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Wednesdays
Alfresco

Wednesday Nights May 18 – September 14, 2022Fridays Alfresco wine and wine glasses
4-9 p.m.

Escape to a garden paradise! Bring your friends or bring a date! Food and drinks are available for purchase in the Garden Cafe. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has over 50 acres of fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. Butterflies LIVE! has extended hours until 7:45 p.m. during Wednesdays Alfresco!

***July 20, special performance, Ballet in the Garden!

Local folk musicians Høly River and the Concert Ballet of Virginia present: Ballet in the Garden, an audio-visual immersive experience exploring how we are intrinsically connected to our waterways.

Read Planning Your Visit for helpful tips.

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Date:
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Details

Wednesdays Alfresco

Sunset at Wednesdays Alfresco. Image by by Jorge Veliz

While anyone can enjoy the extended hours on Wednesday night,  Wednesdays Alfresco is designed to be a relaxing evening for couples or friends to spend time together.

  • Members enjoy free admission to Wednesdays Alfresco. Become a member today for this great member benefit!
  • Butterflies LIVE! has extended hours until 7:45 p.m. during Wednesdays Alfresco (May 18-Sept. 14).

FOOD AND DRINK

  • Food and drinks (including wine and beer) are available in the Garden Cafe. See the menu below.
  • NEW! Look for a new beer garden on the terrace to include local 6 beer selections from Starr Hill, Hardywood & Bold Rock. 
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Outside food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden.
  • Find your special spot in the Garden, dine alfresco, and share a bottle of wine while you watch the sun set and fireflies glow.

    WEDNESDAY’S AL FRESCO MENU

    NOSH BOXES

    Cheese & Fruit $6

    Assorted cheese, strawberries, grapes & crackers

    Veggies & Hummus (vegan) $6

    Crudité, hummus & pita rounds

    Charcuterie $6

    Cured meats, sausages, olives & marinated feta

    Salads                     

    Summer Vintners $9

    Fresh berries, goat cheese, slivered almonds, red wine vinaigrette

    Arugula Caesar Salad $8

    Romaine & arugula, parmesan & croutons

    CHILLED SANDWICHES

    Chicken Salad Croissant $11

    Sesame Tofu Wrap (vegan) $9

    Napa cabbage, carrots, Bibb lettuce, hoisin & sesame ginger dipping sauce

    Grilled Salmon on Brioche $12

    with cucumber & green goddess dressing

    KIDS MEALS $6

    PB&J with goldfish & applesauce

    Turkey & cheese roll-up with goldfish & applesauce

    LIBATIONS (ID REQUIRED FOR PURCHASE)

    Wine  Wednesday Wine Specials

    Wine Splits (375mL – 2 glasses per bottle) $10 each

    • Cavit Pinot Grigio
    • Kendall Jackson Chardonnay

    Sparkling Single (187mL – 1 glass per bottle) $5 each

    • Maschio Prosecco

    Beer

    Local and domestic options – including six beers on tap featuring Ardent, Bold Rock, Hardywood & Starr Hill.

 

  • Gazebo across the Lake at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens