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Pokémon Go Night at Flowers After 5

Join us for a special Pokémon Go Night as part of  Flowers After 5.

Regular Admission: $13/Adults, $11/Seniors 55+, $8/Children 3-12. Children under 3 free. FREE for Members
With Garden membership you get unlimited visits throughout the year. If you plan to visit more than twice a year, it may be worth it to become a member.
TIP: If you visit tonight, keep your receipt to show at admissions on the way out and we’ll deduct your admission cost from membership. There’s even a student membership for only $20 when you show your college ID.

Here’s a map for overview of the Garden, including Poké Stops, five Gyms & more (PDF) for Pokemon Go.

We’ll set lures around the Garden.  Look for them in the Central Garden and the Children’s Garden.

8:30 p.m.                   Start making your way to the Visitors Center

9 p.m.                         The Garden closes promptly at 9 p.m.

Charging station is next to the info table at Bloemendaal House.
(The Garden does not take responsibility for items left to charge.)

WiFi does not extend out into the Garden

Food and drink are available for purchase 5 – 8 p.m. at Bloemendaal House

Live music by JJason Jenkins Quartet, 6 – 8 p.m. at Bloemendaal House

Jason Jenkins Quartet – Jason Jenkins is one of the premier bassist and group leaders on the Virginia jazz scene today. Musicians Jason has accompanied include Frankie Avalon, Frank Foster, Rene Marie, Chris Calloway, The Four Aces and dozens more.

For your safety and the safety of our plants and wildlife while playing Pokemon Go:

  • stay on Garden paths and on grass
  • do not step into beds (mulched areas)
  • as darkness falls, stay on lighted paths
  • please be courteous to other guests

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Details

Pokémon Love Nature

Pokemon Go: You knew our Garden was filled with plants, birds and insects, but did you know that our Garden is filled with Gardeners (Grass type Pokémon), Bug Catchers (insect type Caterpie Pokemon found playin Pokemon Go at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenPokémon), Bird Keepers (Flying type Pokémon), Swimmers (Water type Pokémon) and even Scientists (evolved Pokémon). Because of our unique ecosystem, both “grass type” and “water type” Pokémon flourish here. Some have even asked if we are a Dragonite spawn! Did you know some Pokémon can only be caught after dark — another great reason to play in the evening.

Good Times

A large number of Poké Stops with lots of Pokémon in a concentrated area means more fun for you as you play the game. Our water and grassland ecosystem attracts many Pokémon including some rare ones (scroll down to see the list).   Recharge yourself with food and drinks for sale both in the Garden Cafe, and under the tent at Bloemendaal House.

What Pokemon have you caught?

Share the Pokémon you find! Post them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  Tag us @lewisginter and hashtag your photos #POGORVA & #POGO

See our Pokémon Go page for a full list of rare and unusual Pokémon caught or seen at the Garden.

Want to get an overview before you come? See our Pokémon Garden map (PDF).


Please use caution when traveling the Garden’s pathways, especially after dark. Remember to be alert at all times and stay aware of your surroundings.  Please be respectful of other visitors, and stay on the Garden paths or grass at all times.  Lures will end at 8:30 p.m. and guests are asked to leave the Garden by 9 p.m.


When you are ready to take a break from hunting those elusive Pokémon join us for some live music with the at Bloemendaal House.

Also of note:
5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden
5 – 8 p.m. Wine, beer and food available for purchase on the lawn at historic Bloemendaal House
6 – 8 p.m. Live music concerts at Bloemendaal House

Water Play in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting).

Tag us on social media @lewisginter