Pack your bags and jump in the car and head to Richmond, Virginia. It will be worth the trip if all you do is visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (At least that is what every reviewer on Trip Adviser said).
Diversity. “diversity of environments, ecosystems, plants, adaptation and human culture. Supporting self-directed, informal learning and more structured, organized education programs, the universally accessible design ensures that visitors with disabilities can participate in a full experience of the garden.”
Here are the activities the website describes that you will experience while exploring the 1.5 acre Children’s Garden:
- Climb high in a 100-year old mulberry tree
- Explore the world in our International Village
- Check out an Investigation Station or explore the Adventure Pathway
- If it’s a warm day cool off in water spray park
- Stop at the Farm Garden to see what’s growing and harvest fresh produce
- Check out the Weird and Contrasting Plants
- Earn a prize with a KidQuest nature hunt
- Read about nature, plants and animals during the Green Hour
There is also a parent rest area; centers for digging, building, garden design, and arts and crafts; and a stage area is both a performance space and a durable work surface for budding artists, craftsmen and landscape architects.
- Accessible Tree House in the Children’s Garden
Don’t forget about the accessible treehouse!! The tree house is planted on the edge of the Garden’s lake with dramatic views to the Conservatory, the Rose Belvedere and all the elements of the Children’s Garden. To reach the top of the 13′ feet treehouse you wind and climb a 500-foot ramp winds that starts at the main entrance to the Leafy Overlook and across an elevated ramp to the Tree House. You can stop along the way at interactive learning stations.