Lewis Ginter blooms in national spotlight, places second

Posted at 3:43 PM, Apr 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-05 15:53:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–Spring’s breezes have blown some good news into Richmond for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

It’s not just locals who recognize the beauty of the 50-acres in Richmond’s north side that we know as the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

The garden just recently placed in the winner’s circle of USA Today’s “10 Best Reader’s Choice” contest for Best Public Garden in North America.

Lewis Ginter competed against public gardens as far away as Victoria, B.C. or Hawaii and as close by as Pennsylvania. See the full list here. 

They placed second, only behind The Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

For comparison, Lewis Ginter Public Relations spokesperson Jonah Holland said that Longwood Gardens get 1.1 million visitors per year, and have 50,000 members.

Lewis Ginter welcomes 349,700 visitors per year, and has 13,000 members.

Check out the list of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s events and exhibits for 2014.

Click here for a printable PDF of the current Bright Spots list including descriptions and location in the Garden.