Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Garden and Café
1800 Lakeside Ave (at Hillard Rd), Richmond, VA 23228, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

With something for all ages & 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.


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    "Live butterflies swarming around you...beautiful."(4 Tips)
    Visit Richmond VA
    "domed conservatory open to the public"(2 Tips)
    RVA Badge
    "historic property with 40 acres"(2 Tips)
    J N.
    "Beautiful in the spring, Christmas display, Oriental Tea House."(2 Tips)
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  • Mariane M.

    Beautiful place to walk, and they really figured out how to make money in the winter with their lights.

    Mariane Matera · October 19
  • Richard E.

    Beautifully landscaped gardens, something in bloom year round. Nice place to take a stroll with your someone special.

    Richard Efthim · August 19
  • Jeff R.

    Wonderful Japanese garden, and if you have little ones, don't miss the splash ground in the children's garden. Great secret summer cool down spot!

    Jeff Rock · May 29
  • J N.

    Beautiful in the spring, Christmas display, Oriental Tea House.

    J Nenzel · January 25
  • Bryan M.


    Bryan Mortensen · January 4
  • The Flats a.

    Check out the LightFest! Great fun for all :)

    The Flats at West Broad Village · December 19, 2014
  • Victoria M.

    Everything! Don't miss the tree house and make sure to visit for Dominion Garden Fest of Lights. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)

    Victoria McGovern · October 26, 2014
  • Mills

    Don't leave without visiting the enclosed Butterfly exhibit. Live butterflies swarming around you...beautiful.

    Mills · September 13, 2014
  • The Flats a.

    The Butterfly Garden is a MUST! Beautiful and incredible!

  • Nick D.

    Check out all the butterflies!

    Nick Dutton · May 7, 2014
  • Wil P.

    Get your tickets online.

    Wil Pharis · December 21, 2013
  • Mina R.

    The Christmas lights are absolutely beautiful!

    Mina Ray · December 14, 2013
  • Garden Club of Virginia

    The Grace Arents Garden, a victorian-style garden, was restored based on its original early-1900s design by the Garden Club of Virginia.

    Garden Club of Virginia · July 10, 2013
  • Visit Richmond VA

    The garden's 40 acres include one of the largest and most diverse perennial gardens on the East Coast and the only classical, domed conservatory open to the public in the mid-Atlantic region.

    Visit Richmond VA · March 21, 2013
  • National Wildlife Federation

    Be sure to check for tree frogs in the rough horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) in the Children’s Garden.

    National Wildlife Federation · November 19, 2012
  • Wanda K.

    Beautiful assortment of rare plants and flowers.

    Wanda Kelley · May 17, 2012
  • RVA Badge

    A historic property with 40 acres of spectacular gardens, Lewis Ginter is home to a classic domed Conservatory, the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic, housing more than 200 orchids.

    RVA Badge · January 31, 2012
  • Casey H.

    July 4th is traditionally a free day for families, but don't think you're getting near the water area in the kids' garden. Pay admission and have your own space another day.

    Casey Higgins · January 20, 2012
  • Tiffany B.

    The membership is a great deal with reciprocity with lots of other gardens around the country.

    Tiffany Broadbent Beker · January 29, 2011
  • Lisa Ann Setchel

    There is no wrong time of year for a visit! During Garden fest go to Espresso A Go Go for coffee treats in the back by the children's garden.

    Lisa Ann Setchel · December 23, 2010
  • mtnbke

    I wouldn't come just for the Water Play. Best suited for kids 4 and under. Smaller than Midlo Y water spouts.

    mtnbke · July 17, 2010
  • Beth M.

    Pre-game cause beer is $5 and if your pale vbring an umbrella; it's a scorcher.

    Beth Mcadam · June 10, 2010
  • 'Linda McLaughlin S.

    Love the Christmas Display. Great items in the gift shop anytime of the year!

  • Heather

    Hit the orchid room in the conservatory.

    Heather · March 10, 2010
  • Travis

    Festival of Lights during the holiday season is highly recommended and excellent for photos.

    Travis · March 3, 2010
  • Jonah H.

    Make sure you check out the "Fidos" events! On special nights you can bring your dog to enjoy the flowers -- Fidos After Five or GardenFest for Fidos! Read more

    Jonah Holland · January 5, 2010
  • hardrock b.

    Many cool plants and very scenic. Love to take photos there.

    hardrock b · October 16, 2009
  • Jonah H.

    Go to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and view the Conservatory from the tree house in the Children's Garden. Don't forget to look for tree frogs in the horsetail, and climb the 100-year-old mulberry tr

    Jonah Holland · October 15, 2009

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