Apr 2nd, 2016

The 10 Best Botanical Gardens

usatoday top 10 gardens 10 Best Botanical Gardens screen shotThanks to YOU we were voted the one of the nations best botanical gardens by USATODAY’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden came in at No. 4 , just behind
No. 1 Longwood Gardens, No. 2 New York Botanical Garden and No. 3 Missouri Botanical Garden. Wow, what great company to be in! Experts picked the initial 20 nominees and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. View the full story to see all the complete list of the 10 best botanical gardens.

“Whether people voted for us or other gardens, this contest helps raise the profile of public gardens, making us all winners,” said Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Executive Director Shane Tippett. “The fact that the public chose makes it especially meaningful. We’re grateful for the support from the community and the recognition for the Richmond Region.”

It is you: our members, our fans, our visitors, our volunteers, our staff and the entire Richmond Region community that made this possible. Thank you.

“We have been humbled by the outpouring of support,” said Tippett. “For a garden of our size and age, simply being nominated is a remarkable achievement. To consistently make it within the top 4 in this poll is a testament to hours of hard work by the many staff, volunteers and supporters of this Garden throughout the years.”

Tulips blooming at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, a top botanical garden in the US

Tulips blooming at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this week.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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