Fidos After 5

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays in June through mid-September for Fidos After 5 in which leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA.

Bring Fido to Flowers After 5 on these special nights (only): June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, September 12, 2019.

All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Please read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs.

Leashed dogs allowed on Fidos nights only.

No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.

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

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
NEW! 5 – 8 p.m. Live music concerts at Bloemendaal House

Fidos After 5 Music

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

Check back for 2019 calendar.

To see the full Flowers After 5 line-up please visit the Flowers After 5.

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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.

BEFORE YOU COME 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

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