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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
+1 804-262-9887
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Go see the butterflies

I wasn’t initially sure if this would hold my children’s attention but it was very engaging. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily S
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Fairfax, United States
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Lewis Ginter has it all!

I have been twice recently. I took my grandchildren. We enjoyed the lovely flowers and the fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole G
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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wasn’t initially sure if this would hold my children’s attention but it was very engaging. The butterfly exhibit is a fantastic experience. The children’s garden was very good with many hands on items. This is definitely a 1-2 hour experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been twice recently. I took my grandchildren. We enjoyed the lovely flowers and the fun splash park. It was a great afternoon. I also attended one of the music concerts on a Thursday night. We purchased Food there and had a picnic while...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite till now had been St. Louis Botanical Garden. This was just beautiful. Easy to navigate.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens, accessible pathways for stollers and wheelchairs, additional paths to explore on foot. The greenhouse has a beautiful orchid display. The children's garden is a particular interest, with a two-story treehouse accessed by a boardwalk path and bridge. "Robin's Teahouse" is Japanese-inspired restaurant serving...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are very nicely maintained. There are lots of different flowers and other things to see. We enjoyed going into the live butterfly exhibit, checking out the small farm area, looking at the bee hive (take off the cover to see inside) and wandering...More

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit over the last 15 years. How they have grown. The gardens are so well maintained, staff very helpful, butterfly conservatory wonderful. A great place to spend a few hours, and good food too.

Thank SisterK10
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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An oasis that I love returning to! Ever changing, beautiful every time, new discoveries. Their programs are exceptional -- experience The Butterflies!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the hydrangea tour and we hope you are able to return for another seasonal tour soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly beautiful, large gardens. So many lovely plants and flowers. The origami in the garden exhibit is stunning. Peaceful place to spend a day.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Tracy. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in heaven walking through the gardens and butterfly house! If I lived in Richmond, I would be there often. So peaceful, lovely, serene.More

Thank mjat4ww
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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed our garden and butterfly house. We really love to hear this. Did you know we have a discounted "Out-of-town Membership" too? If you could make it a few times a year, it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time here. An absolutely beautiful place to spend several hours. They had something for all the ages in our group. The kids really enjoyed the splash pad and kids area. We all loved the butterfly exhibit! We definitely will be returning next time...More

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Maribeth A
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Richmond is blessed with a lot of great restaurants and is rapidly becoming a “foodie” destination so Answer is resounding yes.
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I know I saw some....I would call them. They should know.
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Should be lovely either time.
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