Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Lights at the Garden Opens

Holiday Lights at the Garden opened this past weekend with record numbers. It was our busiest open ever promising a busy holiday season at the Garden.

Continuing until Thursday, Dec. 31 these spectacular evenings will include displays with more than 600,000 lights, old fashioned trains, carriage rides, holiday carols, baked treats and other activities designed to fill the holiday season with memories that will last a lifetime.

Beginning at the Garden’s grand entrance on New Hope Road guests are immediately immersed to a Christmas wonderland as they travel past the still Garden ponds and make their way into the Visitor Pavilion, where they are greeted by white trumpeting angels, decorated in holiday splendor and sounds. The d├ęcor includes a guest favorite, a spectacular 16-foot-tall Orchid tree, featuring more than 300 orchids.

In the Garden guests are invited to enjoy a walking tour through a dazzling light display encompassing six separate gardens, The Orchid Conservatory and surrounding landscape that presents spectacular light displays at every turn. Guests can walk through a grand 30-foot tall tree of lights, visit the icy White Garden or the festive Canal Garden. A captivating display of lights engulfs guests in every direction.

The Orchid Conservatory offers a chance to warm up, and see two garden-scale trains snaking through the tropical plants and holiday favorites.

Carriage rides through a portion of the display are available Thursday through Sunday evenings for an additional fee.

Please see our web site for the latest information.

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