For almost 3 months, as I've been tending my garden at work, I've been watching lights being wrapped around trees and somehow being put up very high in very big trees at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Finally, this past week was the opener for the Garden Lights/Holiday Nights event with employee previews and member and donor previews so I took the husband to midtown and finally got to see the complete show! What a lot of fun!
For the second year in a row the ABG is featuring a Garden Lights show every evening from the 2nd weekend in November until the end of December. And we have added even more lights this year - in the Edible Garden, the Crape Myrtle Allee, the Storza Woods, the Great Lawn, the Conservatory, etc. I'm pretty sure there are close to 1.25 million lights- lights of all colors, brightly lit stars hanging from trees, lights that look like raindrops. There is a magical collection of orbs (pictured here) on the Great Lawn that light up and change colors in time with the music.
I think my favorite view of the whole evening was looking down the completely lit Crape Myrtle Allee toward the Great Lawn.
There are firepits for S'mores. There are drinks at the bar. You can purchase fun glasses to make the lights really interesting.
There is an awesome train garden. We have 6 trains running this year and a newly constructed mountain with tiny little villages and tiny little people! If you like it let me know cause I sort of had a hand in some of that.
Do you want something fun to do with the kids or with your friends or relatives? Go! Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden website for more information.
Yes, this has been a completely biased account and blog because I do work there and am rather fond of the place. And I receive no perks from blogging about it. I'm just bragging cause I think it's a great show!