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November 2017

Dominion Energy
GardenFest of Lights Illumination

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we illuminate Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza!  We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on more than half-a-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance and featuring this year’s theme.  Then enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more.

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Dominion Energy
GardenFest of Lights

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more.  To learn more details about Lewis Ginter lights, this year’s Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights theme and tips for your visit, see our main Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights page.   Event runs Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8, 2018 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25). Ticket Pricing $13 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 – 12) Free for…

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Member & Volunteer Nights
at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until Thursday, November 30, 2017

Member Nights (free admission for members): Due to last year’s snow day, this year we have FIVE free Member Nights: Nov. 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017; and Jan. 8, 2018. Learn more about Garden Membership and member privileges, including special ticket pricing (it may be your best deal). On Member and Volunteer Nights, Garden Members and Garden Volunteers get into Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free. View our tips for a great visit, and tips for visiting with children.

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Wreaths and More
from Nature

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to use the textures and colors of the late fall and early winter landscape to create wreaths, swags, or other hanging designs for your holiday décor. Designer Laura Anne Brooks helps you create elegant, creative decorations. She also demonstrates alternatives to traditional fluffy bows.

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Design from Nature:
Fall

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Honor fall’s rich textures and colors in this workshop.  Create a naturalistic design using items from the forest and fresh flowers for a different, and elegant, take on a harvest-themed decoration for late fall. Designer Laura Anne Brooks shows you how to create a unique seasonal design. All materials provided. Date Change: Originally scheduled on Tuesday, October 24th 

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GardenFest
for Fidos

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day 30 of the month, repeating until Friday, January 5, 2018

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these special Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, November 30, 2017 and Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

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December 2017

Making Fairy Houses
with Dried Natural Materials: Saturday Morning Workshop

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The whimsical fairy houses that accompany the Garden’s train displays during GardenFest are crafted by volunteers, horticulturists, and other Garden staff.  Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and volunteer Debbie Guckert.  Adults and adult/child groups  (children 5 years old and up; no more than two children per accompanying adult) create one house.  Come prepared for mess.  Hot glue guns will be in use. …

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Making Fairy Houses
with Dried Natural Materials: Saturday Afternoon Workshop

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The whimsical fairy houses that accompany the Garden’s train displays during GardenFest are crafted by volunteers, horticulturists, and other Garden staff.  Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and volunteer Debbie Guckert.  Adults and adult/child groups  (children 5 years old and up; no more than two children per accompanying adult) create one house.  Come prepared for mess.  Hot glue guns will be in use. …

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Making Fairy Houses
with Dried Natural Materials: Sunday Workshop

Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The whimsical fairy houses that accompany the Garden’s train displays during GardenFest are crafted by volunteers, horticulturists, and other Garden staff.  Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and volunteer Debbie Guckert.  Adults and adult/child groups  (children 5 years old and up; no more than two children per accompanying adult) create one house.  Come prepared for mess.  Hot glue guns will be in use. …

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Seasonal Garden Walk:
December

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August.  Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden. (Formerly Ginter in the Morning)

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