Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lewis Ginter Lights

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to go to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens during their GardenFest of Lights. Their beautiful gardens are transformed into a wonderful display of lights with half a million lights throughout the gardens. This years theme was "East meets West" and it was seen in the Conservatory and Education Center along with the displays through the gardens.

In their children's area, the tree house and the ramps were decorated beautifully. Derek loved running around the ramps (where he could because there were lots of people) and looking at all the lights.

One of the tunnels under the tree house that you could walk through.
The kids area had lots of flowers, animals, and their large vegetable garden. They used all different types of light which was fascinating to look at.

 I loved all the Moravian Stars!

There are two buildings with inside displays. The Education Center had a miniature house display and a train display. You can guess which was my kids favorite. The Education Center has several trees inside decorated by local elementary schools. There was a sushi tree and a fortune cookies tree which were so cute! The detail that the kids did was amazing.
The train display had several different trains along with moving people. Derek was fascinated with the "burning" house, fire house and the Thomas the Tank Engine.

In the Conservatory, which houses their butterfly exhibit, had another train along with a beautifully decorated tree. It was decorated with beautiful fans, flowers, little dresses, and other oriental items.

The dogwood light trees were my favorite. They looked so real.

1 comment:

  1. Megan these are such good pictures and I am sorry I could not come. I tried to copy the picture of all of you, but all I get is from Chris onover to Kristi. It cuts Meridith and Liz out. What am I doing wrong????