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REFLECTIONS
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Reflections in the Garden community chain

Write your own special wish, or commemorate a loved one, on a strip of paper, and link it to another person’s.

Special Ticketed Event — Both members and non-members must have a pre-purchased Eventbrite ticket to attend. Children under age 3 do not need a ticket to attend.  

On this evening from 6 – 9 p.m., enjoy contemplative live music, meander the paths of the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk to discover self-reflective prompts, and enjoy food and beverages for purchase.  This family-friendly event includes the opportunity to join in making a community paper chain of wishes and commemorations.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

5:30 p.m. Doors open

6 – 8 p.m. Join us for an opportunity for guests to join in making a community paper chain. Write your own special wish, or commemorate a loved one, on a strip of paper, and link it to another person’s. Watch how the chain comes together, each link connecting to and supporting the other.

6 – 8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to inscribe a luminary to be placed in a collaborative installation.

6 – 9 p.m. Guests can meander paths of the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk to discover self-reflective prompts. Acoustic music in select locations will delight and surprise you. Guests can explore the Alfonso Pérez Acosta: Artist in Residence medicine wheel-inspired art installation of painted rocks at the base of the Anderson Meadow, along with two Cristina Taphouse art installations, Flock and Refresh.

As dusk falls, Garden staff will float glowing lanterns in the Conservatory pools and the Sunken Fountain Garden in the Central Garden.

BEST VALUE: MEMBERSHIP

Garden members get discounted admission to this event. If you plan to visit more than once a year, Becoming a Garden member may be your best value.

*Please note there will be no luminaries in Lake Sydnor this year. 

Toro nagashi floating lantern festival. Image by Harlow Chandler

 

 

 

 

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Dates:
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Details

FAQs

Will tickets be available for purchase on the night of the event?

Due to overwhelming interest and a limited number of tickets, this event is likely to sell out prior to the day of the event. You must have a pre-purchased Eventbrite ticket for entry to this special event. Children under age 3 do not need a ticket.

Are there special activities for children?

All activities during this family-friendly evening are multigenerational in nature. Children are encouraged to participate along with adults of all ages.

Violinist Becca Longhenry in the dark with just a small amount of light and the Conservatory in the background. Image by Harlow Chandler

Violinist Becca Longhenry

Will there be live music?

Yes. From 6-8:30 p.m., acoustic music will be performed at various spots scattered throughout the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk.

Will all of the Garden paths be accessible?

For your safety and security, areas of the Garden with insufficient path lighting will be closed for this special evening event. Guests will not be permitted in the Asian Valley, West Island Garden or Flagler Garden.

Will the Garden Shop be open?

Yes, you can enjoy shopping in the Garden Shop during the event. The Garden Shop will be open 5-8 p.m.

Will the Lora Robins Library be open?

Yes, come visit us in the Library!

Is there a rain date?

The event will go on rain or shine. If inclement weather threatens the safety of our guests we will cancel.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please consider carpooling or taking a taxi or ride service to this event.

What’s the refund policy?

This is a rain or shine event. There are no refunds.

Will you float lanterns in the lake this year?

No. This year’s Reflections in the Garden will mainly feature LED-lit luminaries along the pathways of the Central Garden and the Cherry Tree Walk.  Staff will be floating lanterns in the pools of the Conservatory and Sunken Garden Fountain in the Central Garden only. A couple reflecting on the year.

How can I participate?

From 6-8 p.m. outside the Conservatory, join in making a community paper chain. Write your own special wish, or commemorate a loved one, on a strip of paper, and link it to another person’s. Watch how the chain comes together, each link connecting to and supporting the other. Also, look for an opportunity to inscribe a luminary to be placed in a collaborative installation.

BEST VALUE: MEMBERSHIP

Garden Members get discounted admission to this event.  If you plan to visit more than once a year, Becoming a member may be your best value.

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION

The Garden is open rain or shine and closed only for severe inclement weather (no refunds). Any weather-related closings are posted on the website and Facebook.

  1. Print your Eventbrite ticket or have the ticket on your smartphone.
  2. Come to the Visitors Center and show your ticket at the admissions desk for check-in.*
  3. After check-in, you’re good to go!

*PLEASE NOTE: If you’re visiting during high-volume times, there may be a line at the admissions desk.Reflections in the Garden. image by Tom Hennessy

PHOTO RELEASE POLICY

Photography of visitors, events, and activities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Reflections in the Garden evening are taken for promotional and editorial use to advance the mission of the Garden. Your attendance at this event implies your consent to display and/or publish any photographs in which your image appears.
Guests who do not consent to this policy may opt out of a photo by informing the photographer.
These images become the property of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. They may be used in any and all Garden publications and media without limitation or reservation, and are not subject to compensation.