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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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Beautiful gardens especially for children

The gardens were well laid out with both sunny and shade walkways. The rose garden was beautiful as was the rows of crape myrtle lining the fountains. The conservatory was well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The gardens were well laid out with both sunny and shade walkways. The rose garden was beautiful as was the rows of crape myrtle lining the fountains. The conservatory was well done with the orchid exhibit but especially the butterfly house. You had to be careful walking through as the butterflies like to land on the ground and they are... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place. A great variety of colourful plants set out in lovely surroundings. We found there was some lovely aromas around the gardens. The butterfly area was outstanding with so many colourful varieties ignoring the humans around them. All in all a great experience on a beautiful hot day.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the very best botanical gardens we have ever visited. The grounds are quite expansive and are well taken care of. The gift shop was SO LARGE!! Plan to spend at least an hour in the gift shop. Loved the childrens' garden as there is a HUGE area just for the kids with a massive Tree House.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Lewis Ginter is a great way to pass a lazy afternoon. It wouldn't be my top destination in Richmond if only visiting for a short period, but as a native Richmonder, you have no excuse not to get yourself to Lewis Ginter at least once. The butterfly conservatory sets it apart from similar attractions in the area. There is also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to this gardens on a lovely spring day. Weather was great. The exhibit was tied in with the VMFA floral impressionists show and was very interesting. The butterfly garden was interesting as well.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I visit Lewis Ginter from time to time to enjoy the beauty of the flowers, shrubs, trees and the many pathways throughout the facility. We learn new plant and design ideas we take back to our home. Lewis Ginter is fascinating, enjoyable, relaxing, and wondrous. Children and adults will enjoy a trip to Lewis Ginter. The facility... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Wonderful way to spend a day in Richmond. Even in the July heat the gardens offer beautiful color and lots of shady spaces to relax. The volunteers and horticulturists were helpful and informative. Enjoyed a very reasonably priced lunch in the cafe. The gift shop has a great selection of garden related items.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been there only once but was impressed. The place is huge and so beautiful. During the summer they have many activities so be sure the check the website. It's also good to bring kids since they have playgrounds and water fountains. And on a couple of days dogs are allowed after hours. There is also a restaurant but... More 

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Centreville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The garden was quite lovely but some of the plants needed tending. We are spoiled being members of Longwood Gardens. We had a pleasant lunch at the Tea House. The gift shop is quite extensive. Don't miss it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Such an amazing place to walk around. Love the specials they do each year like the Christmas lights.

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Additional Information about Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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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