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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228
Phone Number: +1 804-262-9887
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Christmas lights

The promotions advertised half a million lights and that might be understated. This is a beautiful display, great place to walk while enjoying the lovely (peacock) and frivolous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The promotions advertised half a million lights and that might be understated. This is a beautiful display, great place to walk while enjoying the lovely (peacock) and frivolous (unicorn) designs. The reflection of the conservatory surrounded by colorful Christmas trees in the lake was especially enjoyable and made a great picture. I also liked the items available in the souvenir... More 

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Opelika AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was perfection! We ate as a group of 16 in the Robin cafe... make sure and have the meatloaf... yum! The gift shop is spectacular. The curating of the items is SO well done. I have been in museum / garden gift shops all over the world and I can honestly say this is one of the very best.... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time to see the lights, was very nice. Very relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the lights. Lots of walking, a few buildings to warm up in and to enjoy there were trains and doll houses in one building and the visitor center for the other building with a store and cafe. Nice time for families or couples.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the GardenFest of Lights holiday light show over the weekend. Very well done. Easy to walk the entire area. Event is described as the ultimate holiday extravaganza but there was no reference to Christmas or holiday celebration. I also suggested to the volunteers taking tickets music would be a nice addition. Regardless it is a must see at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit! This is the third time I have visited the light show at this wonderful botanical garden and it never disappoints! I highly recommend a visit here, anytime of the year but the Gardenfest is not to be missed! There is something for everyone!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with the family over Thanksgiving and was blown away by the light displays and the beauty of the grounds themselves. Traffic was heavy for the first night, but well under control and we got in and out easily. The displays themselves were well done and it was not overly gaudy. Wonderful holiday event for all ages!

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Richmond Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local resident, I happily spend many hours at each of these attractions each year. When family recently visited from the West Coast, these are the two attractions I most recommended to them.

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petersburg, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely garden with somethig to see and enjoy every month of the year. I especially enjoy the conservatory. Really nice to take grandkids at Christmas for the night tour.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ginter Garden during the holiday season has one of the country's most spectacular light displays. Children and parents will be amazed at the various displays and the artistic use of colors and specialty electronics will be the cause of many screams of delight. There are special stops for cocoa and other childrens' delights. Be prepared for much walking. There... More 

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people think of gardens as a place to go in Spring or Summer. This one is well worth a Fall visit. As the leaves change and the blooms fade the staff enhance the grounds with blooming pansies, miles of colorful lights outlining the trees and paths as well as displays of fall items, from scarecrows to colorful pumpkins and... More 

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