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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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Great conservatory

In blossom season a delight. Orchids in the conservatory were exceptional and we loved the walk round the lake. Picky staff in the café though, I'd go elsewhere to eat next time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm giving this a 3 but was really wanting to give it a 5. There we're areas That wowed me and other areas That left me wondering how it was voted #2 in botanical gardens in the us by USA today survey. I was a little let down by the appearance coming in. I guess I was expecting a wow... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

we will return but we were charged full price, although little was in bloom. The greenhouse was beautiful, however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

In blossom season a delight. Orchids in the conservatory were exceptional and we loved the walk round the lake. Picky staff in the café though, I'd go elsewhere to eat next time.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

so happy when I moved here to Richmond to find an awesome worldclass botanical gardens......they keep adding to it and making it better each year that I"ve been here since 2011.........so lovely this spring to have the docks to walk out on the lake.......love the see through panels to not hide the water views: good job........and the tulips this year... More 

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a half day at VMFA, then half day at Ginter. The tour guide had visited the same Art of the Flower and tied the gardens in very well with the difference between 2-D paintings and 3-D garden experiences--smell, touch, walk around. She covered the framing of plants with visuals such as walls and walkways. We really enjoyed her... More 

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Chester, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In a recent sunny day we decided to take in the gardens spring flowers. It was a beautiful day but we left feeling there should have been more. There was just not as many outdoor blooms as we thought there would be. We definitely will be back for the rose blooms. We like their garden shop too. So many different... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This seems like a great place to take kids. There's a large area where kids can play in various pint-sized buildings. There's a "tree house" that kids / parents can walk up into that overlooks a small lake. Plenty of paths to stroll and walk. Quiet places too if you don't have kids and good food. Recommend the tea house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I almost crossed Richmond of my list of places to stop on my road trip because I was running late for everything. I decided to cut a day off DC instead since I had already been. My first of 2 stops was the Ginter gardens. I wasn't expecting much because it was early spring but even with most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We really enjoyed just walking along the paths and visiting the greenhouse! The gift shop is also wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had heard a lot about this place from my sis as well as my parents, who loved their visit here. It's a good place to visit, maybe better during the summer. I loved the orchids in the greenhouse. Best collection I've seen recently.

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