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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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There's always something in bloom!

This is a lovely place to visit and unwind. I like to stroll through the garden with a friend, or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
Great botanical garden

The ever changing colors of the plants and the special events that happen are so much fun. The neat... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit and unwind. I like to stroll through the garden with a friend, or point out things to a grandchild. It helps that the names of many of the plants are posted! I get ideas for plants that may...More

1  Thank ActiveLife4Me
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ever changing colors of the plants and the special events that happen are so much fun. The neat little events like yoga and music events are alway different and fun.

Thank ceres1s2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was amazing. Just beautiful ceremony in one of the gardens There is a choice of gardens to choose from. I wasn't very pleased with the food or layout. They do offer beautiful attractions and events.

Thank colleenwhittaker19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even on this hot day, it was magnificent! The flowers, the landscape, the water views, the paths, the fountains, the bridges, the cafes, the greenhouse rooms and the butterflies were tremendous. It looked like fun for the whole family. It's a bit expensive but the...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I were able to go for free as they accept reciprocal memberships at other botanical gardens. The butterfly house was lovely - lots of unusual butterflies from Asia . We also enjoyed the Asian gardens and the cafe. The gift shop was very...More

1  Thank tuckercal34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just lovely. A must see. The butterfly center is just wonderful for all ages to see. Birds and small wildlife can be seen.

1  Thank Gina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a wonderful bontanical garden, the landscaping team does an amazing job. The see taff is friendly and knowledgeable!

1  Thank marshalgrey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome visit albeit too short. We did not get to see it all. Maybe next time. So many people keeping everything beautiful. Only suggestion might be to let those buying tickets how to tell who is a horticulturist in order to ask questions.

Thank Marsha B
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. That's a great suggestion!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling through VA I planned to stop at The Ginter gardens as they were recently spotlighted in Southern Living. As a amateur photographer and gardener I frequent botancial gardens wherever I travel. Nicely laid out I enjoyed the diverse variety of areas and the meandering...More

1  Thank Jmits1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hot day and there was an overflow crowd. All the makings for an exhausting afternoon. Not so. It was simply terrific! The gardens were beautiful and there was plenty of room for the people to see all the exhibits. I will say...More

Thank Alden Bruce B
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What is it like visiting while it's raining? Do the pathways tend to get messy or is it mostly hard surfaces like sidewalks? Thanks, I was thinking of visiting this weekend with a rain forecast.
13 May 2017|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Wow, what a great and helpful community! Thanks everyone. We also do have extra large umbrellas that guests can borrow in the rain if needed. Other tips: The Lora Robins Library (in the Kelly Education Center) has... More
About how long is the usual visit to see the gardens, in hours?
8 May 2017|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Wow, thanks everyone for helping out a fellow visitor! These are all great answers. We've seen visitors that want to spend the whole day exploring (or multiple days) and visitors who want to just spend an hour. We agree, to... More
How much does it cost
24 March 2017|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Admission: Adults $13 Seniors (55+) $11 Military (with ID) $10 Children (3-12) $8 Children (under 3) Free Garden Members Free We also have select Free Admission Days: CarMax Free Fourth of July Genworth Free Community Day... More