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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to see flowers/plant

We love to just stroll thru Lewis Ginter and feel and smell the flowers and plants. Their... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Don_Ashland_Virginia
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Ashland, Virginia
Great botanical garden

Nice conservatory with great orchid display. Various types of gardens and lake. The library is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
orchidlover123
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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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...more
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1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-4700
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We love to just stroll thru Lewis Ginter and feel and smell the flowers and plants. Their Christmas exhibit is awesome as is the butterfly exhibit in the summer. Great place for afternoon of calmness.

Date of experience: December 2018
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LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Don. We are glad to have you as a regular visitor and hope to see you again soon! Butterflies LIVE! opens for the year in mid-April.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice conservatory with great orchid display. Various types of gardens and lake. The library is amazing too! Well worth a trip with seasonable plants. The tulips and a million bulbs in April is so beautiful. Check out the illuminated night lights during the winter holiday...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit ... Admission is $13 per adult (2018-2019) and it can get very crowded on weekends. I don't go every year but once every several years and it's worth a visit every time. It is a great place to bring children or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We spent a delightful evening wandering the beautifully illuminated gardens at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. We visited on a mild Monday evening in early December and arrived just at dusk which allowed us easy parking access and time to walk through the gardens and see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

Even though I do not visit here often enough, Christmas is the time to go. This year I believe the lights were the best yet. I would love to know how many lights they have. The layout of the lights is beautiful and having some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 7 January 2019

I know the Garden Fest relies on volunteers to put the lights up and it’s nice, but not as awesome as in the beginning. The lights were just laid out in lines on the open grounds, or wound around the trees. I saw 2 Pokémon...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I went to the gift shop during Christmas. It was such a lovely place. I ended up eating in the cafe which was delightful! Can't say enough nice about this lovely place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank debber44
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Maybe too late for this Christmas (ends Jan 7). But try to get there if you can. This is what one million Christmas lights looks like. Kids will love it. They even had special days to bring your dog! Food, music, model trains were just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We had an event there in the evening and afterwards we got to walk and see the lights. The landscaping is beautiful!,Great night!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank techgmu
Reviewed 1 January 2019

One of the best in the US based on visits to other Botanical gardens in San Francisco, Houston, Knoxville, Chicago and Scotland. Beautifully maintained. Full service including well stocked gift shhop and restaurant. Easy parking. Great staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank horizonseeker2016
LewisGinter, Public Relations Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Wow, Thank you so much for your kind words. What a compliment!

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urmi_13
25 December 2018|
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Response from LewisGinter | Property representative |
Good morning, Spring, summer or fall would be better for maternity photos. You can learn more about our photo policy on our website. Click on "Facility Rental" and then "Photography".
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Korri M
27 September 2018|
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Response from N4774RZroberth | Reviewed this property |
Still plenty to see in October both outdoor and indoor in their large greenhouse. The orchids are especially nice. Also they often have special events on weekends which are often enjoyable.
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