Dec 20th, 2013

Top Tips for Visiting Dominion GardenFest of Lights

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

peacock lights in the Grace Arents GardenStarting today, we enter the busier time of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Kids are out of school, they don’t have homework, and they can stay up late.  So you might need a bit more planning when visiting GardenFest. We appreciate your patience as we enter this busy time.  Here are a few of our favorite tips for a great visit:

  • Carpool if you can!
  • Visitation tends to be heaviest between 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. You can avoid peak times by arriving early (4:30 p.m.) or later (after 8:30 p.m.)
  • You can purchase tickets ahead of time, either by coming to the Garden (open daily 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. during GardenFest) or online or by phone 1-800-594-TIXX (8499). Service charges apply for online and phone sales.
  • When parking lots are full, we will close gates and put up a sign stating the lots are closed for 30 minutes and to please check back. (Here’s the Tacky Lights List if you want to see other lights nearby.) There is parking available in the neighborhood; however, we ask people to please be considerate of our neighbors and to be aware the Garden is not responsible for off-site parking.

Still want more info? Here’s some more help:

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting with Children

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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