The Hampton Roads Digital Shutterbug Club planned trip to Lewis Ginter Gardens & Maymont Estate, in Richmond, Virginia is on
for Saturday, April 13, 2013. The plan is to meet at Lewis Ginter Gardens at 9am for a self-guided tour of the gardens.
The Following are directions to the Lewis Ginter Gardens: (FYI a reciprocal Garden with the Norfolk Botanical Garden)
To Lewis Ginter Gardens - From Southside and the Peninsula (I-64 West):
Come into Richmond on I-64 West. Get on I-95 North to Washington, D.C. On I-95 North take Exit 80, the Lakeside Avenue exit. Keep to the right and take the right at the first light onto Lakeside Avenue. (You'll see the brown Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sign.) Follow Lakeside Avenue. You will see the Garden entrance just after you cross the intersection at Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road.
After our tour and time there we will be departing to visit the Maymont Estates. Directions from the Lewis Ginter Gardens to the Maymont Estate are as follows:
Take Lakeside Avenue toward Club Road. Lakeside becomes Hermitage Rd/VA 161. Hermitage Rd. becomes N. Meadow Street. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Ave.(just past Nevada Ave.), then the entrance, at 1700 Hampton Street, will be on the right.
Lunch Options are as follows:
At the Garden Cafe: A casual self-service
style cafe in the Visitors Center. Prices range $5 - $10.
admission not required.
Open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Light Fare: 10 -
11 a.m.; 3 - 4 p.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
At the Robin's Tea House: Reservations are needed! Restaurant dining in a beautiful setting overlooking the Garden. Prices range $8 - 15.
Garden admission or membership is required to get to the Tea House.
Open Wednesday thru Sunday for lunch, March - Dec., 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy yourselves...as I understand it there appears to be about 25 Shutterbug members going on this field trip. Have a great time and remember...the April Challenge is "Macro...Greater than Life-size" and I expect to see A LOT of Macro images in the next f-64 Challenge.
One final note...Voting for the February Challenge "Complimentary Colors" closes at midnight tonight.
to Dan and Linda McCane. Have a great trip.
The Hampton Roads Digital Shutterbug Club