Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

A few weeks ago, I visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA.

The mission of LGBG is:  "Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden enlightens and inspires its constituents through its outstanding botanical collections, horticultural displays and landscape design. We engage our constituents with the natural world through interpretation, programs, educational resources and outreach. We advocate for sustainability and stewardship of our planet."

The botanical garden has over 40 acres of formally managed garden areas, including a rose garden, children's garden, Asian garden, conservatory, perennial garden, and meadow, among others.  I visited at the peak of the Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia sp.) bloom and I got many great new photos of fantastic tree bark.  As I have mentioned in a previous post, I'm a huge fan of tree bark, so all of the new bark photos from LGBG will be featured in a future post.
Pond in the West Island Garden
Walls around the Four Seasons Garden
Fountain in the Four Seasons Garden
View into the Rose Garden from the Asian Valley Gate

"Diamonds in the Rough"- Stick sculpture by Patrick Dougherty; a Meadowmorphosis
View of the Conservatory from the Rose Garden

Orchid collection in the Conservatory
Justin and Grace on the bridge in front of the Conservatory

2 comments:

  1. I love Patrick Dougherty's work. Did you see the sculpture he made at the Morris Arboretum a couple years ago? http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewjoslyn/3453964920/

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  2. So cool to "see" Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden through your professional eyes. Looking forward to the tree bark blog!

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