Part V: Brookside Gardens’ Garden of Lights!

 
Brookside Gardens Garden of Lights!!! Photo courtesy © Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens Garden of Lights!!! Photo courtesy © Brookside Gardens

I was going to post this weekend’s opening of Brookside Gardens’ Garden of Lights on Saturday but, being that family and friends may be in town, I thought I’d post this today so you can plan to go see it’s grand opening night this coming Friday with whomever may be in town!

Holiday Reindeer filled with Cheer! Photo courtesy © Brookside Gardens

Holiday Reindeer filled with Cheer! Photo courtesy © Brookside Gardens

There are more than 940,000 miniature lights here strung lovingly up by Brookside Gardens most dedicated.  I can’t even imagine how much time or how many employees and/or volunteers it must have taken to get this incredible display together.  It seems safe to say this display is by Brookside’s finest.

Installing the Garden of Lights. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens

Installing the Garden of Lights. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens

The Lights wrapped around the trees are even pretty during the day. Photo © Britt Conley.

The Lights wrapped around the trees are even pretty during the day. Photo © Britt Conley.

The light extravaganza takes up more than a half mile and is filled with dancing fountains, lighted flowers and animals as well as a Loch Ness Monster which is bound to be a hit.

The Lock Ness Monster! Photo by Judith MacArthur courtesy Brookside Gardens.

The Lock Ness Monster! Photo by Judith MacArthur courtesy Brookside Gardens.

The Lion. Photo by Bud Cline. Courtesy Brookside Gardens

The Lion. Photo by Bud Cline. Courtesy Brookside Gardens

Even the flowers are all lit up the holidays.  Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

Even the flowers are all lit up the holidays. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

Brookside is illuminating the Four Seasons with lit summer sunflowers, autumn leaves, winter snowflakes, spring flowers and rain showers!

The Gazebo © Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

The Gazebo © Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

In addition to all of this, there are hundreds of light wrapped trees and shrubs, beautifully lighted gazebos and cascading fountains.

The Giraffe. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

The Giraffe. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

There is even a moving display of a flock of geese landing in the Gude Garden or an 11 foot giraffe covered with 9,000 lights.

If the lights are not enough there is also music every night of the light display! Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

If the lights are not enough there is also music every night of the light display! Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

There is more than just the lights. Brookside Gardens has musicians performing in the auditorium of the Visitors Center each night of the show. Light refreshments may be purchased and enjoyed during the entertainment. You can also do some holiday shopping at the Brookside Gardens gift shop, Marylandica.

Lit fountain. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

Lit fountain. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

The Garden of Lights – Outdoor Walk-Through Light Display
November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010 (Open every night except December 24 & 25)

Caterpillar Walk. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens

Caterpillar Walk. Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens

The Garden of Lights hours of operation are 5:30 to 9:00pm, with the last car admitted at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per car/van (Mon – Thurs) and $20 per car/van (Fri. – Sun). Cash only at Entrance. Advance Sale Tickets: $15 (available starting Nov. 1). Group tours must book and pay in advance, please call 301-962-1457. Garden of Lights Show Information Line is 301-962-1453 or visit Brookside Gardens online at www.brooksidegardens.org.

The Garden of Lights is a sure hit this for weekends to come! Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

The Garden of Lights is a sure hit this for weekends to come! Photo courtesy Brookside Gardens.

Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

Well I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and a Fantastic rest of the Holiday Season! As for me, I’ve just been fitted with a Christmas hat and red winter scarf for my front page logo! Looks like the holidays are here!

Tomorrow were heading around for a sampling of Brookside Gardens out door floral displays! I hope you can join us.

‘Til Tomorrow

Britt : )

Related posts:

  1. Part VI: Some of the Flowers and Garden areas at Brookside Gardens.
  2. Part III: The Rose Garden at Brookside Gardens.
  3. The lights at Longwood Gardens 2010
  4. Part IV: Wings of Fancy at Brookside Gardens!
  5. Part I: Brookside Gardens: An Overview

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2 Comments

 
  1. Lynda Colangelo
    2011-01-12
    09:48:08

    The loch Ness monsters over look the memorial bench for my daughter who passed on June 28, 2010. It is an awesome display and she would have loved it.

     
  2. Britt
    2011-01-12
    12:43:35

    I am so sorry for your loss Lynda. The bench is a lovely tribute and it's a beautiful site to be able to visit. I lost my mother this past year and have found walking gardens has brought me some solace when I really need it. I'll look for her bench on my next visit. I am sure she would have loved the lights as well : )

     
 

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