Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Joys of the Season

A Night at the Botanical Garden!
We took advantage of the warm weather to tour "GardenLights" at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  They do a lovely light display every year from Thanksgiving thru New Years Day. 
This year's theme is oriental.  In the conservatory they have a wonderful tree decorated in soft pastel colors,  a model train with oriental villages and a darling little cottage. 
If the tree is not the star, then the chandelier of origami swans must be.
On a whim we slipped into the restaurant and had dinner surrounded by dark trees and tiny lights.  It was a magical evening!

Sadly, the photos don't do it justice.  You will have to take my word for the magic!


  1. Wow! We would probably require a royal wedding to summon such a display this side of the pond! Bx

  2. What a nice way to kick off the season! I am with Belinda, that swan chandelier is gorgeous.

  3. This is so awesome! I really need to see if my local botanic garden does something similar. I've been to light shows at the zoo before, but I've never gone to the botanic garden which would just make the whole experience that much cooler.