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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Voice: 804-262-9887

The Botanical Garden is located on land that was once a Powhatan Indian hunting ground and also owned by Patrick Henry. In 1884 is was purchased by Major Lewis Ginter. His niece inherited the property and upon her death in 1926, she willed the property to the City of Richmond to be used as a botanical garden to be named for her uncle.

The beautiful gardens offer a quiet respite from the hectic pace of the city. Stroll through the Four Seasons Garden, Healing Garden, and Sunken Garden and you come to the Conservatory. Here you will find many beautiful exotic tropical plants. There is also a room with many plants that become the spices in your kitchen! Yet another room has an English Cottage Garden.

The Asian Valley offers the serenity of the Asian design. Planted amid water and rock formations are Japanese camellias and Japanese maples as well as many other wonderful plants. Follow the path from here to the Wetland Garden on little "islands" in the pond. Get some of the fish food for a quarter and watch the koi fish scramble to get it. The kids especially love this. The plants give a picturesque reflection in the water.

There are many facilities for rent. Have your event in one of the indoor areas or outside amongst the beautiful gardens. There are several ideal spots for weddings.

Come and enjoy a peaceful day. You may even find some great ideas for your own garden.

KAT'S VIEW

The gardens were beautiful. There were peppers growing. Some of them were purple and the others were red,, orange, and yellow. There was a small frog that I saw. It was smaller than a dime, and I mean that quite literally. There was a flower called Blood Lily that looked like fireworks. Then there was a flower called Rex Begonia. It was a green and black swirl. I liked feeding the fish too.



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