35 Frank Robinson/Lewis Ginter Part 2

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at Maymont proposal

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at Maymont proposal

This is the second part of the conversation that focuses on the creation of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, how it was formed, how it almost never came to be, how it almost became part of Maymont Park, and how it ultimately became what we know now as an amazing park.

You can hear the first part of the conversation here which focuses more on who Lewis Ginter the man was.

If you want to hear more about the history of Maymont Park you can hear it on episodes 20 & 21. 

Find more information about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the Dominion GardenFest of Lights.

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34 Frank Robinson/Lewis Ginter part 1

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This episode features Frank Robinson, the President and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden talking about Lewis Ginter and his legacy.  Lewis Ginter not only helped shape the tobacco industry in America and built the Jefferson Hotel, but he can also be considered the father of the north side of Richmond, VA.

The link to Lewis Ginter’s¬†blog post that has the picture of the bear cages can be found here.

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