Fidos After Five!

May 22nd, 2011

Let’s face it- our four legged friends love a beautiful garden, just as much as we do.

The good news? This summer, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is having a special event for man’s/woman’s best friend this summer, called Fidos after Five.

This special event will take place each month starting June 9th, continuing through July 14th and August 11th starting at five in the evening. You will be able to enjoy 40 acres of lush gardens and the mid-Atlantic’s only styled Conservatory.

This event is more than just spectacular gardens, flowers, plants, and trees. Wine tastings are also available in the Rose Garden from 6-8pm for an additional $10, with wines available for purchase by the glass and the bottle. They will also have selection of specialty beers to pair with your evening beverages sandwiches. Didn’t bring a picnic? Salads, and fruit and cheese trays are also available.

You can then enjoy your evening snack in the great outdoors with the amazing view of roses at tables, or you may bring your own blanket and enjoy picnic style. Because of the Summer season and of all its growing potential for the local farmers, each night there will be a tasting of a local food item. Some of these will include fruits, honey, cheeses, tomatoes, and gelato. We know your mouth is watering already!

The party will really get started at 6pm, with music and dancing in the Rose Garden featuring a variety of different entertainment from opera, jazz, bluegrass, and some tango and salsa dancing. To end your evening, we suggest browsing the Garden Shop with garden accents, books, jewelry and much more. Admission is $11 for adults, $7 for children, and $2 for your pet, which is donated to the SPCA. We hope you and your favorite four-legged friend enjoy the opportunity to explore the gardens.

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See you soon,
~Paula and Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests


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