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“Your goal: find a quiet spot to relax and reflect” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Ranked #3 of 162 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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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245 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Your goal: find a quiet spot to relax and reflect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Nice grounds to take a stroll with music and headphones. Complaint #1: it was crowded and noisy the day we visited, so it was a challenge achieving the feeling of peace and serenity that I hope to achieve when visiting a park such as this one. Try finding a quiet bench near the tea house or a quiet spot behind the lake (no benches there; you might want to bring a blanket). Complaint #2: I am 55 years young and DID NOT appreciate the discounted price for people over 55. I would rather pay full price and feel young. Actually, I do feel young, so why does this bother me so much?

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Christmas in Lewis Ginter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was my 3rd visit to the gardens at Christmas and each time it has been magical. The flowers, trees, bushes, etc. are all decorated in lights and makes the garden look like a fairyland. The gift shop has some very interesting articles that would make very nice Christmas gifts and there is model train displays, and much more. It starts on Friday after Thanksgiving and runs til early January. There is the Garden cafe where you can get lunch. I definitely will be going again this Christmas.

Visited December 2012
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

What isn't to love about this place. Gorgeous any time of the year with beautiful flowers galore! a great place for a wedding or event.

Visited April 2013
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Midlothian, Virginia
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place to Visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Your kids or grandkids will love this place. Gardens are well taken care of and there are lots of things in bloom throughout the year. During part of the year they have a wonderful butterfly garden which kids absolutely love. There is both indoor and outdoor exhibits available and a kids garden with lots of areas to play in. Interactive activities for the kids will keep them busy for hours. Bring your camera. You can enjoy tea at their tea house and spend some time in the gift shop. This is a delightful place both for adults and kids. There is a tree house to visit as well.
Don't miss this place when you are in Richmond. Easy to get to.

Visited September 2013
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seattle washington
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Serene Gardens and Butterfly House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

One can spend as little or as much time here as desired. The gardens are beautifully arranged and extremely well kept, with markers by interesting and different plants. There is a cafeteria in an elegant house, and in the summer a tea house. The Butterfly enclosure delighted us as the butterflies were so colorful. There is also a wonderful gift shop attached. If you are a family there is an interesting children's tree house and lake also. Highly recommend a visit to this wonderful gardens.

Visited September 2013
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