Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

“Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining, and shopping. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Asian Valley and Cherry Tree Walk.

Pathways will draw you to parts of the garden that delight you around every turn. Come explore, secret, private spaces, learn about our plant collections, and enjoy our world-class botanical displays. With something for all ages and 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.”

Website: https://www.lewisginter.org/

Location: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, 23228 (~45 mi/47 min from Fredericksburg)

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-25

You can now walk in and purchase tickets. They are no longer requiring online tickets purchased in advance.

Adults $17
Seniors (65+) $14
Youth (3-12) $8
Children (under 3) Free

Lewis Ginter offers several FREE & DISCOUNTED ADMISSION DAYS.

There’s free admission on the  CarMax Free Fourth of July and Genworth Free Community Day

Typically the week after GardenFest you can enjoy free admission.

Half-price admission days typically run from mid-January to the end of February.

We love Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Years ago when my older children were younger, we had an annual pass. It was perfect for our family and saved us a lot of money.

This year we decided to visit the gardens during their free admission in January. We will definitely do this again. I was surprised that there was still so much to see even in the winter. We loved exploring all of the trails.

Pictures from our January 15, 2022 visit can be found HERE.

The FREE days really are great! Here are a few things we did during our January 2022 visit:

✔️Checked out the trails

✔️Looked at the fairy gardens

✔️Hunted for blooming flowers

✔️Climbed the old tree (It’s more than 100 years old!)

✔️Played tag with some new friends

✔️Stacked rocks

✔️Crossed streams

✔️Smelled orchids

✔️Found our favorite cactus

✔️Looked at the gnomes

✔️Browsed in the gift shop

✔️And more!

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