03 Dec Bellevue Botanical Garden D’Lights
Ever wonder what a holiday-lights festival would be like if gardeners designed it? Garden D’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden in Washington has the answer. Every year at this time, the Bellevue Botanical Garden’s planting beds, well known for their fabulous mixed border plantings that inspire gardeners from far & wide, make way for this cheery seasonal display.
And what a magical sight to behold – a garden of flowers created with nearly a half a million lights. Talk about your winter-interest garden! Truly a labor of love, thousands of volunteer hours go into the creation of this spectacle. According to the garden’s website, hundreds of volunteers work a combined total of 10,000 hours to put it on. (Go here to learn how to get involved.)
This dazzling display can be seen each evening, 5:00pm to 9:30 pm, from now through December 31st. And the best part? This festive, family-friendly event is free. Donations are welcome and an important means of providing ongoing funding for the event. Full event details can be found here, including parking instructions.
Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society – reprinted with permission.