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A visit to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Bridge at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Bridge at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Okay, so I realize it’s not in the Fan, but you really ought to know about Richmond’s Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Located in the Northside, the Lewis Ginter is just a few minutes from the Fan and easy to get to (turn right onto the Boulevard and head North until you see lots of flowers). And even if you love the Fan, you ought to be open to a field trip every now and then.

It being the second day of Spring and all today, we took the kids over to Lewis Ginter this morning. It’s still a little early in the season for loads of blooms, but the Garden is still great. Kids love the enormous treehouse, children’s garden, and sand play area. Flower lovers are wowed by the variety of colors, textures, and arrangements. And anyone who’s stressed enjoys the peace of being surrounded by nature so close to the city.

Adult tickets are $10. Kids (age 3-12) are $6. Annual membership are also available.

Near West End News posted this about a summertime music series. Check the Garden’s website regularly for other special events.

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