Here’s What’s Happening in December

Here’s What’s Happening in December

December 1 – December 31, 2011
5 – 10 pm daily
Garden d’Lights
The enormously popular Garden d’Lights festival features over half a million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Inspired by plants found in Northwest gardens and gardens around the world, hundreds of volunteers have been busy making new creations. A new Tortoise will join the list of over 30 “critters” including Charlotte in her web and Willie the Slug. You won’t want to miss the “Aquarium in Lights” in the Visitors’ Center with the pulsing jellyfish and our own octopus, or the gorgeous pond and border display on the main lawn. Our new route through the garden will be enhanced with a flowing river in lights and 2 waterfalls. This year will be an exciting adventure for all ages. Plan now to attend!
Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA
Recorded information line: 425-451-6844
Every December, over 150,000 people enjoy this dazzling display, and many of them want to come at the same time! PLAN AHEAD! Advanced ticket purchase is required this year. $5 per person; children under 10 FREE. For more information, to purchase tickets and to find out how to enter free, visit the Garden d’Lights website


Saturday, December 3
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Treasure Hunt Open House
My Garden Nursery
Go on a Treasure Hunt at My Garden Nursery for FREE goodies. Enjoy a fun evening to get your holiday shopping done, enjoy friends, sample gourmet foods. Buy tickets to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show to go along with a cool plant or tool from the nursery. Bring food for the Volunteers of America Food Drive. (To gnome them is to love them.)
My Garden Nursery
17414 Bothell Everett Highway, Mill Creek, WA 98012
Visit their website for more information or call 425-402-1842.


Friday, December 9
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 10
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Gifts & Green Galore
Outstanding collections of greens, wreaths and swags for your holiday decorating, along with gifts and wrapping, seasonal refreshments, live seasonal music, complimentary hot drink, free Arboretum tours (especially the famous Witt Winter garden) and more! Bring the kids! Special visit by a round, jolly man bearing treats on Saturday 11 am – 1 pm. Live, seasonal music on Friday. Free admission and parking.
Arboretum Foundation
Graham Visitors Center
2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112
For more information visit their website or call 206-325-4510.


NOW through February 12
Tickets to Northwest Flower & Garden Show now on Sale!
OK all you Early Birds, act now so you can snatch up tickets for our low price of only $16 (that’s $4 off the price during the show). Tickets are on sale on our website and will be in nursery ticket outlets this weekend. You won’t want to miss the most beautiful garden show in the country, with 26 dazzling show gardens, 116 seminars by the horticulterati, and over 300 garden-related exhibitors featuring plants, tools, furniture, containers, accessorites, jewlery, garden art and more. Our PlayGarden has plenty of activities and musical acts to keep the children entertained for hours and get them in touch with nature. And children 12 and under are FREE!  NWFGS tickets are the perfect stocking stuffer for your garden-loving family and friends. ~ Janet



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