The Photo Garden Bee Holiday Buzz
I may not be able to get to these events but maybe you can!
For more information visit www.lewisginter.org
From Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:
“A holiday tradition! The show features more than a half million lights arranged in botanical themes throughout the Garden. Visitors can also marvel at displays in the Garden’s Conservatory and decorations in theVisitorsCenter and the Education and Library Complex. Holiday dinners are available in the Garden Café and in the Robins Tea House (Tea House dinners require Garden admission and reservations, please call (804) 262-9887, ext. 329. Reservations will be taken starting Oct. 1, 2010. Merry Mondays on Monday evenings include storytelling for kids with the Garden Keeper and Butterfly Fairy.”
December 10-23 and 26-30th is the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Holiday of Lights! More than 100,000 bulbs are giving sparkle to the entire Garden. If the Lights aren’t enough come for the, “horse-drawn-wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, visits with Santa, live music, hot mulled wine in the Poinsettia Garden, and refreshments.” and “Snow Days” A big pile of snow will be available for children to play with in the Eucalyptus Grove on December 14, 15 and 16, 5:00-9:00 pm.”
Admission prices: Members, Seniors, Military & Students $8,
Non-members $12 and
Children 3-12 $4
For more information visit : http://www.SDBGarden.org
Longwood Gardens: www.longwoodgardens.org
Starting November 26th is the famed Christmas at Longwood Gardens featuring,
“500,000 outdoor lights and holiday magic await you during Longwood’s incomparable Christmas display. Dazzling trees, seasonal concerts and ice skating shows return, while the Music Room hosts a special, themed holiday display” They will also have “thousands of poinsettias accented with amaryllis, artemesia, begonias, cyclamen, hybrid lilies, kalanchoes, paperwhites, red berried plants and many other flowers flourish (ing) inside acres of heated glass conservatories. Living wreaths, swags and live floral trees adorn rooms throughout the Conservatory.”
If the amazing Christmas decorations are not enough, Longwood is having “National, World and Olympic skaters perform fun 20-minute vignettes daily (weather permitting).” The skaters are performing on the outdoor ice skating rink and according to Longwood, “will meet and greet the audience and pose for pictures following each performance!” Skaters include: Megan Williams, Geoff Varner, Emmanuel Savary, Kim Navarr, Brent Bommentre, Michael Solonoski, Lauren Farr, Kevin Curtis, Blake Rosenthal, Erika Choi Smith, Nate Bartholomay, Felicia Zhang and Taylor Toth with Andrew Nagode. You can find out which skaters will be performing on what day athttp://www.LongwoodGardens.org/IceSkatingPerformances2009.html
If your within a driving distance this is a wonderful experience!!!
for more information go straight to the source! www.longwoodgardens.org
AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AT MAYMONT
Make this beloved Richmond tradition a part of your Christmas celebration. Victorian ladies and gentlemen welcome you to the Maymont Mansion as you marvel at the grand Christmas tree, the beautifully decorated formal rooms and the traditions enjoyed by the Dooleys and their guests in 1893. Horse-drawn carriage rides and festive music fill everyone with the holiday spirit. Don’t miss St. Nick’s Christmas Party, a fun-filled occasion for the entire family with stories, songs, party favors, games and light refreshments. Mansion tours: $7 per person/$5 members/free for children 12 and under. Carriage rides: $5 per person/$3 children 12 and under. St. Nick’s Christmas Party $10 per person; advance registration recommended. For event details and reservations, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
For more information go to http://www.maymont.org
The New York Botanical Gardens: Holiday Train Show
November 21, 2009–January 10, 2010
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
New York Botanical Gardens are highlighing that, ” lights, model trains and trolleys zip along over bridges and on winding tracks past scaled replicas of New York landmarks made by award-winning designer Paul Busse. Orange slices, cinnamon sticks, poppy pods, pine cones, and other plant parts are used to create the more than 140 architectural reproductions in the Garden’s collection.” I, for one, am even more impressed by the mention of, “Steam engines and streetcars, whimsical ladybugs and modern freight trains traverse under waterfalls, around mountains, and through tunnels” If you ask me this sounds like blast.
For more information go straight to the source! http://www.nybg.org/hts09/
The Denver Botanic Garden: Mid-Century Modern: The Gardens’ Landmarks in Context
Nov. 21, 2009 - Jan. 17, 2010
Reception: Thursday, Dec. 10, 5:30-8 p.m., RVSP email@example.com
According the Denver Botanic Garden, “Mid-Century Modern” presents, “visual interpretations of the Gardens’ historic buildings – structures that have long been at the core of the institution. This show is an invitational and will provide an appropriate punctuation to the 50th anniversary of the Gardens’ York Street location, in addition to celebrating iconic structures amid new developments. Historic components will explore the design of Victor Hornbein’s Conservatory, as well as the contributions of Garrett Eckbo and Saco DeBoer.”
For more information go straight to the source! http://www.botanicgardensblog.com/index.php/2009/08/17/celebrate-the-gardens’-mid-century-modern-architecture/
There is always something happening in D.C. at The U.S. Botanic Garden : Holiday Magic: Opening November 26, 2009 through January 10, 2010
It’s that time of year again where, “fanciful garden-train exhibits” abound. The Garden is offering an, ”enchanted storybook garden with trains popping in and out of a landscape that now includes Snow White’s cottage and the Owl and the Pussycat’s beautiful pea green boat.” Sounds like a fun trip with the kids!
For more information go straight to the source! http://www.usbg.gov/index.cfm
The Florida Botanical Gardens : Holiday in lights in the Gardens.
Nov. 28th, 2009- Jan. 3rd, 2010 6-10pm
Chicago Botanic Gardens : Wonderland Express Returns to the Gardens November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010!
10,000-square-foot exhibition of miniature trains winds over bridges, under trestles, past waterfalls, and through more than 80 mini-replicas of Chicago’s favorite landmarks.
Outside, 750,000 lights sparkle and welcome you and your family to the Garden’s wonderland. Inside the Regenstein Center, a Paul Busse, designer of the Model Railroad Garden, created this amazing exhibition exclusively for the Garden’s holiday celebration.
One of really neat things about Chicago Botanic Gardens is that they are featuring Ice Skating and Snowshowing this year!
ICE SKATING ON THE ESPLANADE
Daily, November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010,
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Weekends, January 9 – 31, and Monday, January 18,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring your ice skates to the Garden this winter and skate on the Esplanade amid the glow of trees strung with thousands of lights. The 40-foot Wonderland Express tree and lawn spheres will remain on the smaller of the two lawns. Check the skating hotline to confirm that the weather will allow skating.
The Garden does not provide ice skates.
Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center Information Desk.
Adults: $4/$5 nonmember; Children ages 3-12: $2/$3 nonmember
Wonderland Express/Ice skating combo ticket (available on-site, day of event only):
Adults: $10/$13 nonmember; Children ages 3-12: $7/10 nonmember
For more information visit : http://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/winter.php
Upcoming at Fioli!
HOLIDAY TRADITIONS 2009 — “WINTER WONDERLAND”
Friday, November 27 through Saturday, December 5
Fioli is having a week of holiday celebration featuring a “wide range of unique holiday gifts (in the shop), while performers sing and play seasonal melodies”, as well as lunch or dinner in the famously stunning Fioli ambiance. The site highlights, “The Evening Dinner Party is an elegant dining event with live music and dancing in the ballroom. Enjoy the magical warmth of Holiday Traditions”
For more information go straight to the source! http://www.filoli.org/special-events-and-exhibits/holiday-traditions.html
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is celebrating the season with the Holiday Train Show
November 3 – January 3
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There is plenty of time to visit the garden and see the, “G-scale model trains chug their way across an imaginary landscape in the Fuqua Orchid Center.” According to the gardens, after visiting the model trains you can, “go for a ride on the real thing – hop on board The Botanical Express!”
- Now here’s some Garden Buzz : Christmas at Biltmore!
- This the last night of holiday lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden!
- Garden Buzz! Volunteer Recruitment Open House at Filoli 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2010
- Photo Garden Bee Sightings!
- The Photo Garden Bee Tour visits Walt Disney World!