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“Pretty but a bit overpriced” 3 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 163 things to do in Richmond
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pretty but a bit overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The flowers are pretty in the spring, and the Christmas lights are nice in the winter. Admission fees are a bit steep (10-12 per person if I remember correctly). The restaurant on site is not worth going to. They had a really cool butterfly exhibit there this summer.

Visited August 2012
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“beautiful holiday experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the Festival of Lights exhibit while in Richmond during the winter holidays. It was stunning! There were crowds of people enjoying themselves outside on a beautiful winter evening. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Beautiful gardens and grounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The plants and architecture are stunnning. During the holidays they have the "Garden Festival of Lights" which is a Richmond tradition. The summer concert series "Groovin' in the Garden" brings top notch performers in for outdoor concerts.

Visited December 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Beautiful and Peaceful Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The gardens, flowers in the spring time are simply gorgeous! the grounds are immaculately kept. The waterfall , is a tranquil oasis to just relax and clear your thoughts, great for alone time away

Visited May 2012
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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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