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“Beautiful, accessible spot to spend a few hours.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
804 262 9887
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Ranked #3 of 159 things to do in Richmond
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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.
Richmond, Virginia
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful, accessible spot to spend a few hours.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

A wonderful place to wander with a camera or visit the with kids. The children's area is so much more than a playground, with exhibits that grow all year-round. Even adults like taking the winding elevated pathways to get to the enormous tree house overlooking the lake and gardens.

The Festival of Lights is also a treat I've enjoyed with whole family at the holidays. More than just lights - indoor exhibits with model trains and floral scenery - s'mores over campfires - lighted maze for the kids.

Visited September 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A beautiful park and gardens for all ages...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This is a terrific attraction. Beautiful manicured gardens, a fun water park for kids and a lovely main building with a restaurant. The garden features shaded pathways that encourage leisurely strolling and seasonal programs in the buildings provide added educational value.

Visited February 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Winter Wonder WOW”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Each year Ginter out does itself in the imaginative and spectacular display of lights and holiday cheer. We wandered the Gardens for 2 hrs. wide-eyed and mouths agape. The displays were amazing. I love the Gardens anytime of year but the holiday displays are one of my favorites. A great place to take out of town visitors. Family and stroller friendly. Do not miss it next year.

Visited December 2012
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great place to take the family; beautify grounds and displays”
4 of 5 stars 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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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“I Love this Place!”
5 of 5 stars 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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