Wednesdays Alfresco

Wednesday nights May 18 – September 14, 2022

The Garden at Sunset and Twilight

Escape to a garden paradise, bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has over 50 acres of fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is also open until 7:45 p.m. (last entry at 7:30 p.m.)

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

  • 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. (last entry at 7:30 p.m.) during Wednesdays Alfresco (May 18-Sept. 14).


  • Food and drinks (including wine and beer) are available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.
  • 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 very own 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


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


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

Fridays Alfresco