Dominion GardenFest of Lights Facts

GardenFest By the Numbers

500,000+: number of lights in the show
40+: miles of light strands
250: number of lighted forms in the display
1,000: flowers made from recycled bottles
5,000: child-proof outlet protectors used at the end of lights strands to keep moisture out
9,478: strands of lights 
54: number of trees wrapped by arborists
16,000: number of lights on the Darlington Oak Tree
10,000: number of lights on the peacock form
2 months: how long it takes to install the lights (and 6+ months of prep work).
10: number of staff working 20 – 60 hours a week on GardenFest (Oct. 1 – Thanksgiving)
240: Number of children who helped decorate the trees in the Kelly Education Center hallway
300: number of volunteers helping prepare for GardenFest
6,813: Hours worked by volunteers for GardenFest (in 2016)

660: Handmade stars hang in the Conservatory Dome
1,600: Crystals dangling from the plants in the Conservatory West Wing
16,000: Lights wrapping The Giving Tree 
80: Yards of gold fabric draping the Atrium ceiling
650: Recycled milk jugs making up the igloo in the Children’s Garden
25+: Stories told at this year’s GardenFest

44: number of nights of Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Dominion GardenFest of Lights, Image by Don Williamson
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