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“Orchids were lovely- library is sensational” 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 #2 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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.
New Market, Va
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Orchids were lovely- library is sensational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I visit frequently in various seasons and am never disappointed. The orchid show seemed more extensive and I love visiting the library devoted to gardens, plants, etc

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Stunning Orchid Exhibit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a great way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon! We walked around the warm green house and saw the absolutely beautiful orchid exhibit. A huge variety of orchids were on display and each one was absolutely beautiful. We also enjoyed a bite to eat during our visit--which was quite good. While we'd planned on sticking around for the bonfire that was scheduled, it was unfortunately cancelled because of high winds. We very much look forward to our next visit to the Botanical Garden, especially when the spring flowers are in full bloom!

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Such a beautiful place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Must visit this place. So beautiful. The flowers and garden were just delightful. The hotel I stayed at recommended I visit this place and I'm glad I did.

Visited January 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 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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“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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