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“Beautiful, accessible spot to spend a few hours.” 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 97 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.
Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful, accessible spot to spend a few hours.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

A wonderful place to wander with a camera or visit the with kids. The children's area is so much more than a playground, with exhibits that grow all year-round. Even adults like taking the winding elevated pathways to get to the enormous tree house overlooking the lake and gardens.

The Festival of Lights is also a treat I've enjoyed with whole family at the holidays. More than just lights - indoor exhibits with model trains and floral scenery - s'mores over campfires - lighted maze for the kids.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“A beautiful park and gardens for all ages...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a terrific attraction. Beautiful manicured gardens, a fun water park for kids and a lovely main building with a restaurant. The garden features shaded pathways that encourage leisurely strolling and seasonal programs in the buildings provide added educational value.

Visited February 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Winter Wonder WOW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Each year Ginter out does itself in the imaginative and spectacular display of lights and holiday cheer. We wandered the Gardens for 2 hrs. wide-eyed and mouths agape. The displays were amazing. I love the Gardens anytime of year but the holiday displays are one of my favorites. A great place to take out of town visitors. Family and stroller friendly. Do not miss it next year.

Visited December 2012
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Great place to take the family; beautify grounds and displays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great place to not only see so many different plants, but also to learn about plants, see them in their full glory, and enjoy a relaxing and beautiful setting. You can take gardening classes, just look around, or to have a special occassion, like a wedding or a family gathering. They offer many different things throughout the gardens and main facility. There are classes, special exhibits like the Butterfly exhibit, the light show during Christmas, etc. It is also a great place to take pictures, whether an amateur or professional.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“I Love this Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lewis Ginter is such a beautiful to go for a walk or to enjoy the beauty as the seasons change. Their orchid garden is gorgeous! The butterfly display was great!!!! Tons of photo ops for those learning to use their camera or looking for a great are to "play". The gift shop has some good gift ideas.

Visited October 2012
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