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“Go for the Christmas lights!” 4 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 83 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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.
Fredericksburg, VA
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“Go for the Christmas lights!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We went during Christmas when they have all the gardens illuminated. A fun evening, though often crowded, with the family or your sweetie. Might want to go on a weeknight or less than perfect weather night if you're going for Christmas.

Visited December 2012
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richmond va
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“Everyone should go there once.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

It is a little pricey, but beautiful. Nice place for lunch or dinner. Many people have weddings there.

Visited January 2013
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Mount Rainier, Maryland
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“All of the Lights!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We went for the Festival of Lights event in December and it was beautiful!! So many themes and magical set-ups. Family friendly and accessible. I thought it was a bit pricey, but it could have been worse. We got lots of pictures and got hot chocolate because it was absolutely freezing. I am not a fan of walking around, but there was enough to see to keep me entertained and not thinking about how tired of walking I was. I've seen it once now, so I may not have to see it again, but it was definitely beautiful and a lot of fun.

Visited December 2012
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Orange, Virginia
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“A Richmond Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What a perfectly lovely place to spend an afternoon. Gardens full of roses, an amazing butterfly garden, and easily walked trails. This is a smaller, but just as well managed, version of Longwood Gardens right here at home.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Went with the family for the light show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

It was quite beautiful and the grounds were flawless. They have an expansive gift shop which my granny loved. It was a bit of walking to see all of the lights and getting to and from the parking lot so I'd recommend a wheel chair or just lots of time for those who have a hard time getting around. They do have a lot of benches as well which helps. My favorite part was the orchid exhibit, it was gorgeous!

Visited December 2012
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