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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
+1 804-262-9887
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My favorite place in Richmond

Great place for just walking around on a nice day. Beautiful gardens, garden art, a children’s... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ellen S
Beautiful Place

A beautiful, serene place to stroll through &/or to sit for a spell. We've been a few times at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim A
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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
LOCATION
1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
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+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place for just walking around on a nice day. Beautiful gardens, garden art, a children’s garden that will keep the little ones busy and a children’s splash area for warm days. In season there is a butterfly exhibit and in the winter you can...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful, serene place to stroll through &/or to sit for a spell. We've been a few times at different seasons, & we've always enjoyed it! I saw that one person rated the place "terrible." I could not believe it -- so I looked at...More

Thank Jim A
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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Jim, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. It is so sweet that you even noticed that someone made an error in rating us 1-star when they meant to put a 5. We really appreciate that you mentioned it. We're glad you enjoyed your...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Never been here and decided to take a day trip from D.C. to enjoy sometime out of the busy city. So glad that I did. With each turn, you are greeted with another beautiful flower or plant. The colors will fancy your sensors and leave...More

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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Monty, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have quite a few visitors that drive down from D.C. for the day. What a wonderful way to escape the hustle and bustle! We hope to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A life long gardener and lover of gardens, I am an enthusiast member and volunteer at Lewis Ginter. Richmond is proud to offer such an impressive botanical garden. Displays and events are offered throughout all four seasons that will delight visitors of all ages. In...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are wonderful and the butterfly display is beyond belief - this is a must see place and the food in the restaurant was yummy

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

Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed it so much.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in mid-March when very little was blooming, but the greenhouse was full of lovely orchids and we so enjoyed seeing them. It was very enjoyable just strolling around the grounds and guessing the names of the plants.

1  Thank MJ67890
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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. This place is just outside of the City of Richmond in the Lakeside area. I have gone here on many occasions and each time has been a different experience. I have taken my 9-year-old grandson here to...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Susan. We are so glad that you and your grandson enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wide range of ages in our group--67 being the oldest, and 7 being the youngest. There is a good bit of walking if you see all of the gardens. We all enjoyed it--there are a good many things the kids can do...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful visit and walk through these beautiful gardens. Every plant is meticulously labeled and the gardens are very attractive. Terrific.

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

Thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a reveiw.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I have made visiting the gardens at Christmas a tradition. The lights and decorations are always beautiful.

Thank Melanie M
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Should be lovely either time.
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
It’s always beautiful but I’d go for early May if you have to choose just one.
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Response from Erin S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion: Maymont Park is a better option, they allow leashed dogs in all parts and it’s bigger. Lewis Ginter site says: The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allowing leashed dogs during Flowers After 5 on these... More
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