Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted the fourth “Best Botanical Garden” in the Nation by USA Today. It’s a year-round spot to enjoy several beautifully designed gardens and an extensive domed conservatory that houses numerous plant species. The area is gorgeous no matter what time of year. The Botanical Garden offers something for all ages and interests. On their Facebook page, they describe a “place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting, to take garden classes, or to have a wedding or business meeting.”
The goal at Lewis Ginter is to educate the public about nature. The staff here are passionate about connecting people and plants within their historical space by providing an abundance of fun, interesting, and exciting classes and events. It’s never a dull moment no matter where you turn in the gardens.
While you're in town visiting Lewis Ginter, check out some other great places around Richmond and neighboring Henrico for a more well-rounded adventure.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The VMFA is an art museum in Richmond, Virginia, which opened in 1936. The museum houses over 22,000 works including, but not limited to, a sculptural garden, African art, and a collection of rare books. The museum is open 365 days a year from 10am to 5pm and until 9pm on Thursday and Friday.
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
For more information on current exhibitions, visit their website.
Around the Corner Cafe
Providing breakfast, brunch, and burgers at an affordable price, Around the Corner is all about fresh ingredients and a cozy atmosphere. The hours are Monday through Friday from 7AM to 2PM.
2711 Willard Rd, Henrico, VA 23294
For more information, visit their website.
Odd Balls Collectibles & Antiques
This is a local, family-run shop with collectibles and antiques at great prices. With 7,000 square feet, they house everything from vintage toys to jewelry and more.
8030 W Broad Street
STE E & F
Richmond, VA 23294
Visit their website for more information!
Deep Run Park Trails
For a nice stroll through the wooded parts near Henrico County, check out Deep Run Park Trails. Perfect for walking a dog or just getting light exercise, this spot is worth the trip.
9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23233
For more information about the park and trails, visit their website.
Escape Room RVA
If you're looking for a more challenging and engaging activity, then look no further than RVA's Escape Room. With four unique rooms to choose from, your group will have a blast solving the different puzzles within the time limit.
7025 Three Chopt Rd.
Richmond, VA — 23225
For more information, including hours, visit their website.