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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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Don't miss the Butterfly House

I visited this garden in the Fall, and it was very pretty, I can't imagine how lovely it would be in the Spring and Summer. Don't miss the Butterfly House. It was wonderful!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this garden in the Fall, and it was very pretty, I can't imagine how lovely it would be in the Spring and Summer. Don't miss the Butterfly House. It was wonderful!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looking for something do to in Richmond before a late afternoon flight. Knowing we would be sitting for a long time decided to visit the gardens and walk. Loved the greenhouse and the orchids! Looks like a great place for children too.

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm really glad we decided to stop at the Botanical Garden when we saw the exit sign. We spent a relaxing afternoon here and it was very nice. I especially loved the Butterfly Garden. Then we ate at their Café, sitting outside on a beautiful day and had a good lunch.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as part of our weekend in Richmond. There is something here for all ages. It is a beautifully maintained set of gardens with various sections, including two venues for weddings and parties. This is also a family-friendly venue with an entire hands-on section devoted to children. There are various paths you can take... More 

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

We had a very leisurely, relaxing walk around the grounds surrounded by all the beautiful flowers and plants. Our highlight was the "Butterfly House." The gift shop had unique items for sale.

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Keswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to Ginter twice. The first at Xmas time and the second to see the Lego sculptures a week or so ago. Both times, I loved it. Word to the wise - if you go to see the Xmas lights, arrive around 4:30 before it's dark. Hardly anyone there. It will get dark while you're there and it's... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

excellent display at Christmas well worth it! Wonderful food also at their restaurant and reasonably priced.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful experience, lots of fun and lots of pictures were taken. Plus lots of gifts in the gift shop. Easy to find and the butterfly gardens are not to be missed. We used a reciprocal membership from home and it was accepted no problem.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to take a walk and enjoy the colors and the tropical butterflies (in season) They offer reciprocal membership with the Norfolk Botanical Gardens which makes it a real bargain. The volunteers are will informed and very friendly. Beautifully maintained and a real treat for the eyes. Pack a lunch or enjoy the excellent cafe

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Hi Donald, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our Garden and tropical butterflies exhibit. It is true, we do honor the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program, which offers free admission at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America including Norfolk Botanical Garden. So it is indeed a great value. I did want to... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you catch it when it's not too crowded, you get a peaceful walk along beautifully landscaped walkways with ponds, streams, and generally some sort of traveling art display going on. There's a lovely restaurant, and a fun gift shop. Extensive grounds - lots to see.

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