Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

What to see in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sitting on a 50-acre land, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond is a not-for-profit organization that receives proceeds to fund the Garden’s educational mission. It is located in Henrico County, a little outside of Richmond, Virginia.

Lewis Ginter, a prominent Richmond businessman, bought the garden in 1895. The Botanical garden sits on a former Powhatan Indian hunting ground.

Now owned and managed by the city, it’s one of the most spectacular botanical gardens in Virginia you should try and visit. 

It’s a haven of a Flowering oasis with a doom conservatory.

The garden is a classical domed Conservatory, only one of its kind. It has a children’s garden that offers wheelchair accessibility, a Tree House, and others. 

This paradise of a garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature. You can also relax in this beautiful setting or even take gardening classes. Meetings and weddings can also be hosted at Lewis Ginter garden. The Garden offers three amazing outdoor ceremony sites paired with a reception venue.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond

A wide variety of experiences for you are offered through its different gardens and facilities. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of the most-visited attractions in Richmond. Reason. It is the only one of its kind!

Some visitors who recently graced the garden termed the garden ‘a a gem’ in Richmond. When you are not enjoying the view, you could take some snacks at the onsite café.

Daily admission range between $8 and $14. Children under the age of 3 are not charged. If you have a dog tagging along, ensure it’s leashed and on rabies vaccinations.

The nature trail route is about a mile long. Though is a walking affair, it is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices. A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available.

Located 7 miles north of downtown Richmond, driving is the easiest way to reach it.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tickets are purchased online and in advance.

Wondering what to wear when visiting a botanical garden? Your dress code should be comfortable and appropriate for the season. No one wants to be caught off guard by a change of weather!  Many botanical gardens are open year-round. Wear, low-heeled or flat shoes that are comfortable for walking or hiking. Wear several layers of dressing and be prepared for chilly mornings and warm afternoons.