Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond

4.7
#2 of 13 in Parks in Richmond
One of the most-visited attractions in the Richmond, Va., area, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining and shopping. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. The Children’s Garden offers a wheel-chair accessible Tree House (fun for kids and adults!), an Adventure Pathway, Sand and Water Play areas and an International Village. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Healing Garden, Fountain Garden, Asian Valley and Victorian Garden. Dining options include the Garden Café and Tea House; the Garden Shop offers an extensive array of items. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization and proceeds support the Garden's educational mission.

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  • I took my mother to see the butterfly exhibit and it was absolutely breathtaking! I remember, as a little girl, how abundant butterflies were in the warmer months, and how their numbers have declined ...  more »
  • Highly recommend a visit to these gardens. We had beautiful weather so wandering around was very comfortable. We were lucky to see the butterfly exhibit.  more »
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  • This place is magical. We are a family of eight with six children ranging in age from two years old to 15 years old. Finding activities that everyone can enjoy is nearly impossible. This is one of the few places where the toddlers, the teenagers, the adults, and everyone in between are all happy. This place is magical. We are a family of eight with six children ranging in age from two years old to 15 years old. Finding activities that everyone can enjoy is nearly impossible. This is one of the few places where the toddlers, the teenagers, the adults, and everyone in between are all happy. Summer and spring are as gorgeous as you would expect. But one of the best times of the year to visit is winter. The festival of lights is absolutely enchanting. All of our children absolutely insist we year after year. It’s one of their favorite holiday traditions. In the summertime they love playing in the sprinklers are just wandering around and getting lost in their thoughts. They often have activities set up for the children including sidewalk chalk, a book tree, hula hoops, and others. There are sandboxes and a great climbing tree. Don’t forget to look out for beautiful birds, turtles, fish, Etc. We recommend the family membership if you are planning to visit more than once. Oh! And don’t forget the butterfly house. My kids could spend all day in their as could I.
  • Went here on a Friday afternoon to visit the butterfly house. You might need to make two trips if you want to visit the whole park. It was less crowded than Maymont. A section of the park is a children's play area. I enjoyed the rose garden which had flowers of all sizes and colors. You can stop into the gift shop without paying admission. Its a good place to buy garden decorations or other fun lawn decorations. Prices vary wildly depending on what you are looking at. We got a wind chime and it sounds beautiful. There is also unique, flower inspired jewelry.
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