Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardenfest Fidos After 5, Richmond, VA

On Thursday we went to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, VA for their Gardenfest of Lights, Fidos After 5 event. Each year the Gardens designates two nights where people can bring their dogs along to look at the lights. Next night for dogs is January 3rd from 5 to 10pm. This year's theme is East meets West to commemorate the 2012 centennial of Japan's gift of cherry trees to Washington, D.C.

The botanical garden is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue north of Richmond. Admission is $11 for humans and $2 for canines. The canine admission is donated to the Richmond SPCA. It is quite magical with the whole place lit up. Thursday was a beautifully clear night with an almost full moon!
We thought this was the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland--but upon closer inspection it was a fairy with wings, waving her wand.
PG and Sammy only wore their coats halfway through; and then I had to carry them. Most greyhounds like to wear coats, but not these two.
We did meet up with some other greyhound friends for the walk through the garden. The black hound in the red coat standing next to Sammy is his littermate, Jack!
Dogs are allowed inside the conservatory but not inside the library building. Inside the conservatory was this fabulous sculpture of paper origami cranes. And a full size replica of a Japanese tea house. And a model train set.
Also inside the conservatory is this stunning Christmas tree!
But Sammy was the most stunning of all! He just glows!

Wish you were here!
Sammy & PG

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