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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Address: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
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+1 804-262-9887
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

An abundance of different styles of gardens and flowers. Throughout the year, they have different exhibits, such as a butterfly garden, and multiple displays at Christmas time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An abundance of different styles of gardens and flowers. Throughout the year, they have different exhibits, such as a butterfly garden, and multiple displays at Christmas time, including the Garden Fest of Lights. There is always something for all ages to enjoy!

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richmond VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking thru the gardens in any season is wonderful. Christmas is especially exciting because of the jaw-dropping light displays. The food is "meh." Good gift shop.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my Son and his family, which they have an 8 month old, and it was a Great Day. The baby enjoyed the butterflies as did we all, and the Lego statues were fun to hunt down and see. A very fun day!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lewis Ginter is great place to visit during the holiday season. The lights are beautiful. Dress warm and get there early before the crowds arrive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Lewis Ginter Garden during the Holiday Light Festival and we were blown away. The garden is small so walking is no problem. The profusion of lights turn a nice garden to a magical wonderland. Spectacular displays. We also had dinner at the Teahouse, which was delicious, reasonable and you can't be the view. We lived here... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first year to visit and I have been three times now. Peaceful, beautiful, well maintained. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. And the Christmas lights, décor and dollhouse display were all fantastic.

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Thank Tina H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went Friday evening before Christmas eve to see the lights, i was nice but they need to upgrade on some more lights for the price and maybe play some music outside while people are walking around. Overall it was nice.

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Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great evening walking through the gardens. Wonderful and festive. The unicorn and the peacock lights were favorites!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a group of 7 Autism clients to see the lights. They really enjoyed drinking hot chocolate and walking to see all the light displays. They really enjoying the barn fire display and the running dog/wolf we couldnt tell what it was. But they were amazed. Great display, I will come back next year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the festival lights exhibit around the holidays. Great place for a relaxing stroll but can get really busy at times. Great place for a family outing and kids also. Cool exhibits all year round. Fairly priced. Would like to try their restaurant but usually it's to busy to wait to get a table.

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