Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gardenfest for Fidos at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Va

Gardenfest is a walk through light show at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens from 5 till 10pm each night.  It is located at 1800 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond. If you want to go, the show will be up until January 13, 2014. 
Twice during the Gardenfest event, they allow people to bring leashed dogs along with a $2 donation per dog for the SPCA. The next Gardenfest for Fidos is January 9, 2014.
This night was almost 70 degrees and hardly felt like December! Maybe the January date will have more winter-like temperatures.
There are 1/2 million lights that take 10 staff members almost 2 months to install. This year's theme A Natural Love Affair celebrates all we love about the natural world.
We met up with the Around Town Hounds greyhound walking group. Because it was so warm--the whole place was packed and we had a tough time getting everyone together in front of the tree.
The 20 foot tall golden tree is in the Conservatory and celebrates the birds, bees, and flora of all seasons.
There is a miniature train landscape where woodland creatures, inspired by the beloved children’s book The Wind in the Willows, go about their day cleaning house, reading, fishing, or just taking a nap.
 In the Children's Garden, there is a stand called Espresso-A-Go-Go that sells hot drinks, cookies and s'mores. PG is ready for something a little colder than that on this warm night!

Wish you were here,
Sammy & PG


  1. Looks like a great time. And the weather was so nice. Wish we could have made it.

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