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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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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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it was hot as hell, as in 98*, but we made it thru the entire garden because we kept seeing things ahead that we wanted to look @ more closely...the lego event was on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it was hot as hell, as in 98*, but we made it thru the entire garden because we kept seeing things ahead that we wanted to look @ more closely...the lego event was on display...very impressive...absolutely loved the butterfly exhibition, truly magical...the gift shop was very well stocked and well priced...spent more than we planned b/c of this...lovely garden items... More 

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Newark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As mentioned in the title, I am a member and volunteer. (This is not an unbiased review.) Many long-time residents of Richmond are surprised to discover this gem. Often their first visit is during GardenFest, from 5-10pm, the day after Thanksgiving to the second Monday in January. It is stunning at that time - with about half a million lights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lego sculptures are a very cool addition to the lovely gardens. The architecture and the flowers and fauna complement one another beautifully.

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Hopewell, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is always something beautiful and interesting to see from gardens, to butterflies to Christmas lights. Great for children to learn so much while having a great relaxing day.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place is nice and interesting. However, it needs more work to make it more appealing to the senses. We attended a wedding and it was a rainy evening. The place it very cozy for a romantic celebration but the down side is that, you have to walk (quite a distance) to the event place. Maybe there should be a... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The gardens are gorgeous and the Lego attractions don't diminish the beauty. You can walk for hours or find an inviting spot to read a book, sit & mediate. During the summer, a water play area is set up for kids, what a great way to cool off while enjoying nature.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rose garden is outstanding and a great place to get married with the white roses in the back ground. The conservatory is to enjoy. The gardens change throughout the year. Right now there is a leggo exhibit in the gardens. Butterflies are in the conservatory. Nice Café and interesting restaurant hidden in the garden.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our 2 year old granddaughter to see the lights and artwork in December. She really loved it all, but especially the train display.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to live in the area and have visited this green many times at different times of the year. It's truly beautiful!! You could spend hours here looking at all the beautiful flowers, the children's garden is really neat also. My kids were too old, however there are lots of ways to burn off some energy here. Easy walking... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to walk for a few hours. Great for kids of all ages. Workers can be a bit surly but just ignore that and enjoy the scenery.

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