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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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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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Cold but still beautiful grounds in winter

You might think it's too cold to walk around on a 30 degree day, but the grounds just lifts your spirits no matter what the temperature! I highly recommend a quiet winter day to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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VA
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You might think it's too cold to walk around on a 30 degree day, but the grounds just lifts your spirits no matter what the temperature! I highly recommend a quiet winter day to visit!

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Thank VaCarol
Mechanicsville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My 7 year old grand daughter loves it also as they have water play also. Go at Christmas or anytime and have fun and especially when all the flowers are blooming.

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Thank PAUL C
Valencian Country, Spain
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This garden offers excellent walking paths, knowledgeable docents, and a superb variety of unusual plants. Don't miss a delicious lunch in the Japanese Tea Garden! The restaurant is worth a trip on its own, with a sophisticated menu and lovely surroundings!

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Thank homexchangerMarian
Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lewis Ginter gardens are beautiful. Admission is charged and they close early, 5 or 6pm, on most days. Not to be missed: The Dominion light displays during the holidays. If you have little ones, check out the children's garden and awesome treehouse. I'm partial to the Japanese garden. But I also love the walk around the lake, the rose garden.... More 

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Thank Niermom
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a great way to relax and detox from your hectic life. Stroll though the gardens and enjoy the fresh air. If you have smaller children be sure to go when the butterflies are there

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Thank Timothy f
Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for the wonderful floral displays and eating at the Tea House. Food is excellent. Love the gift shop, bought chimes years ago that are still singing to us now

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Thank Jennifer W
Virginia
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83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are very nice to visit in the spring and early summer before temperatures get too hot. The Christmas lights are always a treat, however were a little below the usual quality this past December. The gift shop is a great place to find a gift or something for yourself. Great selection.

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Thank VirginiaRich
Montross, Virginia
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my mom here when she visited. The gardens are wonderful with amazing little areas to view and enjoy the flowers and landscape. Perfect to walk and sit a little, which is what we needed to be able to do to enjoy the whole area. The butterfly exhibit was there when we visited and I highly recommend checking it out.... More 

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Thank D L
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lewis Ginter has year round opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature. No matter what time of the year you visit, there is always something to see or do. They have a nice café and cafeteria where you can have a casual meal with family and friends and then explore the grounds. In winter, they have the awesome display of... More 

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Thank Roadie27
Virginia
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83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not only beautiful in the summer months but has a great Light Display over the Christmas Holidays.

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