Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Named after philanthropist Lewis Ginter, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is 50-acres of horticultural fun for your group. Spend the day touring the gardens, which include the Cherry Tree Walk, Asian Valley, Cochrane Rose Garden, Woodland Walk, Edible Display Garden, and more. Groups will enjoy activities in the Children’s Garden, which include WaterPlay, climbing trees, and observing wildlife. Visit the Conservatory, also known as the “Jewel of the Garden,” which is an 11,000 square foot complex that features exotic plants, orchids, and many other floras. Educational programs on classification, taxonomy, and more are also available.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23228. Henrico County. Tel: 804-262-9887 ext. 322. Email: randeeh@lewisginter.org. Website: www.lewisginter.org. Hrs: Daily, 9AM-5PM.  
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue