Eastern plants and culture are highlighted at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s holiday light show “Dominion GardenFest of Lights” now through Jan. 7.
This holiday tradition features 500,000 lights, hand-crafted botanicals, model trains and more, according to a botanical garden news release.
This marks the 18th year for the annual display and the 15th year of Dominion sponsorship. through its Dominion Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm.
“This year’s East Meets West theme highlights plants and arts from Eastern cultures that have influenced Western traditions,” said Frank Robinson, president and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, in a news release.
“Guests can walk through a 100-foot dragon tunnel of lights, stroll paths highlighting native Asian flora, and admire a chandelier of 2,600 hand-folded origami cranes in the Conservatory.”
The Garden is using more LEDs (light emitting diodes) than ever before with more than 40 miles of light strands and approximately half a million bulbs. The LEDs conserve energy by using less power, yet have great intensity and flexibility.
GardenFest runs 5-10 p.m. daily except for Dec. 24 and 25 at the non-profit Garden located at 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. The event includes family-friendly activities, dining opportunities, music and more. Admission is $11 adults; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 3-12; and free for children under age 3. Admission for members is $5; children $4 (ages 3-18). To learn more, call (804) 262-9887 or visit www.lewisginter.org.
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