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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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July 4th Crowded!

Crowded! Parked in grass overflow lot. Free parking. It was free to enter gardens thanks to some daily corporate sponsors. Fees $6-10 normally per person. If you plan on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Crowded! Parked in grass overflow lot. Free parking. It was free to enter gardens thanks to some daily corporate sponsors. Fees $6-10 normally per person. If you plan on a second visit consider a membership, very reasonable if you live out of Richmond area. Flowers are gorgeous all around. My favorite are orchids in Conservatory. Butterflies Alive is usually amazing... More 

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Hanover, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A very nice way to spend your day.Unusual and Interesting plants and flowers to see.A very nice place to enjoy a light lunch.Dinner at the Tea House is a very nice experience. I like to checkout and photograph the small waterfalls.It's a nice place to take young children--butterfy house,kids area,etc.It is a very serene and calming area.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit. Quite larger than I expected. Beautiful flowers and gardens all around. Even a nice treehouse built in the children's area. A neat bicycle statue by the greenhouse.

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Richmond, VA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and relaxing. Lots of special exhibits. Great gift shop and food. Annual membership is a bargain.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful garden. Voted 2nd in the nation. Has everything available of interest. Butterflies, gardening and gardens, children's gardens, library for research and reading. Christmas lights, bands, happenings just a lot of fun. Check it out and give yourself an opportunity for fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Incredibly beautiful, a thoroughly enjoyable spot to visit. We were there in mid-June when the flowers were in bloom and everything was lush and green.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What an unexpected treat! We were really just filling in time after a trip out to a Civil War site and thought the gardens would occupy a spare hour or so. After a bit of a struggle to track them down--they were surprisingly poorly signposted, but then I don't think Richmond is really a city for tourists--we found this oasis... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The garden is beautiful. Bring walking shoes. There's lots to see with great paths everywhere. Bring a camera as you'll want to take pictures. Plan on spending a few hours there if you want to see all there is to see.

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Beaverdam, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, there is something for all ages. Right now the Butterfly Garden is my favorite, not only is it educational but there is something magical about butterflies! Food at the Tea Room good although the menu doesn't offer much for kids. I would def. recommend everyone visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The spring flowers were AMAZING. My kids loved the children's garden and tree house. The water play area looked nice, but it was too cold outside to use when we went. The Butterflies Live! exhibit was really cool. Lots of giggles when a butterfly landed on one of the kids. We will definitely go again.

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Additional Information about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Address: Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
Phone Number: 804 262 9887
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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