Tips for visiting
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Online tickets are not required for daytime admission. Please read our Visit Planner for more information.

General FAQs


Yes, you are welcome to visit even if you are not a Garden member. Advance tickets are not required.  Garden members get unlimited regular daily admission, free admission to GardenFest on select nights and discounts on other nights. If you’d like to join as a Garden member you can do that online, in person, or over the phone with our membership department.

All professional photography sessions must be scheduled in advance and paid in full at the time of booking through the Facility Rental Department at (804) 262-9887, x345 or x224. We do charge a fee. Photo Sessions are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. These sessions include complimentary admission for up to six guests; all others must pay regular Garden admission.

All areas of the Children’s Garden are open including the Klaus Family Tree House and our brand-new Waterway (Please visit this page for current Waterway hours and guidelines).

We have loaner wheelchairs and strollers for members and guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The Garden wheelchair and stroller-friendly. Learn more about the Garden’s accessibility.

The Garden is a family-friendly space! If you are bringing small children, please note there is walking involved, so you may want to bring a stroller. Since most of our space is outdoors, it’s also a good idea to dress children according to the weather.

Leashed dogs are allowed on these select days only. Please read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs.

Outside food may not be brought into the event.  Feel free to bring your water bottle. We have water bottle refilling stations.


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond, Virginia (23228). If you are using GPS, you may want to use “Henrico” instead of “Richmond.” We’re on the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road in Henrico County. The Garden entrance is off of Lakeside Avenue. Map.