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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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Nice in all seasons

We've been many times. Great garden area with a tree house for kids where they can run and play... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer H
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Plant sale!

The gardens are always beautiful here. Their plant sale is full of specimens you might not normally... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christine R
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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%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
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+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been many times. Great garden area with a tree house for kids where they can run and play. Excellent formal and Asian gardens. Went to the light show at the holidays last year which was really fun for everyone. Don't miss the butterfly house.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gardens are always beautiful here. Their plant sale is full of specimens you might not normally see to add to your own space at home.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love butterflies, exotic plants and flowing streams of water - then the Lewis Ginter garden is the place for you to go to! This summer has been particularly exceptional with the 'wild art' and the nights of dance every Thursday. The food is...More

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

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Garden and were able to find some peace here. We'll let our staff know that you especially enjoyed our Wild Art exhibition and our Flowers After 5 events. Our staff take great pride in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting Lewis Ginter for the winter light display has become an annual ritual in our household. While the lighting appears similar every year, I find the winter gardens & the dome-conservatory fascinating. A great place to spend a couple of hours, though gets expensive at...More

Thank Amey K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A visit in Amy season is wonderful. Flowers galore, indoor tropical plants, seasonal exhibits, evening concerts, tea room. Plenty of parking. Membership best value

Thank Les K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful garden that has areas that even the children can have memorable times. The butterfly exhibit allows children as well as adults enjoy the colors and flights of numerous species. The gardens also has a large area devoted to children with various...More

Thank chdykeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very pleasant experience eating in the cafe. The views are great and the food is hot an tasty.

Thank Vickie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of innovative play areas for little kids. Place is beautiful and does good events in the evening.

Thank megglesw
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother, husband, and myself went to visit the Butterfly Exhibit this August, 2017. It was fantastic!! Beautiful creatures and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere inside when we visited. The gardens depicted some very nice artwork that was displayed and mapped out for a leisurely stroll....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted to know that you had a great experience at the Garden, especially with our Butterflies LIVE! exhibition and the Robins Tea House. Our staff put a lot of time and effort...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best place to visit in Richmond. Our favorite place to walk with our grand baby and take her to play in the children's fountains on hot days. The gardens are magnificent as are the butterflies. We always have a meal at the...More

Thank SharonSteinkraus
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Luv2TravelStratford
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EmilyP934
15 July 2017|
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Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
It was almost 90 when we visited. There are plenty of shady areas and benche to sit on. And the buildings are all air conditioned.
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painterlymuse
12 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
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