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“Spectacular!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Gardens
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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.
Rice VA
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“Spectacular!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We visited Lewis Ginter for the first time during this Christmas season and what a wonderful treat! The lights were awesome. These were not your typical holiday lights - there are themes, color schemes and sites for all ages. We arrived while there was still daylight in order to have an idea of what we would view at night. Then we had dinner at the Tea Room. Very nice experience. We ended the evening with a night walk through the gardens and absolutely enjoyed the scenery. The library complex is worth a preview as is the conservatory. There is a gift shop and another place to eat in the visitors center. Parking is ample and all in all, this was a delightful Christmas excursion. We will definitely return during other seasons and will probably become members.

Visited December 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“A nice stroll...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Very deceptive upon pulling into the parking lot. I took my wife here on a date and was a bit apprehensive because it looked small. After paying the entrance fee, we walked outside and the grounds just opened up. There is a nice size greenhouse that is situated on top of the hill (depending on which way you're looking). Inside the greenhouse was a butterfly exhibit. The gardens opened up further to display different types/examples of vegetation. There were a lot of paths to walk through and meditate. There is even a large area where children can play (and it looks like they do!). A beautiful place for couples or families with young children.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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“Very nice garden - would plan as "side" visit, not main vacation attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The garden is very nice and there are many other attractions in the Richmond area. If visiting and you like gardens, this would def be on my list.

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“Nice place to visit, especially for the lights at Christmas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Nice ground. Not huge but plenty to see. Nice walking tour with lights at Christmas. Decent gift shop. Ample parking, except can be full at Christmas for lights.

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Richmond, Virginia
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“had a membership”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

wished we had been able to use it more. the exhibits are always changing and the christmas exhibit is spectacular

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