members through August 31, 2014. It is optional, and participation can stop at any time. For questions or to request the Promo Code, please contact the Garden Membership Office at membership@lewisginter.org or (804) 262-9887, ext. 338.

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Permit 520 Richmond, VA

Don Williamson

1800 lakeside avenue richmond va, 23228-4700 (804) 262-9887 www.lewisginter.org

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

GARDEN SHOP Discover a distinctive and delightful array of seasonal decor, gardening resources, children’s playthings, and holiday gifts…plus these featured items: New!

New!

Ginkgo Leaf Jewelry Leaves from our ginkgo tree, one of the oldest forms of flora, are collected from the grounds of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and beautifully encased in copper. These signature pins and pendants are custom crafted by Nature’s Creations. Pirose Scarves Exquisite scarves flexibly and fashionably expand your wardrobe’s potential. Designed with a bias cut for multiple applications, these accessories are handcrafted in soft florals to geometric prints.

Beth MonRoe

Ornamental Eggs Danish ornamental eggs, hand-painted in Austria, are treasured as gifts and collectibles.

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These offerings—along with free parking, personal service, and a valuable member discount—make the Garden Shop ideal for holiday shopping!

See page 7 for holiday hours and gift certificate information.


2013 Winter GardenTimes featuring Dominion GardenFest of Lights