Dining & Catering



Dining & Catering at the Garden


Meals are not allowed to be brought into the Garden. Snacks are permitted; however, we ask guests to please eat at tables in the Children's Garden. There are a couple of reasons for this: the Garden has a contract with on-site caterer Meriwether Godsey; also there are often issues related to picnicking and trash. Read more: Garden's Guidelines for a Great Visit.


There are a number of excellent choices for your dining pleasure; please see below.


Meriwether Godsey
provides all food service at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and is the exclusive on-site caterer for all events. Contact information:

Meriwether Godsey at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA  23228
(804) 262-9887, ext. 352/226

Susan V. Hicklin, General Manager


Learn more about Meriwether Godsey's partnership with the Garden and their use of local foods.

Food in the Cafe at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Garden Cafe

A casual self-service style cafe in the Visitors Center. Prices range $5 - $10.

Garden admission not required.
Open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Light Fare: 10 - 11 a.m.; 3 - 4 p.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SEE THE MENU
PLEASE NOTE: The Garden Cafe is closed Aug. 4 - Sept. 12. Food is available for purchase at Bloemendaal House and in the Tea House during this time; garden admission or membership is required. See details, including menus and pricing.

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Tea House Dining at Lewis Gintert Botanical Garden
Robins Tea House

Restaurant dining in a beautiful setting overlooking the Garden.

Prices range $8 - 15.

Garden admission or membership is required to get to the Tea House.

Open Wednesday thru Sunday for lunch, March - Dec., 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The Tea House will have expanded hours Aug. 4 - Sept. 12; see details.
LUNCH MENU, CHILDREN'S MENU & BEVERAGES

Tea House lunch reservations: (804) 262-9887, x 399
Tea House special event reservations (including GardenFest): (804) 262-9887, x 329

 

 
Catering

Meriwether Godsey is the exclusive caterer for the Garden.
Visit the Catering Page for more details on menus & pricing for Facility Rental Events including weddings, corporate meetings, private events and holiday parties.
The Celebrations Package is perfect for showers, bridesmaid luncheons and day-after wedding brunches.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a certified Virginia Green Attraction.

 

 
Robins Room Group Dining at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Group Dining

The Perfect Choice for Groups of 15 or More
Semi-private dining includes admission, meals, taxes & gratuity

(804) 262-9887, ext. 322
During GardenFest of Lights (804) 262-9887, ext. 345 or 224

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a la carte dining at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Concessions

Meriwether Godsey provides
a la carte dining for all Garden special events, including Mother's Day, Father's Day , Flowers After 5 and more.

 

 
Children in Children's Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Vending

Snack and drink machines are available in the Children's Garden