Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8, 2018  (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)
Nightly 5 – 10 p.m.

The Giving Tree The Conservatory at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Image by Don Williamson

The 2017-2018 theme is Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights

A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! 

Everybody loves a good story. Now imagine myriad stories, plus legends and rhymes, embellished with amazing creativity through a half-million holiday lights! During this year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of LightsNaturally Ever After presents Stories in Lights: from fairy tales and folklore to time-treasured classics. Indoor and outdoor displays, family activities and holiday events spotlight tales that span cultures and time … explore natural phenomena … teach life lessons … celebrate the seasons … and ultimately, connect people through plants.


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Origami in the Garden
Art by Kevin Box

April 13 – September 30, 2018
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5

Flying Peace sculpture from Origami in the Garden exhibitionOrigami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.

In the Garden view 16 vignettes, featuring 21 sculptures.  In the Library explore four unfolded wall hangings displayed with the four corresponding folded origami pieces.

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