This post took place years ago, when Gregg and I went on a mini-road trip to The Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond (Virginia). If you went the straightforward route it would take you about two hours to get there but this was summer, and the freeways were very congested with holidaymakers heading down to the beaches. Even when it's not summer we enjoy traveling the smaller, country roads which take us through rural farmland. It is a beautiful ride but takes us longer to get to our destination, and with a stop for breakfast at Amy’s Cafe we reached the gardens in about three hours.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
THE LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN, A VISIT IN JULY 2009
It was our first time here and we were not disappointed. We both agreed that it is the best botanical garden we have visited in a long time, and if ever you are in the area we can highly recommend it. At any time of the year I am sure it will be pretty amazing and we have put it on our list for seasonal visits. I have it in mind to go back and see their light show around the holidays. We said that we might stay overnight at one of the local hotels next time as we would have liked to have gone back the next day.
I have identified flowers where I can. I tried very hard to remember to look for markers. This is a Purple Passion Flower.
This is a type of Moss Rose.
This is a Stokes' Aster
Stokesia laevis 'Omega Skyrocket' - Asteraceae.
Spathiphyllum cv - Araceae.
Hopefully it won't be too long before we can get back to