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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA | Official website
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  • Type: Parks and Gardens
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.6)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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A TripAdvisor traveler says, "The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a breath of fresh air." A Virtual Tourist states, "It is fun to see the architecture of the buildings and the well-manicured grounds." And a Yelp.com user writes, "The gardens were just too damn good." In other words, this blooming portion of northern Richmond is a unanimous favorite, among those who love flowers and those who just like pretty sights.

Some of the best-looking plants on the premises include daffodils, Japanese water iris, osmanthus and roses; spread out through Lewis Ginter's Central, Four Seasons, Healing and Sunken gardens. There are also several well-liked family events throughout the year, like the Spring Fling in May, the Goblins and Gourds Halloween event and the GardenFest of Lights held in late November and early January.

You can visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on any day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission ranges from $7 to $11, dependent on age. There are occasionally extended hours in summer and for special events, so check the official website for specific details.

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