Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Virginia - Richmond

Institution Code: LWGBG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory 
Photo Credit: Don Williamson
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory Photo Credit: Don Williamson

About the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Our Mission affirms the Garden as a primary resource for learning about the botanical world—its beauty, heritage, and significance to the web of life.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden connects people through plants to improve communities.

Our Vision builds upon our accomplishments and expanded presence and responsibility as we have transformed from a local attraction to a national place of excellence.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, including the new Lewis Ginter Nature Reserve, reveals the unity and integration of human and plant life, celebrates the fundamental significance of the natural world, and enriches communities through horticultural and educational excellence and innovative outreach initiatives.

Main Address:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Virginia 23228 United States of America

Telephone: (804) 262-9887
URL: www.lewisginter.org
Primary Email: johnm@lewisginter.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Brian Trader, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: John Morse, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 15
    Educational Staff Number: 7
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1984
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 32 Hectares
    Latitude: 37.6201170
    Longitude: -77.4692400
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 2000 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Lewis Ginter Nature Reserve
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave
  • Locality: City: Richmond
  • Locality: State: Virginia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 350000
    Number of Volunteers: 600

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 7592
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 5312
  • Special Collections:Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 40 acres of spectacular gardens. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Healing Garden, Sunken Garden, Asian Valley and Victorian Garden.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes