Dec 11th, 2014

Find the Peacock & More Using the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Map

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

Peacock and Conservatory. Photo by Don Williamson.

Everyone is always looking for the Peacock! I guess this is bit more than a clue. Photo by Don Williamson.

Each year we have a new theme to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, and each year, old favorites (like the peacock) return.  One of the most commonly asked questions we get at the front desk this time of year is “Where’s the peacock?”  One family I spoke with told me they didn’t want to know, they just wanted a clue, because it was their family tradition to seek it out each year.

I don’t know if you are a seeker or a planner, but if you are a planner, you might enjoy looking at the  GardenFest Map before your visit.  You can research where you’ll find  all your favorite GardenFest creatures, so that you don’t miss a thing. Plus for the first time ever this year, you can walk all the way around  Lake Sydnor on our new Cherry Tree Walk.  Also, we we’ve moved the maze from the Children’s Garden to an area just behind the Conservatory. Now it’s 50 percent larger!

You’ll still find the bonfire (and s’mores!) in the Children’s Garden, but we’ve moved it back from the Lake edge, closer to Bloemendaal House. You won’t want to miss the pitcher plants in West Island Garden and the “Magnificent Magnolia” tulip magnolia tree in Flagler Garden, along with shooting stars. We’d love to see your photos of you in the “Man in the Moon” photo op too. You’ll find them all on the map. Just click on the image to make it larger, or download it from the link above.

gardenfest map

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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