Garden Buzz! Volunteer Recruitment Open House at Filoli 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2010

 

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Volunteer Recruitment Open House at Filoli 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2010

Filoli Center will hold its annual Volunteer Open House at 9:30 a.m. on January 16, 2010 at Filoli.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the many, varied ways to volunteer at Filoli in areas such as the Art Committee, Café, Garden Shop, House and Garden and Nature Education docents, and more.  Over 1,200 people volunteer at Filoli and help sustain this non-profit historic site.

For more information go to  HYPERLINK “http://www.filoli.org” www.filoli.org and click on Volunteering.  There is no admission fee for this event, but a reservation is required.  Attendees can register for this Open House at  HYPERLINK “mailto:volunteer@filoli.org” volunteer@filoli.org or by calling (650) 364-8300, ext. 300.

Time of Event:  9:30 a.m. Registration, coffee and tea; 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Volunteering

Location of Event:  Filoli Center’s Visitor & Education Center, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, CA 94062

No Admission Fee:  A reservation is required to attend.  Please RSVP by email to mailto:volunteer@filoli.org” volunteer@filoli.org or by calling (650) 364-8300, ext. 300.

About Filoli

Filoli, located in Woodside, CA, is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. The 654-acre property includes a 36,000 square-foot residence furnished with an extensive collection of 17th and 18th century English antiques and 16 acres of English Renaissance gardens that showcase an exquisite horticultural collection. Established as a private residence in 1917 and opened to the public in 1976 to promote cultural and horticultural endeavors, Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  For more information about Filoli, please visit  http://www.filoli.org” www.filoli.org.


Lewis Ginter’s Garden of Lights!  Through January 11th, 2010.  (closed December 24-25th).

GardenFest is fantastic! © Britt Conley

A holiday tradition! The walk-through 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 the Visitors Center and the Education and Library Complex. GardenFest includes family-friendly activities, botanical decorations, model trains, a bonfire (weather-permitting) and mazes of lights in the Children’s Garden, holiday dining, music and more!

For more information visit www.lewisginter.org

Part of Longwood Gardens light display © Longwood Gardens
Part of Longwood Gardens light display © Longwood Gardens

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.”

Ice Skating Shows © Longwood Gardens
Ice Skating Shows © Longwood Gardens

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


Models of St. Patrick's Cathedral and Grand Central Terminal Holiday Train Show. Photo by Robert Benso
Models of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grand Central Terminal Holiday Train Show. Photo by Robert Benso

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 exhibits@botanicgardens.org

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


www.flbg.org/events_seasonal_lights.htm

Chicago Botanic Gardens : Wonderland Express Returns to the Gardens November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010!

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/wonderland/about.php

A Family enjoys the Winter Wonderland Express.  Photo Courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Gardens
A Family enjoys the Winter Wonderland Express. Photo Courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Gardens

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.

Lights Everywhere! PHoto Courtesy of The Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Lights Everywhere! PHoto Courtesy of The Chicago Botanic Gardens.

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,
weather permitting
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Weekends, January 9 – 31, and Monday, January 18,
weather permitting
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.

Admission:
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


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.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is celebrating the season with the Holiday Train Show

The Train Show at Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
The Train Show at Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

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!”

For more information go straight to the source! http://atlantabotanicalgarden.org/site/involvement/holiday_train_show

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  4. Botanical art from the 1500′s on view at The Cummer Museum and Gardens through January 10, 2010.
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