Check out ‘paw-some’ pooch palaces at Norfolk Botanical Garden’s ‘Barkitecture’

NORFOLK, Va — More than two dozen designer dog houses are now on display at Norfolk Botanical Garden as part of the Garden's first-annual Barkitecture event.

Communications Manager Kelly Welsh said, "Barkitecture adds an imaginative way to connect children with nature by using a familiar concept — a doghouse for the family pet — with the idea of shelter and homes in nature for all types of plants, insects, birds and wildlife."

Now through October, the garden's Enchanted Forest will feature custom-built dog houses built by local businesses and organizations including the Chrysler Museum of Art's Glass Studio, IKEA Norfolk and O'Connor Brewing Company. Visitors can choose their favorite house and cast their votes for the winning design team.

The Garden will update vote standings through social media and right here on the Garden’s website.

All of the dog houses are available for purchase, and money raised will benefit the Garden and other local charities.

And pets are welcome at NBG several Sundays a year during the Garden's Summer Sunday Dog Days, including this Sunday, July 7. The garden hosts Bark and Brews, featuring food, music and fun all with your four-legged friend.

More information can be found here.

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