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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 106 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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Prince George, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

No matter what time of year you go the grounds are always beautiful. We were there for the butterfly exhibit, but my favorite time is Christmas for the evening light tour.

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Stirling
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very well laid out gardens with many features e.g. childrens garden. When we visited the butterfly exhibition was on. They had a big glasshouse full of tropical butterflies flying about amidst the plants. There were some wonderful varieties. It was quite magical. Much of the outdoor display was past its best at the end of the season but there was... More

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The Villages, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A very short distance off of I 95 in Richmond is a delightful botanical garden that has everything for those that love plants, flowers, trees etc. I've driven past this place many times before I stopped this time. This is one of the best maintained botanical gardens I've seen. This includes the National Botanical gardens in D.C. And if you... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Their Garden Fest of Lights is a must-see. We have gone every year for the past 10+ years. We have visited with our son and my mom, and later on just me and my husband for a romantic evening. We make dinner reservations at the Tea Room, which is well worth the trip from Hampton! The dinners are always top... More

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Syracuse, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Do not miss this excellent garden. 3 hours are needed to see it all plus the excellent gift shop. There is a childrens garden and lots of shady, waterside paths.

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Just putting that out there - obviously I like it enough to get season membership every year!! If you're only going to be here for a short time, find out on their website what events they're having and try to go to one of these. The holiday lights (when they string up lights and decorate the whole place), wine tasting... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Gardens were in seasonal transition. Butterfly exhibit with special. Cafeteria lunch was surprisingly good. Didn't allow enough time to see the entire property.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Such a pretty place!! Love it and they constantly update and add new exhibits, one of my favorite places in Richmond!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lewis Giner Garden is a hidden gem in Richmond. The paths thru the grounds takes you on a journey of different plants in various states of bloom depending on the time of year you vist. We checked out the butterfly exhibit in the converstory and it was magical. Butterflies big and small all colors were flying around. Wonder pictures. The... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited the gardens on a sunny Saturday! There was a wide variety of plants and a beautiful lake. We enjoyed our visit, but we didn't enjoy the Tea House. The menu was limited and pricey. We still had a great time!

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