Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond

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  • My most recent visit to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was in December for the annual "GardenFest of Lights." Every year we are absolutely awestruck by the creativity, meticulous attention to detail an...  more »
  • It amazes me how incredible this botanical garden is! It is an absolute must-do I'm the city of Richmond. If you are in the area, be sure to make it a stop on your trip.  more »
  • I went here for the first time over Christmas as I heard such great reviews about the lights. It was INCREDIBLE! All of the little details throughout, as well as the bigger sites :) Staff were super h...  more »
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  • On a visit from Central Illinois to Richmond, my parents brought us to Lewis Ginter to see the holiday lights. What an amazing display! There was something amazing to look every direction you turned! The Christmas lights around the park were stunning. I wish it had been warmer out because I could have spent a lot more time walking around! The parking lot was busy, but well organized. We purchased tickets online and the check-in process was very fast and easy. Everyone working the event was very nice and happy. It was busy but not overwhelmingly busy. Everything ran very smoothly. My favorite part was looking at all of the orchids in the conservatory. I took so many pictures! They were gorgeous! I can't speak for the outdoor gardens when they're in bloom, but I hope I get the chance to visit again and see all the gardens!
  • I went on New Year's Day to see the Holiday Lights and decorations. I was really impressed with the beautiful assortment and variety of lights and decorations on display. There was a lot of creativity and thought put behind their light display, and holiday decor. For example, there were lights in the shapes of animals that were part of story book themes, like the Tortoise and the Hare. Also, I thought the plants on display in their Conservatory were inspiring reminders of the beauty that the Earth can create. The winter holiday theme was continued inside the Kelly Education Center Building, with an elaborate model train set up. That brought back fond memories of the model train that I had going around my Christmas tree as a child. If one is hungry or wants something to drink, there is a dining area with various food and drink items for sale. I was very happy that they sold Hot Cocoa as the day I went was very cold, and it did my body good to ingest something hot and sweet. And before leaving, if one would like to purchase a souvenir from their visit, there is a gift shop stocked with a variety of Botanical Garden themed products. I will definitely will be returning for another visit. I look forward to seeing what plants will be on display during the Spring and Summer months.
  • An amazing staple in the Richmond area. The gardens are beautiful year round. A great place for kids activities indoor and outdoor, solitude abounds in different parts of the garden if you want it, and during the holiday season the light installation is so beautiful and well done. Concerts are also great here, and they have dog friendly events summer and winter as well. The restaurant is fantastic, the gift shop is huge, and the library is a great place to visit well. Highly recommend visiting no matter what time of year.
  • Very nice facility. Nice plants. But a BIT "pricey" for a "family outing". Food is great, but also expensive. I wouldn't recommend this for elderly people that can't walk long distances. There are small inclines and lots of walking. There are park benches to sit at, but they are not a near to one another as they should be. The butterfly exhibit is extraordinary
  • Highly suggest you visit the gardens or bring anyone from out of town to visit. Great activities for children of all ages. Very beautiful and peaceful. Staff is always helpful and friendly. The butterfly house and Japanese Gardens are my personal favorite.

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