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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
Phone Number: 804 262 9887
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Ranked #2 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
Hours:
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited it during winter and the major focus is at night when the it is all lit up. It is truly spectacular. Its very romantic and there is even a restaurant in the garden tucked away where you can have a romantic dinner or just drinks if you like. They have an amazing crab soup at the restaurant and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Many acres well laid out. Especially wonderful in spring when they plant hundreds of thousands of spring bulbs, the flowering trees are in bloom and the wildflowers are up and blooming. Worth a trip (plan for at least a couple of hours) and I suggest making reservations at the tea house for lunch. Wonderful setting. For those with children, they... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Every end of year holiday season, LGBG has a special light show. People from old to young could easily spend hours enjoying the lights, some special indoor exhibits, and holiday treats. Taking time to enjoy this exhibit made the holiday time seem even more special. There are special events and activities for all ages through the time of the Gardenfest... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Festival of Lights is always amazing but they truly outdid themselves this year! The expanded garden looked even more like a fairytale city than ever! I always enjoy the children's garden because everything is so fanciful and enchanting. If you haven't been, you owe it to yourself to go, you don't realize what you are missing!!

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Richmond, VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a wonderful place to reconnect with nature. You can wander indoors and out. The conservatory has a wonderful collection of orchids and other tropical plants. Outdoors there are many different types of gardens, from formal beds to Asian Gardens to shady perennial gardens to an amazing children's garden. The biggest miss is the food service. The Tea House is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We have been for the Christmas lights, the butterflies in the summer, the spring blooms and the fall foliage. This place never disappoints. It's obvious a lot of love and care go into these gardens. The gift shop has a large variety of treasures to buy. Their cafe has a very good lunch. We have attended several on site luncheons... More 

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Richmond
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was a first visit ever for myself and husband. We went specifically to see the Christmas lights. Bonus! They had 3 train displays that my husband enjoyed as well. Unfortunately, the night we went was super cold and we didn't wear enough layers. Will so go next year for the lights and plan on a spring visit when the... More 

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Goochland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I take my kids (7 and 10) every year. We used to be members but now live to far away. It is gorgeous in the summer (and you can see Butterflies Live) and really fun with the festival of Lights in the winter. My kids love all aspects of it. The love to see the Japanese garden and the ponds,... More 

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va beach va
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were lucky when we went they had a live butterfly display. Quite impressive. Everything is kept very nice. Looks like a lot of work to keep all of the displays so very beautiful.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I'm not talking about the cost of admission. It's pricy but fair. Lewis Ginter I feel suffers from too much financial well being (of which it has plenty). Some may like the what endless funds buy, but to me it feels contrived and loses the natural beauty one finds at so many botanical gardens. I think botanical gardens are places... More 

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