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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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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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A Garden for All Seasons

I loved the light show at Christmas, and the tropical plants in the hothouse, the Japanese garden, the water gardens. If you love flora and fauna, this is the place for you to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
QueenBee929
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I loved the light show at Christmas, and the tropical plants in the hothouse, the Japanese garden, the water gardens. If you love flora and fauna, this is the place for you to get your fill. Spend an hour or a day, you won't be disappointed. Don't rush through it, it needs to be savored.

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Chester, Virginia
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25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Went at Christmas time, the lights and exhibits were beautiful. It was very crowded and many unhappy, crying babies and toddlers, probably not the best for these ages. It was cold of course it was December! And dark so lights look even more beautiful.

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Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It is great to visit here any time of year. The lights at Christmas should not be missed, though; they are amazing. Everything is well cared for and the paths and arrangements are well organized. The highlights for me are the orchid house and Japanese area. If you get a chance, check out the tea house, as well. For the... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Christmas light show is unbelievable with a separate childrens area maze and tree house. The indoor hot house is always beautiful and makes for great pictures. Dog night is fun too when you can take your favorite pooch. Had my wedding reception in the back garden where the house is. Absolutely beautiful for a reception.

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Richmond, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I haven't experienced LG during the winter (Lights and Christmas, etc.), but I can say that the warmer months aren't to be missed. The Children's Garden has a splash park that is great! Other things to entertain such as a giant sandbox and a tree house. I haven't made it to the butterfly exhibit, but it looks like a worthy... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A relatively inexpensive and relaxing place to go...if not for the occasional screaming brats (good luck finding a public place w/o that now days), it'd be perfect. Very friendly staff too.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Lewis Ginter is beautiful in the Spring and Summer with all the gardens. It is also worth visiting during the holidays for the Festival of Lights.

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Charlottesville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

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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