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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 butterflies and gardens

I recently visited Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. I have visited before but the butterfly exhibit sounded interesting. As previous, the gardens look wonderful. I appreciate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I recently visited Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. I have visited before but the butterfly exhibit sounded interesting. As previous, the gardens look wonderful. I appreciate that they have the plants marked so you can potentially find them to plant in your own garden. The butterfly exhibit was great fun. The room is kept very warm and steamy so be prepared.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

USA Today says this is the #2 public garden in the US, and that may be, but I was disappointed to see how VERY far behind it is from #1, Longwood Gardens. Nevertheless, it was opened only in 1987 and is a perfectly pleasant place that is being built up bit by bit. An hour stroll will do it. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely visit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden last weekend! We were very impressed with the many colorful displays and garden areas. This garden was much smaller than other public gardens we have seen, but just as beautiful. We did come across a snake, but it seemed like it belonged in the garden, along with the huge turtles... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The outdoor plants are blooming and beautiful. So much too see and only $12 per adult. You can Spend a day there.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We first visited the gardens on a spring Sunday morning. The old resort can still be seen and the staff was excellent. It was a sunny day and we were pleased with the colorful varieties of tulips in full bloom, and the first blushes of the azaleas. A number of water features powered by pumps were not on-line, and dry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Lewis Ginter gardens are lovely but they were not quite as exceptional as I expected given how highly rated they are. They do have an excellent cafe and gift shop. Our lunch at the cafe was one of our best meals in Richmond.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Nothing like a visit to Ginter to recharge your inner spirit with a dose of nature in bloom. The daffodils and tulips are magnificent for signaling a start to spring. The butterflies were numerous and very energetic on their first day back to the conservatory and the orchid exhibit is always impressive. The Tea House menu is varied and tasty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I visited on a perfect spring day and it was lovely. A couple things I found disappointing: There are spots on the grounds that are clearly not cared for as a garden, and I found that surprising. Also, it was fairly expensive in my opinion. However, the butterflies were active and the tulips blooming. The beds were in full glory.... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm giving this a 3 but was really wanting to give it a 5. There we're areas That wowed me and other areas That left me wondering how it was voted #2 in botanical gardens in the us by USA today survey. I was a little let down by the appearance coming in. I guess I was expecting a wow... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

we will return but we were charged full price, although little was in bloom. The greenhouse was beautiful, however.

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