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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
+1 804-262-9887
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Beautiful Even in Fall

There were not a lot of flowers blooming when we visited, but there were still many beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Summit, New Jersey
Beautiful Garden tour - Especially at Christmas

This is a lovely garden tour - very well done and is supported by excellent events throughout the... read more

Reviewed 4 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 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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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 2 days ago

There were not a lot of flowers blooming when we visited, but there were still many beautiful roses. The water fixtures are beautiful. There seemed to be a nice area for kids to play.

Thank Am1121
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely garden tour - very well done and is supported by excellent events throughout the year. A must see in RVA!

Thank Euell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christmas lights or spring to fall, Lewis Ginter is a great place to visit! Go with family and have lunch after in the cafeteria together. Weddings are fabulous there and they are great to the clients. Christmas lights are a huge hit so go around...More

Thank surfandstroll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk, see flowers, nature, ponds anytime (since they have indoor and outdoor areas). Gift shop is big and has a good gift selection. Restaurant is pretty good not 5 star but good for a snack or tea. The tulips, orchids and other...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know I am spoiled by the MoBot in St.L, but I struggle with the claim that this is one of the best botanical gardens in the US. It is a very pleasant place, but it lacks is more of a park, in my opinion...More

Thank R P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our family's first visit during the Christmas holiday. My teens loved it. It was very romantic and a fun evening stroll. I would, however, recommend more lights and entertainment to keep us wanting to come back every year instead of feeling like, "been...More

Thank asaj0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited while the gardens were decorated with lights. Very beautiful but very cold. The gift store was very nice with unique gifts.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and her wife took my husband and I to see the Christmas lights. They were beautiful. So much work and love had went into preparing the grounds. We loved seeing the trains and the plants. What a fabulous show.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited at night to see the Christmas light show. It was a large show, Mostly outdoors. There was a small conservatory and a large electric train layout. We paid 11.00 each to get in and I thought that was more than what the night...More

Thank SDeuker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed strolling around the Christmas lights display but after having done the same at Longwood Gardens several times in previous years, this was less that thrilling. Longwood at Christmas is the best but if you cannot get there, Lewis Ginter is lovely.

Thank GCM7103
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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.
13 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