Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Inc.
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond VA 23228-4700
Mission Statement

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden connects people through plants to improve our community. The Garden’s lawns, lakes, themed gardens and seasonal displays are a rich landscape of inspiration, solace, learning and delight. Through classes, programs, tours, professional development and in-service learning opportunities we educate visitors about the natural world and advocate for the environment. We share horticultural expertise with the community through outreach and urban greening initiatives.


 

Web and Social Media
Our mission is education – our passion is connecting plants and people to improve our community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Shane Tippett
Board Chair Mrs. Kathleen Allen Luke
Board Chair Company Affiliation PepsiCo Inc.
Contact Information
Address 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 232284700
Telephone 804 262-9887
Fax 804 553-3178
E-mail development@lewisginter.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $7,188,957.00
Projected Expenses $7,188,957.00
Statements
Mission

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden connects people through plants to improve our community. The Garden’s lawns, lakes, themed gardens and seasonal displays are a rich landscape of inspiration, solace, learning and delight. Through classes, programs, tours, professional development and in-service learning opportunities we educate visitors about the natural world and advocate for the environment. We share horticultural expertise with the community through outreach and urban greening initiatives.


 

Impact

The Garden strives to be a primary resource to the community for learning about the botanical world – its beauty, its heritage, its pleasures and its significance to the web of life. We are committed to stewardship and sustainability. Following the model established by our first benefactor, Grace Arents, we embrace our responsibility to engage the community, to increase the appreciation for and understanding of the natural world, and enrich lives and enhance the environment that sustains us.

 In 2016, Garden visitation exceeded more than 450,000 and membership households exceeded 13,000. At the same time, structured Children's Education programs at the Garden served more than 14,000 children, 5,500 of them from Title One Schools who participated free of charge. The Community Kitchen Garden provided thousands of pounds of fresh produce for donation to FeedMore's Meals on Wheels and Kids Cafe programs. In 2016, we received Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating recognizing the Garden’s sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency. And we earned our place in a number of prominent lists of best botanical gardens in North America.

While much has been accomplished in the first 30 years, the Garden continues to grow.

Current goals include:

  • Expanding the Garden’s horticulture collections, displays, documentation and research.

  • Enhancing the Garden’s commitment to formal and informal education.

  • Developing and supporting the people who work at the Garden.

  • Strengthening the Garden’s community engagement through leadership, partnerships, projects, communications and events.

  • Transitioning the new Lewis Ginter Nature Reserve into the operational fold of the Garden.

  • Broadening environmental and leadership through educations and example.

 

 

 
Needs

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden depends on the support of its members and donors to fulfill its educational and scientific mission, to continue its physical growth, and expand its positive influence in our community. Contributions to the Annual Fund, membership, volunteer participation, sponsorships and gifts for special programs, events and projects are crucial to the program, display, and community work of the Garden.

Today, the Garden is stymied by its own success, unable to accommodate all the requests for educational programs and facility use. Informal family visits compete for space with outdoor education programs, and our own classroom and symposia offerings vie for capacity with community activities, business opportunities and family celebrations. Field trips for school children are booked two years out. There is no classroom space for children during winter months. Because the essential work of the Garden’s volunteers and staff is limited by the spaces and structures where they work, the Garden must grow in order to continue serving our community.

 
Background

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has its roots in the generosity and vision of Grace Arents, niece of Lewis Ginter. In 1913, Grace purchased the abandoned Lakeside Wheel Clubhouse in Henrico County and expanded the property to total 73 acres. At her death she bequeathed the land with an endowment of $100,000 to the City of Richmond for a “public park and botanical garden” to be named for her late uncle. The City investigated several plans for a botanical garden, but none came to fruition.

In the early 1980s, members of the Richmond Horticultural Association rallied a group of botanists, horticulturists and concerned citizens to uphold the terms of Grace Arents’s bequest. The Garden was organized and chartered in 1984 and opened to the public in 1987. A $41 million capital campaign completed in 2004 allowed for the construction of many of the Garden’s most prominent facilities.

Today, the Garden is a learning landscape of lawns, lakes and wildflower meadows, with 15 themed gardens and rotating seasonal displays crowned by a classical glass conservatory. We welcome over 460,000 visitors annually who find inspiration, solace, learning and delight in these 82 verdant acres. Curious minds of all ages enjoy hands-on learning opportunities, guided tours, special events, exhibitions, professional development programs and in-service learning opportunities with a focus on the wonder of the natural world. Our mission is connecting people through plants to improve our community. Through a variety of programs and services we encourage guests to engage with each other and the natural world.

Not bound by its borders, the Garden also offers horticultural expertise and environmental stewardship to the city of Richmond through outreach programs like Beautiful RVA. Educational programs provide no-cost, science based learning opportunities for 5,500 children from Title 1 schools annually. Since 2009, the Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has grown over 50,000 pounds of fresh, organic vegetables for the Central Virginia Foodbank each year to feed hungry school children and at-risk senior citizens. Last year, 14,000 disadvantaged guests visited at no charge through our Share the Garden program.

                                                           

Today, the Garden flourishes as a place to celebrate stewardship of the natural world, reveal the interdependence of human and plant life and enrich communities through horticultural and educational excellence and innovative outreach initiatives.


 
CEO Statement




The relevance of botanical gardens rests on the immutable relevance of the natural world we are charged with uplifting for illumination and edification. As a species we are making more people, we are not making more land, and the importance of shaping and sustaining our home planet will be the work of millions of hands. A garden can serve as central site to display and teach global plant diversity, the importance and viability of native plants, the tenets of essential biological sciences, the importance of proper water management, the positive effects of green spaces for urban environments, the impact of climate change, the resilience of biological systems beset by challenge from changing weather, pests, disease and human pressures. Education is largely experiential, the lessons learned are holistic, mind, body, and spirit.


Botanical gardens have a broad capacity to deal with pressing human needs that have plant-based solutions: breathing, eating, livable spaces, etc. As agencies of trust in many communities, gardens can also have central roles in broader urban greening initiatives and information.


Everything we do - to design, create, and nurture an impeccable botanical garden, stunning plant collections, innovative educational and recreational programs – begins with the notion that we do all these things for the love of our neighbors and our community. This is the gift we can bring, with the hope that as we connect our neighbors to the natural world we might be able to help connect them one to another.




Board Chair Statement
 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Statewide
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Kathleen Allen Luke
Company Affiliation PepsiCo Inc.
Term Apr 2016 to Mar 2018
Email development@lewisginter.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Anedra Bourne City of Richmond, Tourism Coordinator
Mr. Matthew J. Bruning Virginia Bankers Association
Ms. Lori Cochran Dixon, Hughes, Goodman
Ms. Joelle K. Cosby U.S. Trust
Ms. Katherine B. Duval Duval & Duval Consulting
Ms. Mary A. Elfner Virginia Audubon Council
Ms. Janet T. Geldzahler Sullivan & Cromwell
Mr. Gary M. Gore ACIMA Private Wealth
Mr. Mike C. Gray Commonwealth Partnerships Group
Mr. J. Eric Greenwood J. E. Greenwood & Company, L. P.
Dr. Jill Harris Beautiful Smiles
Ms. Donna G. Kelliher Dominion
Ms. Anne Leigh Kerr Troutman Sanders Strategies
Ms. Candace Lindenzweig Retired
Sr. Anne Marie Mack Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Ms. Lucy Meade Venture Richmond
Ms. Paula H. Nachman Community Volunteer
Dr. Kee Sung Ro Community Volunteer
Mrs. Susan Robertson Community Volunteer
Mrs. Clare Osdene Schapiro Blogger, Chef and Writer
Mrs. Carolyn Snow Community Volunteer
Ms. Debbie Sydow Richard Bland College of William & Mary
Mr. J. Melvin Watkins M&T Bank
Mrs. Peyton Page Wells Community Volunteer
Mrs. Susanne N. Wick Community Volunteer
Ms. Mary Wick Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 27
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 23
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 62
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 6
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Boiler and Machinery
Builders Risk
Computer Equipment and Software
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Employment Practices Liability
Exhibit Liability
Fine Arts and Collectibles
General Property Coverage
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Inland Marine and Mobile Equipment
Internet Liability Insurance
Life Insurance
Liquor Liability
Medical Health Insurance
Medical Malpractice
Patient Liability
Professional Liability
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Public Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Public Officials Liability
Renter's Insurance
Risk Management Provisions
See Management and Governance Comments
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Water Craft and Aircraft
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Workplace Violence
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Boiler and Machinery
Computer Equipment and Software
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Employment Practices Liability
Exhibit Liability
Fine Arts and Collectibles
General Property Coverage
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Life Insurance
Liquor Liability
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Workplace Violence
Crime Coverage
Standing Committees
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Campus Planning and Development
Program / Program Planning
Capital Campaign
Education
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Susan Armstrong retired
Robin Baliles retired
Roger Boeve retired
Ann Lee Saunders Brown retired
Mary Anne Burke retired
Kitten Clarke retired
Meg Clement retired
Fred Cox retired
Wilson Flohr retired
Charlie Foster retired
Tibby Gardner retired
Barbara Glenn retired
Nancy Gottwald retired
Henry Harrell retired
Jerry Jenkins retired
Bill King retired
Steve Koprowski retired
Douglas Martin retired
Joan Massey retired
Bob Mooney retired
Helen Pinckney retired
Roger Pond retired
Ann Ramsey retired
Charlie Reed retired
John Reed retired
Martha Robertson retired
Susie Scott retired
Martha Sherman retired
Skip Snydor retired
Ed Star retired
Jim Starkey retired
Dan Steinbrugge retired
Mary Thompson retired
Sue Thompson retired
Tim Timberlake retired
Peter Toms retired
Debbie Wolenberg retired
Charlotte Woodfin retired
Mary Denny Wray retired
Youth Board Members
NameAffiliation
Sarah Ailsworth Lumbar Liquidators
Kindra Berteau retired
Andrew Breneman Capital One
Mollie Brooks Genworth
Massie Cooper LeClairRyan
Joseph Day Agecroft Hall
Elizabeth Harkless community volunteer
Kensington Hatcher Virginia Eye Institute
Christine Jones Capital One
Ashley Kelly Bon Secours
Allison Klaibur Virginia State Corporation Commission
James Leahey CarMax
Jennifer Ligon Williams Mullen
Rosana McGann community volunteer
Evans Richards West End Toys
Rachel Rodney VCU
Joseph Schilling J S Reynolds Community College
Sinclair Scott Capital One
Jessica Sorensen VCU School of the Arts
Caroline Thompson Children's Museum of Richmond
Steven Wesson community volunteer
Jennings Whiteway Belles & Whistles RVA
Jenefer Williams Mr. Softee
Steven Wistrom Church & Wright
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Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Shane Tippett
Experience
As Executive Director, Shane Tippett is responsible for all daily operations, program, facilities, staffing and financial activity for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


Shane has been with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden since 2004; first as Assistant Executive Director (September 2004 - October 2011) and now as Executive Director.

As Assistant Executive Director he oversaw administration and IT, finance, budgeting, volunteers, guest services, and the auxiliary revenue centers of the Garden Shop, Facility Rental, the Garden Café, the Robins Tea House and catering through the Garden’s exclusive food service partner: Meriwether Godsey.

Prior to Lewis Ginter, Shane worked a dozen years in other non-profit organizations. He was the Assistant Head for Finance and Operations at St. Catherine’s School, an Episcopal girl’s school in Richmond. Before that he served as the Manager of the Virginian Diocesan Center at Roslyn, a year-round full service church conference and retreat center.

Shane was born and raised in Montana. He attended the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. After graduation, he served 11 years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, and 10 years as a Reservist during his time at Roslyn. While on active duty, he held various department head positions while on flight status as a bombardier navigator in A-6E Intruder squadrons, and subsequently as an AV-8B Harrier pilot. Shane retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Shane’s passion for plants was kindled in the early 1990’s by a Lewis Ginter arborist who mentored Shane on the care of specimen trees at Roslyn. This passion underlies his firm conviction in the transformative power of gardens to re-shape and renew individuals, families and communities.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Frank Robinson Feb 1992 - Mar 2015
Mr. Garland S. Sydnor Sept 1991 - Jan 1992
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mrs. Alice Baker Director of Development
Mrs. Kim Dove Director of Guest Services
Mrs. Randee Humphrey Director of Education
Mrs. Beth Monroe Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Mr. John Morse Director of Horticulture
Staff
Full Time Staff 76
Part Time Staff 25
Volunteers 650
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2016
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Most Visited Paid AttractionRMCVB2009
National Medal for Museum and Library ServiceInstitute for Museum and Library Services2011
Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling ForCanadian Garden Garden Tourism Award LogoTourism Council and the American Public Gardens Association2013
Best Botanical Gardens in the USThe Travel Channel2013
#2 Best Public Garden in North AmericaUSA Today2014
Environmental Education Excellence AwardVirginia Department of Conservation and Recreation2015
Four Star Award WinnerCharity Navigator2015
one of the Top Botanical Gardens in the U.S. Worth Traveling ForTripAdvisor, FlipKey2016
one of the 11 Best Botanical Gardens in the United StatesCurbed.com2017
Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the USConde Nast Traveler2017
Programs
Description
The Children's Garden is a place where children of all ages can grow and learn through up-close and personal interactions with the natural world--not as passive bystanders, but as active participants who touch, smell and taste. Children learn new vocabulary and develop observational and listening skills.
The playful, informal setting of the Children's Garden and our hands-on, child-centered approach to teaching not only support a child's instinctive acquisition of new knowledge, but provide an environment that builds social, emotional, physical and creative competencies as well.
The following education programs are offered to Garden guests, school groups, community groups and disadvantaged children in our community.
  • Self-directed daily activities 
  • Young Buds Programs (structured preschool programs)
  • Discovery Programs (structured elementary school programs)
  • Vocational Programs for special needs students
  • Service Learning & Volunteer programs for teens
  • Teacher Workshops

Click here to learn more about Children’s Education Programs.


Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success

Short term goals:

1.       Maintain or improve teacher satisfaction.

(95% of teachers participating in group programs or teacher workshops will be satisfied or very satisfied.)

2.       Maintain or increase repeat group program enrollment

(50% of groups enrolled in programs in the last three years will re-enroll in at least one successive year.)

3.       Increase the impact of teacher workshops 

(250 teachers representing 5,000 students will participate in workshops)

 

Long Term Success

Lewis Ginter is committed to the education of children as the future stewards of our most valuable natural resources, and is particularly devoted to providing hands-on experiences of nature and interactive learning opportunities to underserved populations.

 Our children's education programming addresses the need for children to engage with nature in a way that stimulates their curiosity and encourages appreciation for the central importance of plants in both the natural world and human society. The goals we pursue are not all easily measurable – the enjoyment of nature; increasing interest in and knowledge about plant processes; increased appreciation for the role of plants in providing for basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and medicines; and – for some – the first sputtering flame of a lifelong passion for science, scientific observation and experimentation.

Description

In this dynamic, ever-changing "learning landscape," adult students can expand their knowledge of the plant world, develop gardening skills, and sample the best in horticulture and landscape design.

Opportunities include:

  • Year-round classes, workshops, and lectures
  • Garden education certificates for studies in home gardening, botanical illustration, and floral design
  • Symposium on  aspects of gardening, garden design, and professional issues in the green industry  
  • Teacher Workshops and courses to help teachers bring natural sciences into the classroom.
  • Travel opportunities to public and private gardens throughout the U.S. and abroad.
  • Professional Continuing Education programs allow students to earn a Landscape Design Professional Certificate through the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.
  • Resources- Opportunities for research, reading, and exploration are available year-round through our library, art exhibits, and interpretive displays.
 
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success
Lewis Ginter's short term goal is to maintain a class enrollment averages 85% of capacity. We are also working to increase teacher and green-industry education.
Long Term Success
Lewis Ginter's goal is to educate adults in our community about our natural world. In the long term, we hope to offer as many programs as possible that appeal to our community and engage as many students as possible while maintaining a high level of classes at capacity.
Description
The Garden is a year-round destination with events and exhibits complementing the glorious seasonal displays.  Guests are encouraged to visit often to explore the ever-changing landscape.  From digging in the dirt and family fun to performing arts, the Garden's special events and exhibits appeal to a wide audience and offer opportunities to learn about, interact with and enjoy our natural world. 

Annual Events
Click the links below to learn more about each event

Exhibits

 
 
 
Population Served Families
Description
The Community Kitchen Garden (CKG) is a place where volunteers, students and staff come together to learn, to grow and to feed a community.
Since 2009 the CKG has provided more than 32 tons of produce to FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels and Kids Cafe programs, supplementing more than 260,000 meals with healthy fruits and vegetables. As our partnership has grown we’ve tailored our output to meet their needs. Last year not a single pound of produce was wasted.

The CKG also serves as a demonstration model for Garden visitors, educating them about the importance of vegetables in a healthy diet and encouraging them to plant their own gardens and contribute a portion of their bounty to help feed the hungry in our community. 
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success Lewis Ginter's immediate goal is to donate 6,000 pounds of fresh produce from the Community Kitchen Garden to the Central Virginia Foodbank and to engage volunteers in maintaining the garden.
Long Term Success

The long term goal of the Community Kitchen Garden is to serve as a model to demonstrate the importance of plants to human life and to teach and encourage visitors and volunteers to plant produce gardens for themselves and for others in their community.

Description



Ginter Urban Gardeners is sowing seeds of collaboration in Jackson Ward, Church Hill, the East End and Fulton by cultivating community engagement to create urban green spaces. The initiative teaches best practices in sustainable agriculture, urban landscape and garden design, project management and volunteer coordination, enabling Richmond’s most vulnerable populations to affect positive change in their own communities.



Population Served At-Risk Populations
Budget $114,000.00
Short Term Success  

A successful Ginter Urban Gardner cohort culminates with the installation of urban greenspace. Participants will also complete these sessions:

 

Social Justice, Food & Greenspace Access

Healthy Soils and Soil Management

The Life of Plants: Plant Science, Botany and Plant Pathology

Food Access in Richmond VA

Start With Self: Embracing Authenticity & Inclusion in Community Work

Benefits of Urban Greening & Beautification

Urban Landscape & Garden Design

Asset Based Community Development

Community Trust-building: Culturally Relevant Dialogue & Group Facilitation

Developing Teams & Strategies for Social Change

Project Management & Volunteer Coordination

Urban Soils; Bio-Remediation

Managing Soil Fertility and Bio-Diversification

Starting Seeds, Transplanting & Plant Cuttings

Selecting, Planting, Watering and Pruning Urban Trees

Insects; Weed Control & Invasive Identification

Irrigation; Planting Techniques

Rainwater Harvesting, Water Conservation, Mulching

Site Assessment; Designing Layout; Plant Selection

Long Term Success  

Ginter Urban Gardeners lead residents in low income areas to beautiful, functional, environmentally resilient landscapes. Community-based greening projects (urban orchards, riparian corridors, parks, streetscapes, community gardens and recreation paths,) address issues that neighbors want to solve. Empowered and independent, residents grow more than plants - they are planting seeds of knowledge, pride, self-sufficiency, confidence, career opportunities, a spirit of engagement and a sense of belonging.

Urban greening impacts the environment as well as the lives of residents:

Mitigate urban heat islands

Improve air quality

Impact global warming

Reduce soil erosion

Manage storm water runoff

Increase food access

Increase Property Value

Improve Physical Health

Improve Mental Health

Enhance Lifestyle

Support Wildlife

 

Ginter Urban Gardeners cultivate a sense of community in the neighborhoods they serve as well as greenspace. The result is a healthier, more beautiful and socially resilient region.

CEO/ED/Board Comments


 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $7,188,957.00
Projected Expenses $7,188,957.00
Endowment Value $19,541,906.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 4.5
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$2,798,246$5,081,879$2,135,973
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$2,692,721$2,187,457$1,403,315
Investment Income, Net of Losses($10,340)$26,574$29,932
Membership Dues--$297,363$546,652
Special Events$73,771$55,943$226,923
Revenue In-Kind$34,544$28,398$15,024
Other$1,253,140$1,211,105$1,164,207
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$6,502,028$6,434,839$6,119,528
Administration Expense$597,331$975,437$1,106,958
Fundraising Expense$60,010$70,777$64,685
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.190.76
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%86%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%1%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$26,844,032$26,868,305$29,247,560
Current Assets$4,654,197$3,667,630$5,868,941
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$3,001,772
Current Liabilities$1,451,940$1,168,511$1,999,106
Total Net Assets$25,392,092$25,699,794$24,246,682
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.213.142.94
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%10%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Construction of two new Garden venues: The Learning Village (for environmental education, outdoor recreational skill development and special events,) and The Vale House (event pavillion.)
Goal $20,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 3/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Audited financial statements represent the combined financial picture of both Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Inc. and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Foundation.
  • IRS Form 990s represent solely the financial position of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Inc.