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Lewis Ginter ranks #2 in USA TODAY's 10Best Public gardens

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has been named the second best public garden by USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest.

Twenty gardens were nominated. Lewis Ginter beat out Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, for the second spot.

"For a garden of our size and age, simply being nominated is a remarkable achievement," said Shane Tippett, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Executive Director."To make it in the 10 Best list is a testament to hours of hard work by the many staff, volunteers and supporters of this Garden throughout the years."

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania ranked number 1.

For more information about the contest, click here: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-public-garden/

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