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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 99 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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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautifully maintained gardens, with interactive butterfly exhibit, fish pond where kids can feed the fish, and fantastic kids' area with spray park, music, art, imaginative play and climbing areas. My 3 and 6 year olds were both enthralled and we could have stayed a great deal longer than we did.

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Alexandria, VA
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222 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is a very impressive place to enjoy the outdoors. The indoors Conservancy is also filled with diverse and colorful plants. The butterfly house complete with a conduct tutorial is enjoyable. We also enjoyed the Garden Café for a nice break. We think that you probably can enjoy this place (not counting lunch) in 2-3 hours.... More

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Glen Allen, Va
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We go throughout the year to enjoy the different flowers, shrubs, etc. in bloom. It is definitely it's most spectacular in the spring, and fall. In December, the Festival of Lights is amazing - one word of advice - go during the week and avoid the weekend. They create different scenes each year.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved this place! On a nice sunny day, it was so nice to walk through gorgeous gardens full of so many different flowers in bloom (gorgeous hydrangias!!) It was helpful that many of the flowers and plants had name markers. The paths are well marked and it was nice to walk to the different areas within the site. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews 150 reviews
58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Gardens are beautiful and well maintained. We went on a sunny, summer Sunday and it was surprisingly not terribly busy. They had the Butterflies Live exhibit in the conservatory which was very interesting. About 40 different types of butterflies. Beautiful flowers and colors abound. I was especially impressed that most of the flora was labeled. Unfortunately, they don't allow picnicing... More

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Rochelle, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was very well maintained. It was in October and things were not in bloom much but it was still very nice.

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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This may be my new favorite place in the world. So many gorgeous flowers, butterflies, frogs, turtles, a tea garden, lakes, streams, and more. The price is a steal for what you get. Even the cafe has delicious food. Photographers will be especially thrilled with all there is to see. I will be going back more than once!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I visited on July 13th, 2014. I'm 61 and she is 52. The gardens are very appealing with beautiful flowers, shrubbery and scenery which offers many opportunities for some great photos. I'm retired military and they gave us a two dollar discount per ticket when I showed my ID. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable about... More

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The gardens are pretty but the price is a bit steep for those who do not want to be "annual members". The kids water area is cute but too small.

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Long Island, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I attended the Flowers After 5 program that the Garden holds on Thursdays during the summer time. The grounds weren't too crowded and it was so peaceful to walk around. There is such a wide variety of flowers and they were all in bloom. You can sit on benches and just admire nature's beauty. It would be great to see... More

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