Fidos After 5
Regular Garden admission. $2 suggested “pet admission” goes to Richmond SPCA.
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed dogs are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second and fourth Thursdays June – mid-September): June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 12, 2019.
Please be aware this can be a stressful event for some dogs. It is at night and there can be a lot of people, especially children, and other dogs in close proximity. Families planning to attend on this night should monitor children closely.
Please read our rules and guidelines for a visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs.
BEFORE YOU VISIT WITH YOUR DOG
Before attending Fidos after Five with your dog, it’s important to understand what your dog tolerates and will enjoy. Ask yourself:
- How does my dog handle being in a new environment?
- How does my dog react to close proximity to unfamiliar people and dogs of various sizes?
-All dogs must have a current rabies vaccine.
-Retractable leashes are not permitted. Flat leashes will be available to borrow from the Richmond SPCA’s table in the Robins Visitor Center.
WHILE YOU ARE HERE WITH YOUR DOG
· An adult must maintain control of the dog’s leash at all times.
· Please ask before approaching or allowing your dog to approach an unfamiliar dog.
· All dogs must be well-behaved; the Garden reserves the right to determine whether an owner and pet may be asked to leave, based on guest safety.
Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building.
Leashed dogs allowed on Fidos nights only.
Ticketed event; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA
By popular request, we are providing an extra hour of music this year with live musical performances each week from 5-8pm!
Fidos After 5 Music
June 13 – Colonial Seafood – whose sound can be described as power ukulele-driven alternative Americana
June 27 – Center Stage – They play a large variety of music ranging from Motown, R&B, Oldies, Soul, Rock and Top 40
July 11 – Triple Crossing Jazz Project -specializes in swingin’ classic Jazz from the ’30s-’60s
July 25 – Adrian Duke Project – with a vast repertoire of music ranging from The Beatles, Van Morrison, and Elton John to Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles to Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra
August 8 – Antique Melody Show – a nostalgic matinee of the 1920s, 30s and 40s radio stars
August 22 – Bruce Ewan – is a master of both standard (diatonic) and chromatic harmonica, and is thoroughly schooled in the history and traditions of the blues in general and the blues harp in particular
September 12 – Ban Caribe – an exciting blend of Afro-Cuban, Latin, Caribbean and Soulful Rhythm and Blues, all held together with pulsating percussion
Full Band Descriptions for the 2019 Lineup
To see the full Flowers After 5 lineup please visit the Flowers After 5 page.