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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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A regular stop

Whenever we want to show off Richmond to friends visiting the area we take them to Ginter. This... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mountainmama44
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Richmond, Virginia
Peaceful spot, rain or shine

I've been to Lewis Ginter too many times to count. I can safely say it is always enjoyable. Rain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
laurie701
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting, to take gardening classes, or to have a wedding or a business meeting. A wide variety of...more
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1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 17, 2015

In 1895, Lewis Ginter, a successful Richmond businessman, purchased nine acres along Lakeside Lake. The land once belonged to the Powhatan Indians and later Patrick Henry. Mr. Ginter allowed colleagues to build The Lakeside Wheel Club on his land. After his death, his niece Grace...More

9  Thank Maurene_K
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Reviewed March 5, 2010

Great place to take the entire family. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy. They even have special things for younger children to do. If you live in the Richmond are I believe there is no charge. At least I have never been charged...More

3  Thank gregolson3
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whenever we want to show off Richmond to friends visiting the area we take them to Ginter. This wonderful garden never ceases to bring me personally a wonderful level of peace and tranquility. It is beautiful in any season. AND, don't miss the gift shop....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Lewis Ginter too many times to count. I can safely say it is always enjoyable. Rain, shine, heat, cold. Plan to spend a minimum of an hour or two because there is so much to explore and discover. There is a pretty...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lewis Ginter is a great outing for everyone, and their Christmas light display is spectacular. Its Japanese Gardens, rose gardens, English gardens, children's gardens, and solarium are all wonderful.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Richmond has many attractions and the Lewis Ginter gardens should not be left off any visit. Many beautiful plants & garden types. The walks are amazing. There is a great butterfly enclosure, a water park for children, lakes, ponds and sculptures. You need some time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Spent 2 hours here on a nice fall day. Staff (checkin; grounds crew; store) were very friendly!

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love our visitors! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jack Ax Flats were enjoyable as was all the libations from Center of the Universe. My wife enjoyed Kolesch beer. The ground and flowers were superb as many fall flowers are.we had the pickled beets, pretzel and home made apple strutted.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lewis Ginter was a prominent Richmond businessman at the end of the 18th century. His niece had bought the abandoned clubhouse from her uncle's estate, and upon her death, bequeathed the property to the city of Richmond to form a botanical garden, which opened to...More

Thank Claire M
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Claire, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and we are thrilled that you were able to learn so much about our history.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look for specials to receive discounted/free admission. This is one of the few places that I have visited recently where patrons are engaged with their surroundings rather than their phones. Enjoy free music and enjoy a day with the family. Remember to bring sunscreen; the...More

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and for taking time to write such a nice review, Julie.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like coming here and it's a beautiful place. I feel that it's probably only worth it if you get a membership. Paying the admittance fee each time to see the same things isn't something that my kids enjoy as much but it is fun....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you step out of the welcome center into the gardens you are greeted with the glass Conservatory framed by a dancing water fountain and pin flowering trees. It is so serene here, filled with a few miles of winding trails through various...More

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thanks for the review. We really appreciate that you took the time to write it and tell others about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

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Korri M
September 26, 2018|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Still plenty to see in October both outdoor and indoor in their large greenhouse. The orchids are especially nice. Also they often have special events on weekends which are often enjoyable.
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Maribeth A
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Holly H | Reviewed this property |
as a local, I think the recommendations to eat at the Gardens is best. If you have more time, consider dining downtown, or in the FAN District, or the Museum District....just research the web. So many options in our city.
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