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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Address: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
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+1 804-262-9887
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A Touch of Spring in the Winter

We happened to go on a day in February when the seasons seemed confused and there was a touch of spring in the air. The daffodils were almost blooming and one or two flowering... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to go on a day in February when the seasons seemed confused and there was a touch of spring in the air. The daffodils were almost blooming and one or two flowering trees had jumped the gun on the seaon and started to bloom! Even if this was not the case, this is a great place to walk... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to walk around, even in winter, with the walkways and lake. The conservatory is a marvel, and has a hall dedicated to orchids, just fabulous. We could have spent hours in the large gift shop, and the cafe was quite decent. We can't wait to go back in the spring!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It was a fun evening strolling the gardens. The lights are fabulous. It is exciting to look for animals and plants made from lights. The landscape is just beautiful. You can stop to get a bite to eat or hit chocolate. So worth the fee.

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Webster, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A few years ago, my wife "dragged" me to a Christmas lights show at Lewis Ginter, and the following year we became annual pass holders. The regular social events are a great, cheap way to justify getting out of the house. The pathways and walkways are well maintained and the flora is very well labeled. Be sure to check their... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I went on a school field trip. The grounds and plants were definitely worth seeing. Everyone I know who has visited has raved about it. Highly recommend. Note - to see the grounds, it requires a lot of walking. Wear sneakers / comfortable clothing.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

its a nice outing with family. Wish restaurant had better hours and a nice ambiance, although we never got to enjoy it as it always seems to be closed whenever we visited.

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and specifically for mentioning dining at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I'm sorry that the Tea House was closed during your visit. I'd like to clarify the dining options and dining hours here at our garden. We have two restaurants on site, the Garden Cafe and the Robins Tea House, overlooking the... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

They do such a great job with the combination of lighting and foliage to make Christmas Holiday times feel so special. Worth the cost of the ticket, do go!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went here several years ago just to eat in the Tea Room restaurant. The Garden is wonderful and we really must plan another visit this coming spring.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Well worth the trip, even in winter. Beautiful gardens, conservatory and restaurant. Nice place to relax and enjoy nature.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We visited just after Christmas to see the Christmas lights and it was captivating. The price was very reasonable, parking was plentiful (we got there a little early), and the garden is big enough that we never felt like we were in a crowd. The light displays were excellent and included lights representing animals as diverse as a unicorn to... More 

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