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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
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Need a tropical escape from winter? Camptosema grandiflora, also called dwarf red jade vine, is creating some major heat in the Conservatory today! Image by Horticulturist Chelsea Mahaffey.
#blooms #beauty #red #rva #tropical #publicgarden #rvagardentrail 
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‪The furry gray caps of Edgewothia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold' will open to a silvery yellow bloom in the coming weeks!

#rva #rvagardentrail ‬#edgeworthiachrysantha 
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Great photo! 
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Our Euphorbia seems to know the color of the year for 2017 is Pantone 15-0343 aka greenery.

#color #2017 #trends #greenery #euphorbia #publicgarden 
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We're teaming up with +HandsOnRVA on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to fight invasive species. Can you help? 
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For Tuesday: the Kelly Education Center & Robins Visitors Center will be open for rental groups and classes. The Garden remains closed for public visitation due to the heavy snowfall and many snow-covered paths inside the Garden. Dominion Gardenfest of Lights has concluded for the season.
Image by Executive Director Shane Tippett

#Snow #RVA #LaterGram #publicgarden #Snomg #winter
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The Garden & Dominion GardenFest of Lights will be closed today and Monday, January 9, due to snow.

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' in snow by Horticulturist Leah Purdy.

#Acer #palmatum #Sangokaku #acerpalmatum #rvagardentrail #tree #gardens #publicgardens #getoutside #nature
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New pine cones are forming on the China fir. Cunninghamia lanceolata offers beautiful texture and vibrant color to the Woodland Walk in winter. In its native China, it can grow to be 150 feet tall!

#Cunninghamia #treetuesday 
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The Garden opens at 9 a.m. tomorrow (though some pathways may be closed due to snow and ice.) Admission to the Garden is FREE through January 15.

The Garden Shop, Garden Café, and Robins Tea House are closed for maintenance and inventory.
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It's turning out to be a beautiful day! Stay tuned for an announcement about tomorrow. #winter #rvagardentrail #rva 
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Due to icy conditions, Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2016-2017 is now closed for the remainder of the season.
This decision was based on our top priority: guest safety. With warmer days ahead, extending the show was considered; however, the complex nature of the Garden dictates we adhere to schedules already in place for work to begin on other projects starting Jan. 10.
Members, we are grateful for your understanding and have added another Member Night to show our appreciation: Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2017-2018 will have FIVE free Member Nights: Nov. 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017; and Jan. 8, 2018.
For those with unused Dominion GardenFest of Lights tickets:
• Eventbrite: your unused tickets will be transferred and valid for any night you choose to visit Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2017-2018 (Nov. 24, 2017 – Jan. 8, 2018).
• Printed tickets (non-Eventbrite): unused tickets may be turned in at the admissions desk in return for Member for a Day passes anytime in 2017, or "will call" tickets available during Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2017-2018.
Thank you for your flexibility in this case of circumstances beyond our control. Dominion GardenFest of Lights helps support the nonprofit Garden’s mission to connect people through plants to improve communities and we appreciate your support. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Image of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in snow by Horticulturist Leah Purdy.

#RVA #snow #Winter
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Horticulturist Elizabeth Fogel just sent first images of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in the snow. Here's Grace Arents Garden earlier today. Dominion GardenFest of Lights remains closed Jan 7-8. #snomg #snow #rva #rvawx #winter #va #snowpocalypse #rvagardentrail 
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1800 Lakeside Ave Henrico, VA 23228
1800 Lakeside AvenueUSVirginiaHenrico23228
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Year-round locale with 50 acres of themed gardens, dining options & a classical domed conservatory.- Google
"Food and service were fantastic and the grounds were done up right!"
"The staff is super friendly and for the work event, everything was perfect!"
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Scott McNutt
in the last week
My girlfriend and I went to see the holiday lights presented by Dominion Electric. Might I say it was a fine display of lights and a truly creative work of art. We hadn't been before so we were uncertain as to what to expect. What a wonderful evening and a wonderful display. I hope the photos help more than the review did. #ScottMcNuttReviewsRVA
Response from the owner - in the last week
Thanks Scott!
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Matt Prosser
3 weeks ago
We went to The Garden Fest of Lights. It was a really good time for my son and I. Bring done money for hot chocolate and Smores over a fire. The spring and summer are also lots of fun for children and adults. We joined this time last year.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Thanks Matt! We really appreciate your review.
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Christopher Munton
a month ago
Great place to take the family or that special person. They have several spotlight events that are cried pleasers. The Garden Festival of Lights, The Butterfly Exhibit are two of my favorites. In the spring when all the flowers blossom is amazing.
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much Christopher. We're so glad you enjoy visiting and hope to see you again soon. Butterflies LIVE! returns April 14 – October 15, 2017. Also, we have an exciting new exhibit in 2017: Wild Art, A Journey Off-Canvas. Look for more information soon.
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Louis Ferro
6 months ago
This is a beautiful area. Spent almost two hours touring the grounds and I still feel like I haven't seen it all and that return visits are a must. We came out to see the LEGO sculptures that are currently being featured at the time of this review and they did not disappoint. In addition to being wonderful pieces of art, the Gardens provided educational information to accompany each sculpture. Our admission was free today to honor those who have been affected by some of the recent violence in our country which was a welcome gesture. If you're in the area you owe it to yourself to visit both to see some natural beauty and to learn about nature and conservation.
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Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thanks for your review Louis. We are glad you had a chance to visit and enjoyed the LEGO brick sculptures.
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lori james
a week ago
“A Magical Night” We went to the Lewis Ginter Garden during the Holiday Light Festival and we were blown away. The garden is small so walking is no problem. The profusion of lights turn a nice garden to a magical wonderland. Spectacular displays. We also had dinner at the Teahouse, which was delicious, reasonable and you can't be the view. We lived here..
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thank you Lori. We hope to see you again soon!
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Becka Schrader
a week ago
Went here for the lights and also another time for a conference with work. Both were amazing. The staff is super friendly and for the work event, everything was perfect!
Response from the owner - a week ago
Becka, Thank you for your review. I will be sure to pass along your comments to our staff. We love to hear that everything was perfect!
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Isabelle ChaseWehner
4 months ago
Went here on a Friday afternoon to visit the butterfly house. You might need to make to trips if you want to visit the whole park. It was less crowded than Maymont. A section of the park is a children's play area. I enjoyed the rose garden which had flowers of all sizes and colors. You can stop into the gift shop without paying admission. Its a good place to buy garden decorations or other fun lawn decorations. Prices vary wildly depending on what you are looking at. We got a wind chime and it sounds beautiful. There is also unique, flower inspired jewelry.
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Isabelle, thank you so much for taking the time to review Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We're glad you enjoyed the Rose Garden. We'll be sure to pass along to the shop that you are enjoying your wind chime too!
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Robert Jones
7 months ago
A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Very spacious gardens, lots of room to walk and think to yourself, tons of opportunity for flower photography. However, perhaps due to the time of year we stopped in (early June), there seemed to be far less wildlife than I had expected to see, one or two butterflies outside, and only three different species of birds that I saw. Some turtles swimming around which was cool. Nice little water play area for kids on hot summer days which was a huge plus.
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
HI Robert, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Here's a tip for spotting wildlife, on Thursdays, June through September 8, 2016 we are opening an hour early (8 a.m.) and we will stay open until 9 p.m. also for Flowers after 5. Early morning visits are a great time to catch wildlife and to beat the heat of the day in summer. Also, in the evening wildlife also becomes more active. Did you know we have a bluebird trail? You can ask more about it at the visitor's center admission desk or search on our blog for more info. We also have a page dedicated to wildlife on our website for more tips: