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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
+1 804-262-9887
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Fun Butterfly Garden!

Beautiful grounds, lots to see. A shady path around the lake with children’s play area and tea... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara T
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Williamsburg, Virginia
A wonderful place to spend a couple hours

A beautiful, well-maintained garden! In a couple of hours, you can enjoy this gorgeous garden, a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kevinmarvelle
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful grounds, lots to see. A shady path around the lake with children’s play area and tea room. The orchids are gorgeous and the butterfly habitat is wonderful - so many varieties!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful, well-maintained garden! In a couple of hours, you can enjoy this gorgeous garden, a excellent collection of orchids, butterfly exhibit, etc.

Thank kevinmarvelle
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed walking through the gardens and seeing all the different plants. A bit more signage would be good for plant identification, but the overall effect is great. The butterfly exhibit is wonderful!

Thank Lori N
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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Lori. I will pass along your suggestion for more plant identification signs. We are glad you enjoyed the butterflies exhibit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful place to spend a Saturday morning in April. The weather was gorgeous and it was so nice to take our time walking around and seeing so many daffodils and tulips in bloom. The Butterflies Live exhibit is a must for people of...More

Thank Robin P
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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Robin. We appreciate your comments. So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been on my bucket list for 20 years. I am happy that I finally got to stroll through the Louis Ginter Botanical Garden. I loved every bit of it. We especially loved the rose garden in full bloom and the fun butterfly exhibit....More

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

Lori, We are thrilled that after being on your bucket list 20 years, we did not disappoint. The roses do look spectacular right now, and we are pleased you enjoyed M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! too. Thank you for taking time to write a review. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just happened that we were there during their butterfly exhibit what a fun thing to see. We enjoyed the garden but they were in the midst of changing from spring to summer with their planting so we didn’t get the full affect that the new...More

Thank Sahills
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend 3-4 hrs any day. Walk around the Japanese garden, landscapes and diverse flowering plants and trees. I saw a great peony collection in full bloom, roses and a splendid orchids in the conservatory. It’s relatively compact so can...More

Thank Dharmajit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

just absolutely gorgeous place - anytime you go, but Christmas is stunning - with all the lights - springtime with the flowers, wonderful place to walk and just get lost in the beauty of it all.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, but overpriced, botanical garden. The best part was the butterfly enclosure. If you are also headed to Norfolk don't waste your time here - spend extra time in the Norfolk Botanical Garden, which is really spectacular all year round.More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Jerome. We'd love to hear your suggestions for how we could improve. Feel free to email me directly at JonahH @ lewisginter [dot] org. We're glad to hear how much you enjoy Norfolk Botanical Garden. They...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is rated as on of the top gardens in the world so you know I had to check it out. The staff upon arrival were very pleasant and the park is so vast that you definitely need a couple hours or more to...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review! I will be sure to pass along your compliments regarding our staff, and especially volunteer, Leigh. Hope you get to visit again soon.

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I know I saw some....I would call them. They should know.
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It’s always beautiful but I’d go for early May if you have to choose just one.
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