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August 14, 5 pm: Fido Night at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Aug 14, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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You are invited to join us for Fido Night at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA, and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on special nights. We will do the Wildside Walk around the periphery of the Garden alongside the lake first, and then settle down outside the Bloemendaal House for wine, beer, food and music.

WINE, BEER & FOOD AT THE BLOEMENDAAL HOUSE: 5 - 8 P.M.

Wine and beer: For those 21 years and older; ID required. Wine will be sold by the glass ($6) and the bottle ($20). A selection of beerswill also be available for purchase.
Food: sandwiches, wraps, salads,  fruit and cheese plates, etc., will be available for purchase. Guests may eat "al fresco" at tables or on blankets provided by Meriwether Godsey (limited number of blankets available; first-come, first-served.) MENU & PRICING: See this week's menu!

MUSIC AT THE BLOEMENDAAL HOUSE: 6-8 P.M.

Sandbar with their soft guitars, mellow vocals and the tropical ambience of the steel pan will fill the air with Caribbean Country. Featuring Gary Snead, Ron McCarthy and Janet Reiner


Regular Garden admission: $12adults; $11 seniors; $8 children ages 3 - 12; free for children under age 3 and free admission for Garden Members.


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  • Joey C

    Great time!

    August 19, 2014

  • Tedda S.

    Sorry I missed this meet-up- worked late and forgot- shame on me!

    August 18, 2014

  • Yvette

    Another successful evening, Thank You Traudel

    August 14, 2014

  • Traudel M.

    Joey, Mary, Yvette, I, and four dogs took a walk on the wild side, and then settled down at the lawns at Bloemendaal House. We defended 13 chairs for those who had signed up for this event, but finally gave up because nobody else showed up. Still, it was a relaxing evening with music, food and drink. Our doggies made a lot of new friends, and later on, Drew and Deborah joined us, and we had fun.

    August 14, 2014

  • Mary P

    Quotes of the evening:

    - Traudel, referring to a tree: 'LOOK! It's a girl!"
    - If he licks that wine off, he's going to be drunk.

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Mary P

    Nice weather. Nice park. Nice people. Nice music. Nice food. Nice pups. Can't get much better than that!

    August 14, 2014

  • Norma Jean M.

    Sorry I am going to miss this. Have to work. :(

    August 13, 2014

  • Mary P

    Wow. We can 'walk on the wildside' (Traudel may have to Google that reference!) and then eat, drink and listen to music with our PUPS!!!! Doesn't get much better than that. Looking forward to it.

    August 12, 2014

    • Traudel M.

      Is that the one about "a hustle here and a hustle there..."?

      August 12, 2014

    • Mary P

      New York City is the place where...

      August 12, 2014

4 went

  • Traudel M.
    Hikes with dogs - Traudel,
    Event Host
  • Joey C
    JRHiker #1499 - Joey
  • Yvette
    1 of the 3 of JRHikers's Finest Ladies - Hikette Yvette
  • Mary P
    Hikes after morning coffee, not before. She's a duzy - Mary

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