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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
Phone Number: 804 262 9887
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Description: With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden...
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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Butterfly gardens are always an enjoyable experience to walk through. This one was in a large building with water sprayers keeping the room humid (which was great for the plants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Alexandria
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Alexandria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Butterfly gardens are always an enjoyable experience to walk through. This one was in a large building with water sprayers keeping the room humid (which was great for the plants, but not so great for my camera lens)! The gentleman at the door seemed caring and trustworthy (no backpacks were allowed inside, which had me a bit concerned with my... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Christmas season light display was phenomenal! My mom and I lucked out and had mild weather so we were able to stroll around at leisurely pace. Love the Japanese gardens. I am sure it is beautiful all year but I definitely recommend the winter lights.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The butterfly exhibit was going on and was very nice. I love to roam these gardens. I think they did a much needed renovation to the Flagler Pavilion where people get married by adding steps to the front of the pavilion. Staff was very friendly.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived to be told we were there on THE day of peak blooms for the roses. Large rose garden artfully arranged in color and variety. Wander the woodland path for solitude and peace. Tip: save the butterfly house for last. You'll be tempted to head there first, but in the summer resist the urge. It's 95 degrees and 95% humidity... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to visit the Garden on a picture perfect afternoon. The weather was gorgeous and the grounds incredible. The butterfly exhibit was enjoyable by our family with older children, and we seemed to share the wonder with the younger children and seemingly every adult marvelling at the wondrous creatures. The orchids in the greenhouse were breathtaking, as were... More 

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This garden is not just for adults, it is very child friendly! They have the most beautiful flowers and plants. The fountains are gorgeous! They have a butterfly room with lots of butterflies that just land on your hands and shoulders. They have a hill children can roll down, as several where the day we visited. They have soothing ponds... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had the wedding in the rose garden just when the flowers were peaking! It was like out of a fairytale! The fragrances! The staff left no detail uncovered. The catering and service staff were excellent. The entire gardens were ours to enjoy. The photographer duo,Cardinal Rose, were creative energetic and enthusiastic. The cake was from Cakes by Graham. So... More 

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My Grandsons ages 2 and 4 had great time at the Gardens. The flowers are gorgeous and the Butterfly Exhibit is Amazing! The boys loved al the gorgeous colors and seeing them I their environment up close. We also went to the water Park and had a great time. We got a yearly membership so we can go again and... More 

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Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We love going to the Ginter Garden. It is always so well maintained and lovely flowers blooming everywhere. This time, we did go into the butterfly house, and it was the absolute best butterfly garden we have been to. There were hundreds of distinct butterflies, so unafraid of people...just doing their thing of eating and flying, posing for many photos.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Love the place - in the Spring time especially or at Xmas with all the lights. It is breath taking......

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