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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
+1 804-262-9887
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Always A Pleasure!

Beautiful, relaxing setting. Christmas light displays are always stunning. Have been coming here to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally C
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Richmond, Virginia
Gems of beauty

The orchid collection is an astounding place. It is easy to see how well the plants are cared for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SHHS_11
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, relaxing setting. Christmas light displays are always stunning. Have been coming here to see them for the past 8 years and am never disappointed. This is my FAVORITE Christmas light display in our area. Love coming here in the spring & summer, too. Kids...More

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

Thanks Sally!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The orchid collection is an astounding place. It is easy to see how well the plants are cared for. Fascinating color and shape everywhere you look. The library and reading rooms all festive, warm and inviting. One volunteer heard me say how splendid the large...More

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write it. I will be sure to share it with our staff and volunteers. It will make their day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family took us to see the annual light show, not knowing what to expect. It was outstanding. Walked around for almost two hours in the park. Very creative displays. Long lines of cars waiting to get in.

Thank Stansky2
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I have visited in the Christmas light display in the past, the display this year is by far and away the BEST. The entire botanical garden is draped in innumerable lights that are arranged around a fairy tale theme. INCREDIBLY well done!! There is...More

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never have I seen more lights adorning more trees and bushes. PLUS add walkways to the mix PLUS lighted statues of story land characters PLUS animals PLYS a maze of lighted 1/2 walls! My 7 year old grandson was in 7th heaven. He climbed lit...More

Thank Rae C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in the Richmond area for the Thanksgiving holiday, we randomly selected the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We were amazed at how friendly the staff was, the ability to move through the gardens (on opening night) and variety...More

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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 about Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our event so much. Glad we could help you get into the holiday spirit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is always something lovely to see at Lewis Ginter. Whether just to strole in nature through the garden to relax or to go for Butterflies Alive, Garden Fest, and the model trains, make this a stop at least once if in town. There is...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something going on there/, Play/water areas for the toddlers, Walk chalk with convenient benches for the caretakers . !! I can't wait for the year-end exhibits, plantings, lights etc. Very nice wine and music evenings in the summer. Get a season pass...More

Thank stonecanoe
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not only is it a lovely well maintained flower wonderland, it is a peaceful gardens with wandering paths for walking in quiet areas among tall trees and streams of water. The botanical conservatory offers many varies of plants and has a butterfly enclosure for you...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has something for everyone-Children's area, gift shop, beautiful gardens, a tea room, holiday lights, and in the fall, butterflies. Check it out.

Thank Mawmaw6
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Luv2TravelStratford
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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.
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painterlymuse
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
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