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“Great place to take the family; beautify grounds and displays”

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Ranked #3 of 168 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase
Glen Allen, Virginia
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69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place to take the family; beautify grounds and displays”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great place to not only see so many different plants, but also to learn about plants, see them in their full glory, and enjoy a relaxing and beautiful setting. You can take gardening classes, just look around, or to have a special occassion, like a wedding or a family gathering. They offer many different things throughout the gardens and main facility. There are classes, special exhibits like the Butterfly exhibit, the light show during Christmas, etc. It is also a great place to take pictures, whether an amateur or professional.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“I Love this Place!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lewis Ginter is such a beautiful to go for a walk or to enjoy the beauty as the seasons change. Their orchid garden is gorgeous! The butterfly display was great!!!! Tons of photo ops for those learning to use their camera or looking for a great are to "play". The gift shop has some good gift ideas.

Visited October 2012
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delightful Gardens”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I love exploring Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. No matter the season they have something of interest going on. The Butterfly exhibit they hosted was beyond amazing. No matter the age, there is something here for everyone. And the food in the restaurant area is delicious as well. Their light show at Christmas is a true treat for the entire family. Keep up the great work!

Visited May 2012
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Pure eye candy”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I love their special attractions in the spring. The exhibitions are wonderful. The sale events feature plants you can't find just anyplace and they're usually very good prices for top quality seedlings and plants.

Visited October 2012
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Gloucester, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Even in January, a Treat!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We visited the gardens on January 21, 2013, and even though it was cold and most of the outdoor gardens weren't in bloom, the conservatory was such a treat. We are planning to go back in April so we can see the outdoor gardens in their splendor but had a fantastic time looking at/shooting the orchids, etc. Gorgeous place, truly.

Visited January 2013
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