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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 82 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Too much good stuff to write here. Suffice it to say that its well worth the time and few bucks it costs to visit this place when all the Christmas lights are on. Looking forward to visiting again when all the plantings are in bloom

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Union Hall, VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We visited years ago when Christmas lighting was new in this garden. We drove 2-3 hours to come back and see it again. Spectacular!

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Anita, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived about 4:00 (as suggested for parking). We were able to walk right in and wander about as the lights became more and more vivid. By the time we headed back from the far side of the property, more people were arriving and the lights were spectacular! I'm glad we saw the detail before and the whole effect before... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Another spectacular show of lights, holidays and history. We especially enjoyed the bicycle theme and history they built into this years display.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We recently moved to Richmond and had previously visited Ginter Garden only in the summer. We were very impressed by the multitude and variety of light displays throughout the Garden this holiday season, especially the Peacock and the maze. Viewed from the Conservatory, the rest of the Garden is especially festive and colorful. We didn't know that there were dollhouses... More 

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Arlington, VA
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214 reviews 214 reviews
68 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I am sure this is a lovely garden in spring and summer, but it's the best garden around in the winter, with glorious colorful lighting from 5 to 10 pm. This is not the typical holiday display of santa or angels. These are amusing and creative themes and bold and lovely lights from the ground cover to the tree tops,... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Our family has been going to Lewis Ginter for over 26 years and it keeps getting better. Our seasonal trips(spring, summer, fall, lights show) have continued to a delight. The butterflies and the trains during the light festival are our grandchildren favorite. Then concerts have been a welcome addition. I think it is the most beautiful botanical garden in country!... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Spent the evening wandering the magical Festival of Lights. Creatively put together,fun, diverse imaginative!! So worth the time......enjoy!!

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited on a cold, clear, full moon night. The lights, over a half million, were very cool. There are displays in and outside. The grounds are covered with imaginative light creations. The Conservatory has beautiful tropical flowers, all lit, and also has a succulent garden room with a lit up fairy land theme. I can see why this is... More 

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Virginiaq
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Food is what you would expect in a walk thru with your tray. Not bad, not exceptional, but good. The grounds are really worth the trip!

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