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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 104 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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous! Could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding venue. The grounds were well groomed and the roses were spectacular.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Allow some time to get through all of the wonderful gardens here. The tree house is an excellent vantage point, and could probably hold thirty people comfortably. Lots of water features, a lake, streams, etc. add to the design. The atrium is filled with orchids and other exotics, and even has a butterfly area. The stone work around the rose... More

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West Hollywood, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

But as it was off-limits to dogs I could only appreciate how lovely it must be when one goes into the interior.

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your 4-star review. We appreciate you taking the time to write. I wanted to let you know that we do allow dogs on certain days. In summer we host Fidos After 5 events on select Thursdays in June, July & August, where owners can bring leashed pets to enjoy the Garden, live music & wine. In winter,... More

Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Be ready to walk to really enjoy but it is well worth it. We went for the butterfly exhibit and it was spectacular!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

K so here is my review... I get dragged here EVERY December cause my family always gathers here to view the lights... It looks pretty but I would imagine it's prettier in the summer when everything is in bloom, as for the lights... You should go but be sure to bundle up... Virginia winters can be pretty cold... Me i... More

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Lithuania/VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It happened so that I mainly visited this garden in winter, during the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights, which starts at the end of November and lasts till almost the middle of January. My friends and I have been there 3 times. The first time impressed me the most. Maybe because it was the first or maybe because the theme... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Some relatives of our family flew in for a visit. So we decided to show them around Richmond. One of the places we showed them was the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. It was a wonderful place.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I took my 3 grandchildren, ages 3,5,7 and they had a blast at the children's area running through the sprinklers singing & dancing! They go quite often and always enjoy a visit. It was incredible when they took me to the butterfly enclosure and showed it to me. A memorable visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A wonderful botanical garden with acres of blooms and a beautiful atrium full also which had a butterfly exhibit on recent visit. A teahouse and a cafe, both very good food. And of course a gift shop. Make sure to visit at Christmas time also as they have the gardens lit up beautifully.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Allow plenty of time to explore the gardens and the gift shop. The gift shop is also a garden shop with wonderful garden accessories.

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