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Evenings at the Garden During UCI Road World Cycling Championships 2015

Regular Garden admission

In honor of UCI Championship Race week, the Garden will stay open until 8 p.m. with live music, food, beer and wine,  September 21 – 25. Historic Bloemendaal House will be open nightly 5 – 7 p.m. for self-guided tours.  Scroll down for details, more info, bands and menus.

Supporting Sponsor: Genworth Financial

Monday, September 21, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Details

Due to tonight’s weather forecast (Friday, September 25):

  • Evenings at the Garden (5pm – 8pm) food and music will be moving inside the Robins Visitors Center.
  • Evenings at the Garden is a special event with music, food and beverages. This is included with General Admission so guests coming for the activities will be required to pay. As always, members are free!
  • The Bloemendaal House is open for informal tours from 5pm-7pm
  •  Tonight’s music will be provided by Bruce Ewan

Evening socializing at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenLewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes the UCI Road World Cycling Championships to Richmond, Va., and celebrates with extended hours till 8 p.m. on weeknights September 21 – 25. In addition to world-class gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will also have live music (included with admission) and food, beer and wine available for purchase (from 5-7 p.m.). Activities will be in the gardens adjacent to Bloemendaal House, a structure which was one of the first bicycling clubs in Richmond. Informal tours of the Historic Bloemandaal House will be offered each evening from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Garden Shop will also be open until 7 p.m.

Help support bicycle safety! Bring a new children’s bicycle helmet to donate to the Henrico Christmas Mother, a nonprofit in our community helping more than 1,600 families during the holiday season.

Themed Walk: From Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – Thursday, September 24, 2015 (ONLY)

Thursday, September 24 (ONLY)  is a special evening when leashed pets are allowed. Please note furry friends are not permitted inside the Bloemendaal House but are welcome to enjoy activities outside.

Live Music:

September 21 – The Garcia Jazz Trio, featuring Antonio Garcia (trombone, vocals, percussion), John Conley (guitar), Brian Sulser (bass), and featuring special guest Mary Hermann Garcia (vocals).

September 22 – Marcus Tenney Trio is a jazz group based out of Richmond, VA. Formed in 2007, the group became friends while studying at Music Performance at Virginia Commonwealth University. Being a cordless trio composed of saxophone, bass and drums, MTT has a copious amount of versatility, having the ability to musically express simplicity, complexity and everything in between. Their debut album “As You See It” was released on 32 Bar Records back in 2013. Marcus Tenney Trio continues to perform all over the Greater Richmond Area for shows and private events.

September 23 – The Killing Daylights are an indie-pop-rock duo/trio (soon to be quartet). Catch founding members Beau Powell and Chelsea Kerwath perform songs off their upcoming debut album, plus an eclectic mix of covers that’ll keep your toes tapping!

September 24 –  Party of Four is America’s #1 Tribute to Jangle Pop.  You’ll hear songs by REM, The Gin Blossoms, Replacements, Wallflowers, as you relive your favorite college rock hits from the last two decades of the 20th century played by the “Ab Fab Four” of Jim Blossom, Beau Jangle, AC Purdy, and Rick N Becker.

September 25 – Bruce Ewan, an internationally acclaimed blues harmonica player and vocalist from Washington, DC, has been called “a harmonica wizard” by The Washington Post. Guitarist Steve Jacobs spent 20 years as noted harmonica player Carey Bell’s (Alligator Records artist) bandleader and lead guitarist and played bass in the jump blues band Powerhouse during the 1970’s. Bassist Steve Shaw has performed for over 40 years with a wide variety of artists from Bobby Radcliff to the Uptown Rhythm Kings. Drummer Bob Berberich has been a legendary figure in the Washington, DC music circles since the 1960’s when he played with Nils Lofgrin & Grin, the Hangman, The Rosslyn Mountain Boys and the Dynettes.


Other attractions include a pop-up exhibit of Bicycle Triumphs Traffic, a LEGO bricks sculpture by artist Sean Kenney and the exhibit From Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden detailing the history of the Garden’s property as the Lakeside Wheel Club and Richmond’s early cycling history.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (September 22, 23, 24) at 5 pm, take in a drop-in tour, “From Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden.”  Find out how the beauty of today’s botanical garden began in the bicycle craze of the 1890s.  No reservations required, the tour is first-come, first-served.