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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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WILMINGTOM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this garden on August 5, 2014. Absolutely wonderful and serene. Loved the whole experience. The butterfly house was surreal. I have a picture of a butterfly that sat on my left shoulder as I walked through the exhibit. Before leaving the gardens, we ate lunch @ the Tea House. I had the Cali Shrimp Salad, which was phenomenal. My... More

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the nicest botanical gardens I've ever seen. Words simply won't so it justice, so you better scoot on over there and check it out for yourself. There's a wide variety of plants, both oindoor and out. Everything is always pristine and perfectly manicured. I've also been to several concerts there, including Bruce Hornsby, and they are... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Was there August 21, 2014. 93 degrees. Way too hot, but it did not stop me from enjoying this beautiful botanical garden. The Japanese Garden is very serene. The conservatory had a butterfly exhibit and beautiful orchids. The rose garden was beautiful. there was so much I missed due to the heat. I sat in the shade near the children's... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The setting is absolutely lovely; you don't realize you're in a fairly large city, since this pastoral setting is removed from the hustle and bustle, and the visitor can enjoy the natural beauty of hundreds of species of plants and flowers. There is also a wonderful butterfly exhibit that introduces you to wide variety of butterflies from all over the... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited this garden in the middle of August, well past the peak bloom season, and still found it to be beautiful. Allow two or three hours minimum to fully enjoy at a leisurely pace. Being an avid photographer, I found many photo opts. Do not miss the butterfly garden. We had an excellent light lunch at Japanese tea house. We... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my wife and mother here today. I saw their web page. If you like flowers and butterflies, you will love it here. there is a large butterfly section that is fabulous. The gardens are lovely. Your children and your parents will love it. It is a great place to spend part of or the whole day.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

For a day trip from Smithfield, Va. we adventured to the Garden in Richmond, Va. Our cousins met us their from their hometown of Gloucester, Va. It took us about 1 1/2 hrs. to get there. It is a beautiful Botanical Garden with something for everyone that likes the outside. There was several groups of children that enjoyed the ponds,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We go here weekly and really love the butterfly exhibit. The splash area is a nice touch for little ones trying to beat the heat. I especially enjoy the library.

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I absolutely love Lewis Ginter. I have been there on several occasions at all times of the year. My latest visit was on the Fourth of July, and once again, it didn't disappoint. I would love to schedule an event there as the atmosphere is just perfect! We always enjoy eating lunch in their cafe - it is both reasonable... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great gem in Richmond. Currently has butterfly exhibit which is extraordinary. The gardens are beautiful.

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