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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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Beautiful at the holidays

This is one of the most festive places at Christmas time. They have so many different displays and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daceliberti
via mobile
A Walk Through the Garden

I had read about how this garden was one of the best gardens in the world. Because... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
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+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most festive places at Christmas time. They have so many different displays and it’s so spread out that you never feel like you are amongst the crowd. So colorful yet so elegant and prettyMore

Thank Daceliberti
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Daceliberti, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, especially at Christmastime. I saw that you gave us a one-star rating and since your review is positive, I wonder if that is a mistake....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about how this garden was one of the best gardens in the world. Because I was in town, I went by to see it. Well, it exceeded the expectations. Prepare to be wowed when you enter.

Thank JohnBCowgill
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

John, We're glad to hear you stopped by and was pleased with your experience at the Garden. Thank you for the good review. We hope you will come back to visit and enjoy the Garden through the seasons.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

stopped by to see the butterflies. what a treat. this is a beautiful garden. it was a warm sunny day for the visit. make a visit if you are in the area!!

Thank Perry R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We mostly came for the live butterfly exhibit. ...we weren't disappointed! Very knowledgeable staff & a great experience.

Thank AnzaLen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide variety of florals and plants. Be prepared to walk. Cafe by pond has surprisingly good food, but main cafe is so-so and usually way too crowded with trouble finding seating. Great place to take grandchildren, they love to roam and feed the fish. Have...More

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We're glad that you enjoy the Garden and all the services/exhibitions that we offer. That being said, I'm really sorry that you were not impressed with the Garden's Cafe. If you don't mind,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been many times. Great garden area with a tree house for kids where they can run and play. Excellent formal and Asian gardens. Went to the light show at the holidays last year which was really fun for everyone. Don't miss the butterfly house.

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

The gardens are always beautiful here. Their plant sale is full of specimens you might not normally see to add to your own space at home.

Thank Christine R
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of all that you experienced with us in this special place. We're glad to see that you enjoyed your time here and we really appreciate you taking the time to review Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Reviewed September 13, 2017

If you love butterflies, exotic plants and flowing streams of water - then the Lewis Ginter garden is the place for you to go to! This summer has been particularly exceptional with the 'wild art' and the nights of dance every Thursday. The food is...More

Thank Sombo C
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Garden and were able to find some peace here. We'll let our staff know that you especially enjoyed our Wild Art exhibition and our Flowers After 5 events. Our staff take great pride in...More

Reviewed September 13, 2017

Visiting Lewis Ginter for the winter light display has become an annual ritual in our household. While the lighting appears similar every year, I find the winter gardens & the dome-conservatory fascinating. A great place to spend a couple of hours, though gets expensive at...More

Thank Amey K
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

A visit in Amy season is wonderful. Flowers galore, indoor tropical plants, seasonal exhibits, evening concerts, tea room. Plenty of parking. Membership best value

Thank Les K
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Luv2TravelStratford
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July 14, 2017|
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It was almost 90 when we visited. There are plenty of shady areas and benche to sit on. And the buildings are all air conditioned.
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painterlymuse
May 12, 2017|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Wow, what a great and helpful community! Thanks everyone. We also do have extra large umbrellas that guests can borrow in the rain if needed. Other tips: The Lora Robins Library (in the Kelly Education Center) has... More
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