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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
+1 804-262-9887
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Garden Fest of Lights and Trains

There is always something lovely to see at Lewis Ginter. Whether just to strole in nature through... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alicia M
via mobile
The Season Pass is a real bargain well worth the cost

There is always something going on there/, Play/water areas for the toddlers, Walk chalk with... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea house” (87 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is always something lovely to see at Lewis Ginter. Whether just to strole in nature through the garden to relax or to go for Butterflies Alive, Garden Fest, and the model trains, make this a stop at least once if in town. There is...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always something going on there/, Play/water areas for the toddlers, Walk chalk with convenient benches for the caretakers . !! I can't wait for the year-end exhibits, plantings, lights etc. Very nice wine and music evenings in the summer. Get a season pass...More

Thank stonecanoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is it a lovely well maintained flower wonderland, it is a peaceful gardens with wandering paths for walking in quiet areas among tall trees and streams of water. The botanical conservatory offers many varies of plants and has a butterfly enclosure for you...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has something for everyone-Children's area, gift shop, beautiful gardens, a tea room, holiday lights, and in the fall, butterflies. Check it out.

Thank Mawmaw6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit for seeing beautiful gardens and a multitude of lights. There is a planetarium inside the large dome building and has many seasonal exhibits. There are acres of grounds with ponds and streams and much flora. The flowers are a...More

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

Carole, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We appreciate all the tips you offered and details you provided to Trip Advisor readers hoping to visit us. I wanted to clarify that the Robins Tea House is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lewis Ginter is a beautiful botanical garden! Along the pathways you’ll see well manicured flower beds with something always blooming- no matter the season. The conservatory is a real place of interest with its 3 rooms - the orchid space complete with refreshing waterfall, the...More

Thank 695rosemaryp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is stroller friendly and the winding paths were so much fun. It was educational and peaceful. My so. The next time, I️ will go later in the evening or during a cooler month.

Thank Kinlee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Before the day was out we were already saying -- we have to come back and visit again! This despite the fact that we live 7 hours away by car. I am a tree lover,...More

Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether it's Christmas time season or spring in full bloom, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place I always enjoy visiting when I am back in my hometown of RVa. There is a lovely and simple cafeteria style restaurant with lovely outdoor seating. It...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love these gardens and they offer different displays at different times. On a recent visit I visited their Butterly exhibit and they were HUGE and plentiful! Great photos! Also enjoyed their Wild Art display. I try to visit a couple of times a year.

Thank Debbi B
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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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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