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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
Phone Number: 804 262 9887
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Description: With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden...
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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A Great place to stroll and enjoy nature

Right now, the flowers are dormant, but the orchid atrium is open and so is the main building. Even though the flowers are not in bloom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Marilyn S
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Charlottesville
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Charlottesville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Right now, the flowers are dormant, but the orchid atrium is open and so is the main building. Even though the flowers are not in bloom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is a marvelous place to walk and reflect on life!

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
83 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I was so excited to see the miniature dolls houses back on display inside again this year. The church made from plants was fab and I just love all the displays, the Saloon, the garages, the airstream,. The trains were also back again, everyone enjoys pressing all the buttons. The rest of the indoor celebration was the story of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, so many things to see. Will be going back with my hubby and son. Very lush and well taken care of. Beautiful butterflies and plants.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Went here for the Gardenfest of Lights with my partner and mom. We all loved the incredible light displays. So colorful, majestic and cozy. I would recommend this place to anyone and hope to return again next year. We also ate in the cafe and the food was very good. They had some lovely Christmas trees as well as unusual... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The gardens are a definitive stop when visiting Richmond. Walking the grounds with a trip through the green house full of orchids is an easy hour+, depending on your interest. If you visit in the fall, the butterfly exhibit is worth it as well. Very quiet and serene environment in the city.

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A great peaceful escape, naturally it displays its beauty more when spring covers these beautiful grounds with color, but there is much to enjoy year round. Make certain you visit the orchids, absolutely stunning. New enjoyed the winter holiday lights, but they were not as compelling as the spring and early summer beauty.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I enjoyed the Gardenfest of Lights this past holiday season. It was a small crowd, due to cold weather and Thurs. night for Fidos after Five. Enjoyed delicious bowl of crab soup in cafe. Like the theme - biking and this history of LGBG as a biking destination in the earlier years. Started Christmas shopping in gift shop.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This garden is a wonderful date outing. The gardens are some of the best in the country and are ever changing. There are several restaurants, a gift shop, library of gardening information. It is fun to go here throughout the year. The guest +1 means you can use it for dates, and then the guest can take another friend with... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The gardens are spectacular, especially in the Spring. To wander along the paths with someone special is a great way to spend an afternoon. Always improving.

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I took our 16 and 18 year old granddaughters to the Dominion Garden Fest of Lights in very early January. We booked at this date after Christmas to avoid the crowds. We dressed appropriately for the cold and embarked on this adventure of winding paths and gloriously colored lights. Some displays involved lights of one color travelling... More 

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