About Us

Mission & Goals


Making a Difference

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's passion is connecting people and plants to improve communities. Learn more about the Garden's work in the community.


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place where plants -- and people -- grow. See the gardens and facilities, read stories about our plants and people, and learn more about the Garden's history.

Child planting in Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenLewis Ginter Botanical Garden is also extending beyond traditional boundaries to have a positive impact and to enrich daily lives. The Garden is growing fresh produce for the hungry; actively participating in urban greening and water management initiatives; contributing to economic development and work-force training; and educating diverse youth and adult audiences about critical issues related to the interdependence of plants and people.



Growing Food for the Hungry: The Community Kitchen Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Gardening for the Future: Best Management Techniques, Plant Diversity, Integrated Pest Management and More

Protecting Resources: Water Management Plan

Reaching Into the Community: Beautiful RVA

Virginia Green Logo for Virginia Tourism Green Tourism Program

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a Virginia Green Attraction. Learn more about Virginia Green.

Our 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.

Our Vision

Through botanical, horticultural and educational excellence, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will reveal the unity and integration of human and plant life, celebrate the fundamental significance of the natural world, and enrich our community and beyond.

Some of our Partners

FeedMore (Central Virginia FoodBank & Meals on Wheels)
Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority

City of Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University

University of Richmond

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association

Virginia Society of Landscape Designers

Massey Cancer Center

Hollywood Cemetery

Flora of Virginia Project

Monroe Park Advisory Council

Richmond Public Schools Garden Task Force

Tricycle Garden

CenterStage Performing Arts Center

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

Richmond SPCA

The Nature Conservancy