Events & Exhibits
Calendar: Event Details
|June 6; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|June 13; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|June 20; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
Flowers After 5
Thursday evenings, June, July & August
Regular Garden admission: $11 adults; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 3 - 12; free for children under age 3 and free admission for Garden Members. Planning to visit the Garden more than once or twice this year? Membership can save you money.
June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013
(there is no Flowers After 5 on July 4)
Kick back and relax at the Garden on Thursday evenings this summer! Stroll through the gardens; enjoy wine-tasting, music, dining al fresco and shopping. The location for this event is outside of the Historic Bloemendaal House.
NEW THIS YEAR: Family activities are part of Flowers After 5!
Fidos After 5 is the second Thursday of each month (July 11 & August 8) when leashed pets are invited as well. $2 suggested pet admission benefits the Richmond SPCA. We are rescheduling the June Fidos After 5 night for June 27 due to severe weather on the originally scheduled night.
- Flowers After 5 is rain or shine; in case of extremem inclement weather, activities will be moved inside.
- The Garden's in-house caterer, Meriwether Godsey, offers wine by the glass and by the bottle, specialty beers, and food for purchase at the event site.
- The Garden Shop is open until 7pm.
- The Conservatory is open, but the Butterflies LIVE! wing is closed as butterflies tend to roost in the evenings. Come back and visit them during the day when they are more active!
- Water Play is open until 8pm.
- Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the Garden. Learn more in our Garden Guidelines.
- Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
WINE, BEER & FOOD AT THE BLOEMENDAAL HOUSE: 5 - 8 P.M.
Wine and beer: For those 21 years and older; ID required. Wine-tasting ticket is an additional $12; allows three samples (inlcudes at least one white and one red.) Wine will also be sold by the glass ($6) and the bottle ($20). A selection of beers will also be sold.
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.
June 6: Wines from France and music by Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen
June 13: Wines from South Africa and music by Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade
June 20: Wines from Australia & New Zealand and music by Ban Caribe
June 27: Wines from Virginia and music by Rattlesnake Creek (also a Fidos After 5 night)
July 11: Wines from Germany and music by The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band (also a Fidos After 5 night)
July 18: Wines from South America and music by Bruce Ewan
July 25: Organic wines and music by The Flying Sulsers
August 1: Wines from Italy and music by The Garcia Jazz Trio
August 8: Wines from the West Coast and music by Sandbar (also a Fidos After 5 night)
August 15: Wines from Spain and music by The Brendan Schnabel Trio
August 22: Wines from Emerging Regions and music by The Whiskey Rebellion
August 29: Wines from Around the World and music by The Pocket Brass Band
Learn more about each of our Flowers After 5 entertainers