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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
Phone Number: 804 262 9887
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is...

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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Good (not great), worth a visit.

I've been a few times now, and I confess to being a little confused. Maybe I'm catching them on bad days consistently, but as often as I hear that this is an *excellent* place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Teresa W
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been a few times now, and I confess to being a little confused. Maybe I'm catching them on bad days consistently, but as often as I hear that this is an *excellent* place to take children, every time I've gone with my toddler, all the kid stuff has been off-limits. We still had fun walking around though, and there's... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As good as the best of the botanical gardens we have visited. Signage was very good but wish they would have given us a preferred route to travel on. Perhaps a shuttle to ferry us oldsters around. Greenhouse and butterfly room was well staffed with knowledgeable people. Outside, volunteers were busy weeding and grooming in spite of the hot weather.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I come here every year, this place is so beautiful with a touch of romance. When I just want to enjoy nature on a nice summer day alone I come to Lewis Ginter just to walk around and look at their flowers. They also have great exhibits like the recent Lego sculpture and my favorite the Butterfly Live.

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are just visiting Richmond it is a must see place to visit. The special exhibit this year is Lego sculptures and they are amazing. Also the butterfly exhibit is lovely. If you have small children there is a wonderful play area with water. Make sure they bring swimsuits, they will not want to leave.

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Thank jillieb_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and serene! Acres to explore. Ever changing through the seasons. The butterfly exhibit is amazing. Many places to stop, sit and relax through out the gardens

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Thank BobbiH3
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No matter when you go, you will discover something new. Sometimes I visit just to walk and be surrounded by the beauty. My last visit was for the Lego exhibition, which was great fun. I also really enjoy taking classes here. I learn so much.

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Thank Cynthia P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gardens here are incredible. No matter when we visit, there always seems to be something in bloom. All the plants are labeled, so if you like a variety, it is easy to ask your local garden center to find you the species by name. An added bonus there are the special exhibits. When we were last there, there were... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed visiting and viewing all the different Gardens with-in the Gardens, Various layouts that flow from one type to another type, such as the Fountain Garden, on to Wet-land gardens, children's garden & woodlands. The Conservatory is well laid-out and has nice presentations. Prior to visiting check to see if they are doing a special presentation. A LEGO event... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This garden is awesome !! The grounds are absolutely beautiful and so well tended. Everything was lovely. The gift shop has many great garden gifts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place for a walk in the garden through the woods and by the lake. All in the same wonderful place a short visit or all afternoon

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