Plan Your Visit
Hours, Admission & Directions
Calendar of Events
The Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.
Dominion GardenFest of Lights, the Garden's annual holiday light show, begins the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through the early part of January. GardenFest of Lights is open nightly from 5 - 10 p.m., except Dec. 24 & Dec. 25.
Special Extended Hours
Thursdays, June - August (Flowers After 5)
- Garden open til 9 p.m
- Garden Shop open til 7 p.m.
- The Conservatory is open, but the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit is closed in the evenings.
- Wine, beer & food available for purchase at Bloemendaal House 5 - 8 p.m.
- The Tea House is not open during Flowers After 5.
Richmond Garden Trail
Love gardens and want to see more in Richmond? Check out the Richmond Garden Trail. This ready-made itinerary consists of 8 sites all within 10 miles of each other. Many have no admission fee and each has a secret. Learn more!
Regular Garden Admission
|Children Under 3||Free|
|Group Rates||See Group Visits|
*Please note - special events such as GardenFest of Lights and other events outside of regular garden hours may have a different ticket price.
The Garden is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is right off Interstate 95 and is convenient to Interstates 64 and 295. Located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond, Va., the Garden sits at the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road. It is just minutes north of downtown Richmond and is close to many other area attractions, accommodations and dining. If you need help with directions, please call (804) 262-9887, ext. 300.
From Downtown Richmond (I-95 North)
On I-95 North take Exit 80, the Lakeside Avenue exit. Keep to the right and take the right at the first light onto Lakeside Avenue. (You'll see the brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.) Follow Lakeside Avenue. You will see the Garden entrance just after you cross the intersection at Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road.
From Washington, D.C. (I-95 South)
From I-95 South take Exit 83B, the Parham Road Rt. 73 West exit. (Right before this exit you will see the brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.) On Parham, quickly get into your far left lane. At the second stoplight, take a left onto Brook Road (also known as Route 1 South). At the third stoplight, take a right onto Lakeside Avenue. (At the light you will see a brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.) As you go down Lakeside Avenue, you will see the Garden entrance to your right just before you reach the Hilliard Road intersection.
From Charlottesville (I-64 East)
Come into Richmond on I-64 East. Get on to I-95 North to Washington, D.C. Follow directions for I-95 North.
From Williamsburg (I-64 West)
Come into Richmond on I-64 West. Get on I-95 North to Washington, D.C. Follow directions for I-95 North.