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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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If you love gardening or just want to be in a magical place, this is the visit for you. Started... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bette M
Midlothian, Virginia, United States
Superb botanical garden

Beautifully manicured. Roses were in bloom at the time we visited. There are outdoor displays and a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warren B
Louisville, Kentucky
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
+1 804-262-9887
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love gardening or just want to be in a magical place, this is the visit for you. Started by some very ambitious ladies way back when to save this site for a botanical garden. A must see.

Thank Bette M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautifully manicured. Roses were in bloom at the time we visited. There are outdoor displays and a somewhat smaller indoor display of orchids, temperate, tropical and desert environments. There is a separate butterfly exhibit. Docents were helpful and knowledgeable. Very clean. Trails wound through themed...More

Thank Warren B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always lovely, kept up and super clean. I love this place. They have snacks, brunch, learning classes, so much to see and do and when everything is in BLOOM OMG it is the best! It is a Richmond MUST SEE!

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 5 days ago

It would be great to live near the Ginter Botanical Garden, and visit during all the seasons. While we were there, we skipped the long line to visit the butterfly room, but the orchid exhibit was breathtaking. The grounds are pleasant to stroll, with different...More

Thank tazmok
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real treat and a must see. The grounds and building are very special. The live butterfly exhibit was over the top.

Thank 684patricka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This garden offers a quiet spot to relax and simply enjoy nature in the middle of a city. The day my daughter and I went the roses were blooming and the air was deeply scented. The conservatory offers not only a variety of tropical plants...More

Thank Rita0001
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my mom to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Mother's Day. Fortunately, the weather was glorious, and she absolutely loved it. We arrived quite early in the morning, which was a good strategy. The butterfly exhibition gets busy----and you must enter and leave through...More

1  Thank Tiffy_Bird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rated as #4 in the USA, we visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens just as they opened on Sunday morning. The sprawling 50 acres is lush and verdant as you’d expect, with lovely winding paths to wander, walkways over bridges to tiny islands, a healing...More

Thank NineofCups
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the Christmas lights display. It was absolutely beautiful! If possible, I would suggest visiting on a week night. The lines can be extremely long.

Thank Sylvia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit each year to see the Christmas lights, which never disappoint! It is nice to be able to get out of car and walk among the lighted gardens, feel the "magic" of the Christmas feeling, a "must" for our family and visitors each year.

Thank Margaret W
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What is it like visiting while it's raining? Do the pathways tend to get messy or is it mostly hard surfaces like sidewalks? Thanks, I was thinking of visiting this weekend with a rain forecast.
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
About how long is the usual visit to see the gardens, in hours?
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
How much does it cost
24 March 2017|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Admission: Adults $13 Seniors (55+) $11 Military (with ID) $10 Children (3-12) $8 Children (under 3) Free Garden Members Free We also have select Free Admission Days: CarMax Free Fourth of July Genworth Free Community Day... More