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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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Lovely gardens

Excellent gardens, pleasant paths and a wide variety of flowers, trees, plants. Greenhouse with butterflies very nice. Nice areas to sit and relax. Fun kids area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent gardens, pleasant paths and a wide variety of flowers, trees, plants. Greenhouse with butterflies very nice. Nice areas to sit and relax. Fun kids area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

For those who like to contemplate the beauty that God created, this is very well maintained place with various trails adorned by various types of flowers, plants and butterflies. It is a place to spend the day with family, relax and enjoy the natural beauty.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great day trip. Nice variety of flowers and greenery. Visit every month for different varieties of flowers. Activities for kinds too.

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Framingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

enjoyed our visit to the garden. nice cafes also. in August so flowers a bit quieter. butterfly exhibit was well done.

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We walked this attraction for a good two hours – Place has a fantastic garden layout you can spend hours walking around. Besides all the neat turtles in the pond, they have a great butterfly house in one of the greenhouses

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens and just a joy to walk through! I took my children and their favorite thing was looking at the butterflies.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is in the midst of a neighborhood - one of the many neighborhoods that tobacco king Ginter designed and built - and what an unexpected delight it is! The Garden changes with all four seasons with varied flowers and greenery for each. The Butterfly exhibit is particularly charming, the gift shop excellent and the Christmas Lights... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens are beautiful and we've gone for multiple events, both private and public. The GardenFest of Lights is a real treat at Christmastime and makes for a great family outing or date night. The tickets can be a little pricey, but it's worth a look.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I am a member of Lewis Ginter and visit there regularly to take photographs. A beautiful place year round.

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this local site, and really enjoyed the butterflies live exhibit. After a couple hours, we were ready to leave. Nice short half day trip. I look forward to going back during the winter when they offer a lights exhibit.

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