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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond VA 23228

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General information, admission fees, directions, gift certificates
[email protected], x300

Adult Education
Adult classes and programs, guided group tours
Megan Compton, Adult Education Assistant
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Food and beverage questions for your booked event
Mary Harvey, Office Manager, Meriwether Godsey
[email protected], x352

Children’s Education
Program, field trips, children’s birthday parties
Laura Lee Folman, Children’s Education Assistant
[email protected], x322

Donations to the Garden, gifts, giving opportunities, memorials, sponsorships
Alice Treanor Baker, Director of Development
[email protected], x294

Facility Events
Availability and pricing for weddings, private events, corporate and nonprofit events and meeting space, wedding site tours, to book a bridal, engagement or family photo session.
Michele Whiteside, Sales, Corporate, and Non-Profit Events x 224
Jaclyn Wilkins, Wedding & Private Events Coordinator x 345
[email protected]

Garden Shop
General info, special merchandise, special orders
Tricia Wherry, Garden Shop Manager
[email protected], x235

Horticulture Helpline
Plant questions, plant identification, basic gardening questions
Dory Klein, Librarian
[email protected], x332


Horticulture Department
Plant deliveries, plant donations
George Cowart, Horticulture Manager
[email protected], x331

Book requests and renewals, reference questions
Dory Klein, Librarian
[email protected], x332

General membership information and renewals, gift memberships, how to join online, how to receive the Garden enewsletter
Annie Wilkins, Member Services
[email protected], x338

Public Relations and Marketing
Public Relations and Marketing requests, commercial photography and videography requests

Tea House

  • Lunch reservations: x399
  • Reservations for Tea House special events, including Dominion GardenFest of Lights dinners): x329

Ticket Requests

Two programs provide tickets to organizations meeting specific criteria.

  1. Non-profits and schools can request tickets for use in fundraisers such as raffles and silent auctions.
  2. The Sharing the Garden program provides passes for need-based organizations to visit the Garden.

Click here to request tickets for either program.

Volunteer opportunities
Karen Clowers, Manager of Volunteers
[email protected], x335


Hours & Admissions

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