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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great botanical garden

Nice conservatory with great orchid display. Various types of gardens and lake. The library is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden ...

Definitely worth a visit ... Admission is $13 per adult (2018-2019) and it can get very crowded on... read more

Reviewed 5 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...more
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1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice conservatory with great orchid display. Various types of gardens and lake. The library is amazing too! Well worth a trip with seasonable plants. The tulips and a million bulbs in April is so beautiful. Check out the illuminated night lights during the winter holiday...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth a visit ... Admission is $13 per adult (2018-2019) and it can get very crowded on weekends. I don't go every year but once every several years and it's worth a visit every time. It is a great place to bring children or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a delightful evening wandering the beautifully illuminated gardens at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. We visited on a mild Monday evening in early December and arrived just at dusk which allowed us easy parking access and time to walk through the gardens and see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lindakimberley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I do not visit here often enough, Christmas is the time to go. This year I believe the lights were the best yet. I would love to know how many lights they have. The layout of the lights is beautiful and having some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know the Garden Fest relies on volunteers to put the lights up and it’s nice, but not as awesome as in the beginning. The lights were just laid out in lines on the open grounds, or wound around the trees. I saw 2 Pokémon...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the gift shop during Christmas. It was such a lovely place. I ended up eating in the cafe which was delightful! Can't say enough nice about this lovely place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank debber44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe too late for this Christmas (ends Jan 7). But try to get there if you can. This is what one million Christmas lights looks like. Kids will love it. They even had special days to bring your dog! Food, music, model trains were just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an event there in the evening and afterwards we got to walk and see the lights. The landscaping is beautiful!,Great night!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank techgmu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best in the US based on visits to other Botanical gardens in San Francisco, Houston, Knoxville, Chicago and Scotland. Beautifully maintained. Full service including well stocked gift shhop and restaurant. Easy parking. Great staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank horizonseeker2016
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, Thank you so much for your kind words. What a compliment!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! During the Christmas season, the garden has a millions of lights. Go early, it gets crowed. Make reservations and save the wait in line. Probably the best gift store I've ever seen. Really neat that they opened the library. A great family outing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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25 December 2018|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Good morning, Spring, summer or fall would be better for maternity photos. You can learn more about our photo policy on our website. Click on "Facility Rental" and then "Photography".
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Response from N4774RZroberth | Reviewed this property |
Still plenty to see in October both outdoor and indoor in their large greenhouse. The orchids are especially nice. Also they often have special events on weekends which are often enjoyable.