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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Questions & Answers

Houston, Texas

About how long is the usual visit to see the gardens, in hours?

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LewisGinter
Richmond, Virginia
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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 really see the whole Garden and the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, 2.5 hours is a good amount of time to allow for a leisurely pace. Keep in mind, the Garden changes daily, so it's nice if you can make several visits at different times. There's always something new blooming.

over a year ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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I would say 2 hours or less unless you have children and linger at the childrens garden which is quite extensive and fascinating. It is not expansive but it is delightful!

over a year ago
Richmond, Virginia
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If it's young adults who walk fast, can be done in probably 2-21/2 hours. But a family with children or elderly, plan an afternoon to really take it all in and enjoy the day. There was 4 of us with a baby in a stroller and we were there about 4 hours

over a year ago
Glen Allen, Virginia
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Couple of hours. There are a lot of things to look at.

over a year ago
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About 2 hours

over a year ago
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I went at night to see the Christmas lights, walking through at a pace to enjoy the lights and take a few pictures was about an hour, maybe a little more. we went into two displays inside and then to the gift shop. I'd say probably 2 - 2.5 hours total at a leisurely pace. We could have gone through a little faster, or spent more time had it been daylight and lots of blooms to admire and/or photograph. it's a lovely setting, easy parking and I look forward to going again, in the daylight, to enjoy the flowers.

over a year ago
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A couple of hours if you’re just strolling through, but allow more time if you’ll be admiring particular blossoms, stopping to rest in the sitting areas, shopping at the gift store or enjoying a meal at the cafe. Also, you may want to spend a good amount of time in the conservatory, especially when the Butterflies Live exhibit is there.

over a year ago
Chesterfield, Virginia
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1 - 1.5 is the length of our usual visit. 2 hours should be plenty for most people.

over a year ago
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Minimum of 1 hour but more like 2 or more depending on how much you linger

over a year ago
Manassas, Virginia
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I would give yourself about 2 hours.

over a year ago
Jupiter, Florida
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We walked around for 1 1/2 hours, then spent another hour with our grandchild at the water play area and sandbox.

over a year ago
Venice FL
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1 or 2 hours, depending on how slowly you meander.

over a year ago
Richmond, Virginia
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It is a low cost relative to the experience. The visit could be just an hour but I would say 90 minutes would give a good walk through but 2 hours would be a better tour of all they offer!

over a year ago
Richmond, Virginia
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You would want at least an hour. Longer would be better. Sit down and. Enjoy the view. Get a snack

over a year ago
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