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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a botanical garden based in Richmond, VA that was founded in 1984. As of 2018 they had $8.1 million in revenue and $25 million in assets.

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, educ...

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Program areas at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Horticulture - the horticulture department is responsible for the heart of the garden's missions of display, research, education and community outreach. Permanent collections are integrated into varied garden settings in 35-intensely cultivated acres (on an 82-acre property), some themed (e.g., asian valley, cochrane rose garden.) Year-round display in the conservatory and annual seasonal displays in the outdoor garden are interpreted through labels, signs and the presence of horticulturists and gardeners able to answer guest questions while they go about the business of designing, planting, pruning, trimming, irrigating and weeding. Global horticulture, regional best practices, water management and sustainability are manifested in the design and maintenance of the various gardens. The department manages a large volunteer cadre in the work of the garden, particularly in the community kitchen garden, which provides fresh fruit and vegetables free of charge to feedmore, the local feeding program, and to grow plants for our own ...

Guest services - the umbrella of guest services encompasses departments directly dealing with the guest experience and amenities (visitor services, membership, garden shop, facility rental, food services, special events) and those departments that support those departments (operations, security, it, facilities maintenance). Admissions desk, telephone reception, facility rental and catering, the garden shop, the garden cafe and the robins tea house restaurant are enfolded in guest experience activities and amenities. Staff members in these areas work together to ensure the quality of the visitor experience. Whether learning, reflecting, wandering, dancing, meeting, shopping or dining, all guests and members are welcomed and served in order to ensure their satisfaction from arrival to departure. By enriching the experience of walk-in visitors, special events (e.g., flowers after five) participants, group tour participants, yoga students, wedding guests and garden members. Guest services encourage repeat visitation, a growing appreciation of the natural world, and the opportunities ...

Education - the education department is responsible for developing and coordinating a diverse array of multi-generational educational programs, guest resources, and community alliances that encourage life-long learning about the plant world. Programs are designed to engage visitors of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, in active learning, where first-hand experience and observation of the natural world help to build knowledge, expand awareness and encourage attitudes of stewardship. The varied programs include adult continuing education classes, guided tours, year-round pre-school and elementary school guided programs, self-guided "scavenger" hunts, informal gardening experiences, natural history encounters, festivals, performing arts and environmental education. Initiatives include elementary school outreach programs as well as professional development and training programs for environmental educators, teachers, and members of the green industry. The department spearheads the "beautiful rva" initiative in which the garden serves as a convener and communication link for community greening and beautification conversations across the metropolitan ...

Form 990s for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-03Apr 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-03Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-03Jul 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-03Sep 24, 2015990View PDF
2014-03Feb 23, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,660,734
Program services$2,118,461
Investment income and dividends$7,940
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$518,461
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$24,620
Net income from fundraising events$-8,050
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$702,604
Miscellaneous revenues$76,381
Total revenues$8,101,151

Vendors for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Keiterstephenshurstgary and ShreavespcTax accounting2019-04-03
██████████Fundraising software2018-07-15
██████Fundraising software2018-07-15
█████████Marketing software2018-07-15
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2018-07-15
█████████Content management system software2018-07-15
██████Architecture Firm for Capital Campaign$153,4812018-03-01
█████████Advertising Agency$250,6842018-03-01
...and two more vendors

Personnel at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Kim DoveChief Operating Officer-Aug. 10, 2019
Shane TippettExecutive Director$144,699Aug. 10, 2019
████ ██████Public Relations and Marketing Director-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ █████Director of Advancement$142,879Aug. 10, 2019
███████ ████████Director of Education and Exhibitions-Aug. 10, 2019
███ █████Director of Guest Services-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ██████Manager of Community Engagement-Aug. 10, 2019
█████ ████████President Emeritus$30,852Aug. 10, 2019
████████ ██ ████President$0July 11, 2018
█ ██████ ███████Vice President$0March 31, 2018
...and seven more key personnel

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