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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 97 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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Richmond
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Wonderful gardens both inside and out. Christmas lights make a wonderful time to visit.

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Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

My family absolutely loves this place. Our first visit was shortly before Christmas on a unseasonably warm evening. We roamed the gardens at night for several hours and the decorations were absolutely amazing. Dinner at the restaurant was very good and my wife and loved our shrimp and grits entree. Our one visit was enoough for us to invest in... More

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I have gone to LGBG many times over the past 20 years of living in the area and there is always something new and exciting to discover.

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Cameron, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

A great garden, nice and peaceful walking around the many acres. Really worth a visit if in the Richmond VA area

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

I am a native Richmonder, and I LOVE the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. They have a Christmas light show which is fantastic, and a Butterfly Garden in the Summer as well as many other special events and exhibitions. And the grounds are just beautiful year round! They have activities for kids, a really nice cafe and gift shop, and even... More

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richmond
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Went to see the chrismas light tour that they offer in the winter months. Very nice and beautiful. Great for all ages too!

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The Lewis Ginter Botanical gardens is an absolute pleasure most any time of the year but especially in Spring. I love to stroll around and even take notes on the plants I like to get geared up for my own garden. The garden shop is really really good. The cafe is nice too. This is a lovely, lovely place and... More

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Richmond, Indiana
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The best ever botanical garden. We have been to others and they were not as good as this one. It is big and alot to see and worth it. The flowers and different trees, etc. are a must see. At Christmas time, they light up all the trees and form shapes out of lights. Every building has lights and decorated... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

My family and neighborhood makes it a yearly tradition to go to the Botanical Gardens at Christmas. We are never disappointed. So many colorful lights! This is the icing on the cake for Richmond, VA during tacky light season - granted the Botanical Gardens are more classy than tacky. :) Make sure you get a hot cocoa and stand by... More

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

We are so happy we are part of your holiday family tradition. Thank you for taking the time to review Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden & Dominion GardenFest of Lights. More

Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Serene, beautiful. a day trip I always look forward to and wish I could do more often. We thought the food was surprisingly good as well.

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