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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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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We love to visit this garden, and have done so in just about all seasons. From the summer musical presentations to the Christmas exhibits, we've really enjoyed this space. It's always well organized and is a special attraction of the Richmond region! If you like gardens, and/or colors, be sure to put this place on your list.

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Springfield
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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This Botanical Garden is very beautiful. Visit the Butterfly house - there are many butterflies from all around the world.

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Gatlinburg, TN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This place is gorgeous. Laid out well, everything is identified well. Spent 4 hours there and would like to go again if I come this way in the future. Got great pictures but cant get them to load onto tripadvisor website. :( If botanical gardens are "your thing" this is a cant miss!!!

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lewis Ginter is an amazing Botanical Garden. It is part botanical garden, part children play center, part butterfly conservatory, and part art education center. The water fountains and gardens are beautiful here. Great place for people of all ages to stroll through. The smell of orchid garden was also worth the visit. The butterfly conservatory is great place for the... More

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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

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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