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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Address: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
Phone Number:
+1 804-262-9887
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is...

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 experiences are offered through its diverse gardens and facilities. No wonder Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is consistently one of the most-visited attractions in the Richmond, Va., area.

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If you love gardening or just want to be in a magical place, this is the visit for you. Started by some very ambitious ladies way back when to save this site for a botanical... read more

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Bette M
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love gardening or just want to be in a magical place, this is the visit for you. Started by some very ambitious ladies way back when to save this site for a botanical garden. A must see.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully manicured. Roses were in bloom at the time we visited. There are outdoor displays and a somewhat smaller indoor display of orchids, temperate, tropical and desert environments. There is a separate butterfly exhibit. Docents were helpful and knowledgeable. Very clean. Trails wound through themed gardens, water features and th r re is good emphysis on child friendly displays. Rather... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always lovely, kept up and super clean. I love this place. They have snacks, brunch, learning classes, so much to see and do and when everything is in BLOOM OMG it is the best! It is a Richmond MUST SEE!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It would be great to live near the Ginter Botanical Garden, and visit during all the seasons. While we were there, we skipped the long line to visit the butterfly room, but the orchid exhibit was breathtaking. The grounds are pleasant to stroll, with different planted areas and water features, and there was a concert the day we were there... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A real treat and a must see. The grounds and building are very special. The live butterfly exhibit was over the top.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This garden offers a quiet spot to relax and simply enjoy nature in the middle of a city. The day my daughter and I went the roses were blooming and the air was deeply scented. The conservatory offers not only a variety of tropical plants and orchids but also had its limited time butterfly display. Additionally, the children's area provides... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my mom to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Mother's Day. Fortunately, the weather was glorious, and she absolutely loved it. We arrived quite early in the morning, which was a good strategy. The butterfly exhibition gets busy----and you must enter and leave through the same anteroom, so the line can get bogged down in both directions. Still, this... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rated as #4 in the USA, we visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens just as they opened on Sunday morning. The sprawling 50 acres is lush and verdant as you’d expect, with lovely winding paths to wander, walkways over bridges to tiny islands, a healing garden, fountains, a wonderful treehouse for kids (and adults, too) and a never-ending variety of... More 

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Millers Tavern, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the Christmas lights display. It was absolutely beautiful! If possible, I would suggest visiting on a week night. The lines can be extremely long.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit each year to see the Christmas lights, which never disappoint! It is nice to be able to get out of car and walk among the lighted gardens, feel the "magic" of the Christmas feeling, a "must" for our family and visitors each year.

Thank Margaret W

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