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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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We spent a whole day here!

Beautiful gardens. Butterfly exhibit is phenomenal. Butterflies flying all around you. One... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Austin, Texas
Highly enjoyable

Lovely garden, tastefully designed and perfectly maintained. Wonderful symphony of colors, volumes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Henri C
Saddle River, New Jersey
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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 good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful gardens. Butterfly exhibit is phenomenal. Butterflies flying all around you. One landed on my hat.

Thank wanderer532
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely garden, tastefully designed and perfectly maintained. Wonderful symphony of colors, volumes and scents. The separate children's garden is a wonderful idea, offering them educational and interactive activities while preserving a quieter space for adults. Lunch in the indoor cafe was a nice reprieve from...More

Thank Henri C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived right at opening, 9 am. Pleasant walk near gorgeous gardens and ponds. Hardly anyone else was there. Butterfly house is a must. Garden store is huge and nicely stocked.

Thank Trigger63
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife as a surprise to the "hidden treasure" that Lewis Ginter is. Walking around the grounds that Sunday there was food, live music, beautiful ponds, the wonderful landscaping and the Butterflies Live exhibit. You go into a large room, with literally hundreds...More

Thank altonite
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like formal gardens, this is the place to visit. It was July when we visited and very hot but we still found it interesting. We plan on returning in the spring.

Thank CoachRFM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great gardens .. and outstanding gift shop. Great for family visit or just a moment solo to relax throughout the gardens.

Thank D Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really shocked at how lovely the gardens were and the butterfly exhibit was really special. The café area is really charming.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you know someone with young children, get them the season pass here. There is no better place in the city to walk your child in a stroller. The play areas are fantastic. Just a fantastic place for imagination play. Plus, it's beautiful. Be sure...More

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

We're so honored that you consider us "Best kept secret in Richmond." We strive to make this Garden a peaceful and fun place for visitors of all ages, and we're glad to hear that you had a great experience here. Thank you for the positive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been so many times and never get tired of going. The seasonal events are first class all the way as well especially the winter holiday exhibits. Wow! The butterfly seasonal exhibit is also wonderful. They have an amazing gift shop and very good...More

Thank WorldTravel4Fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many lights, it's hard to know where to look first. We went through twice so that we didn't miss anything. The outdoor fountain flower display and the orchid room were my favorites. My grandchildren enjoyed the children's wonderland and the outdoor fire pit and...More

Thank Nita D
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15 July 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a very hot day. The. children's section looked like great fun. While in other spots there were plenty of spots to get in the shade, I did not see as much shade in the children's area but there were places not... More
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
8 May 2017|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Wow, thanks everyone for helping out a fellow visitor! These are all great answers. We've seen visitors that want to spend the whole day exploring (or multiple days) and visitors who want to just spend an hour. We agree, to... More