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General Information:Edit

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden April 2008
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden June 2011
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden June 2011
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden June 2011
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Rose Garden June 2011
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Asian Valley Display June 2011
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Rose Garden June 2011
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden June 2011

Location: Richmond, Virginia (see googlemap here )

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Admission: free under 7 years

$7 children 3-12 years
$11 adults
$10 seniors 55+

Phone: (804) 262-9887

Website: http://www.lewisginter.org/

Mission:

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden enlightens and inspires its constituents through its outstanding botanical collections, horticultural displays and landscape design. We engage our constituents with the natural world through interpretation, programs, educational resources and outreach. We advocate for sustainability and stewardship of our planet.

Volunteering: http://www.lewisginter.org/volunteers/index.php

Current Events:Edit

Flowers After 5 : Thursday evenings from 5-9 pm June through August

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2011 : November 25 through January 9, 2012 from 5 to 10 pm

Check the Calander of Events: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/calendar.php

Sign up for the Garden e-newsletter here

Temporary Exhibits:Edit

"Diamonds in the Rough" by Patrick Dougherty


Permanent Gardens and Attractions:Edit

See map

The E. Claiborne Robins Visitor Center featuring a Georgian-style building with an exhibit gallery, garden shop, and garden cafe

The Central Garden featuring a progression of garden rooms

The North Terrace Garden featuring a central fountain that provides a transition from the Visitor Center to the gardens
The Four Seasons Garden featuring a walled Arts and Crafts design and seasonal plantings
The Healing Garden featuring medicinal plants inspired by the 1545 Renaissance Garden in Padua Italy
The Arbor Walkway featuring a paved walkway beneath several enormous, vine-covered arbors
The Sunken Garden featuring a second-century Roman inspired oval pool

The Rose Garden featuring 80 varieties of roses and beautiful views of the rest of the gardens

The Education and Library Complex with:

The Charles F. Gillette Education Center featuring classroom and laboratory space
The Lora M. Robins Library featuring a 5,000 book collection
The Joan Massey Conference Center featuring an auditorium and meeting spaces

The Conservatory 11,000 square-foot conservatory featuring:

a 63-foot-tall dome
a central Palm House
a semi-tropical wing housing the orchid collection
two wings of seasonal-themed displays

The Lora and Claiborn Robins Tea House A full-service restaurant open 11:30 to 2:30 pm located in the Asian Valley. Check availability at: (804) 262-9887 ext. 399

The Asian Valley featuring East Asian native plants and cascading water and rock formations

The Henry M. Flagler Perennial Garden featuring 770 perennial species over three acres including the Birding Trail, Woodland Walk, and the Slow Dance sculpture

The Lotus Bridge spanning Sydnor Lake and connecting the rose garden and the Grace Arents Garden (see more )

The Martha and Reed West Island Garden featuring native wetland species and carnivorous pitcher plants

Bloemendaal House and the Grace Arents Garden featuring a 1884 house whos name means the "Valley of Flowers" which can be rented for special occasions. Additionally, the house is surrounded by a Victorian-style garden

The Children's Garden an interactive garden featuring and international village, a hands-on activity center, a tree house, and a farm garden

Specialty Collection Gardens

The Lucy Payne Minor Memorial Garden featuring a large colleciton of daylilies and daffodils
The Margaret Streb Conifer Garden featuring dwarf conifers, ornamental grasses, and spring-blooming bulbs, as well as a gazebo
The Vienna Cobb Anderson Meadow featuring anaturalized annual and perrenial meadow as well as the Anne Holt Massey Greenhouse (not open to public)
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