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Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine, and beer, dining, and shopping. The Garden Shop is open until 6 p.m.

Please note: No outside food or drink is allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Event will be held rain or shine at the Bloemendaal House; in the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled.

Food and Drink: Salads, sides, platters, sandwiches, a different dinner special each evening, vegan options, Kid’s Meals, and beverages are available for purchase. Beer and wine are also available for purchase.

Fidos After 5: The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of June, July, August to allow leashed dogs at Fidos After 5.

Pokemon Go: If you’re a player of the popular Pokemon Go augmented reality game, there are Pokemon at the Garden all the time. Learn more about Pokemon Go at the Garden.

Regular Admission: $14 Adults, $11 Seniors, $8 Children 3-12. Children under 3 free. FREE for Members.

Enjoy an extra hour of music this year with live musical performances each week from 5-8 p.m.


June 4: The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band — Traditional style of German, Austrian, Czech and Slovak music such as polkas, marches, waltzes as well as other favorites. (Dance demo)
June 11: Antique Melody Show — A nostalgic matinee of the 1920s—1940s radio stars such as Annette Hanshaw, Mae West, Fats Waller, Eartha Kitt and Jo Stafford, just to name a few. (Fidos night)
June 18:  Shades of Gray –Six-piece dance band featuring classic dance hits from the 1970s and 1980s, along with some rock and current hits.
June 25: Dead Letter Officers — Richmond’s R.E.M. merchants, the Dead Letter Officers, focus on early R.E.M. music from the early to late 1980s. (Fidos night)
July 2: Jay Brown’s Grace Street Seven –A vintage style jazz septet that performs songs in the tradition of early American dance bands from the 1920s—1930s. (Dance Demo)
July 9: Ban Caribe — A blend of Afro-Cuban, Latin, Caribbean and rhythm and blues. (Fidos night)
July 16: Jackass Flats — Virginia bluegrass quintet with a little electric rock ’n roll.
July 23: Bruce Ewan — An evening of blues and jazz fusion with Bruce Ewan on harmonica and vocals and jazz guitar master Randy Johnston. (Fidos night)
July 30: Brass in Pocket — A tribute band featuring the music of Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders.
August 6: The Whiskey Rebellion  — Bluegrass, jazz, and rock and roll.
August 13:Paul Urban & Friends — Tidewater roots and blues band. (Fidos night)
August 20: Triple Crossing Jazz Project  — Specializing in swingin’ classic jazz from the 1930s through the 1960s. (Dance demo)
August 27:  E3 — Local party band featuring members of the group Everything. (Fidos night)
September 3: U & I Plus Latin Band — Cover band performing a mix of Afro Caribbean Salsa infused with a bit of old school R&B. (Dance demo)
September 10: Dance Candy — Hip-hop and pop, jazz and funk and straight-up R&B. (Fidos night)

New This Year: Flowers After 5 Dance Groups!

We’re incorporating the theme of movement from Wind Waves and Light into our summer programming. This year at Flowers After 5 join us for dancing demonstrations from local groups.  Get up and dance with them, or just watch the fun.

June 4 –  Dance demos with S.G.T.E.V. Hirschjäger Bavarian Dancers (German dance group)
July 2 –  Dance demos with RVA Swing (Swing & Lindy Hop)
August 20 –  Dance demos (Ballroom)
September 3 – Dance demos with Salsa Connection Dance Company LLC.  (Salsa)

Bring Fido to Flowers After 5 on these special nights (only): June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, August 13 & 27, September 10, 2020.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Enjoy Flowers After 5 every Thursday evening in June, July, August and the first two Thursdays of September. (Garden has extended hours until 9 p.m. on these nights.

By popular request, we are providing an extra hour of music this year with live musical performances each week from 5-8 p.m.

5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden
5 – 8 p.m. Water Play in the Children’s Garden (weather permitting)
5 – 8 p.m. Wine, beer, and food available for purchase on the lawn at historic Bloemendaal House.
5 – 8 p.m. Live music concerts at Bloemendaal House

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! stays open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5.