As shared here a few weeks ago (in this Garden of Lights post) my brother and I enjoyed a lovely outing to Lewis Ginter’s Gardenfest celebration in Richmond, Virginia. Just before the New Year, Virginia (the person) enjoyed another trek up to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with her sister, niece and energizer uncle.
This time it wasn’t quite so crowded (or cold) so we thoroughly enjoyed taking our time traipsing around the gorgeous lights and sights.
Today (to brighten up this second week of the new year) here are a few highlights from Virginia’s second visit to Gardenfest.
sunset reflected in the lake (a peacock in attendance)
Once again the luminescence of Gardenfest’s ‘bringing art to light’ wowed.
There were ‘enlightened’ flowers everywhere (not in bloom, but in Light!)
Like these in honor of Vincent Van Gogh
I take that back, actually there were a few blooming flowers…
like these orchids in the conservatory.
Once again, the children’s garden was packed with families enjoying the sights.
Miss Pink Piggy (a hit with big kids like us, too!)
We managed to see the trains this time (last time the line was way too long)
Trains, trains, trains – more fun for Big Kids!
(note: all the amusement park peripherals moved, too.)
Magnificent trees and scenes of joyous light wowed my uncle, sis and niece (& me!)
Once again, though, methinks our collective favorite was the tribute to Monet’s bridge (given how much time we spent there.)
Impressionistic bridge of Light…
What a wonderful wandering walking in Lewis Ginter’s Gardenfest’s wonderland of Art & Light. Hope you enjoyed this second visit as much as I enjoyed mine.
grace, peace & inspiring Light(s)
Virginia : )
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton
Very, very cool. Thanks, GL.
Hey Mark, wish you & Cin could have seen it – ‘twas quite inspiring & spectacular! Blessings & hugs! GL 🌟🌷🌟🎨🌟🌷🌟
So beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Virginia. Wish I could’ve seen them, but you’ve really whetted my appetite for viewing in person!
Thanks, Debbie – if you ever get the chance to visit Richmond, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is also beautiful in spring & summer. But that’s what so fun about blogging – we can enjoy things vicariously! Hugs! 🌟🌷🌟🎨🌟🌷🌟
It’s so pretty! I love the piggy!
Michele, they had all kinds of animals (elephant, lion, turtles etc) but Miss Pink Piggy stood out! Blessings! 🌟🌷🌟🐷🌟🌷🌟
Beautiful pics Virginia, would be amazing to see in person but have enjoyed this second tour via your photos!
Thanks, Steve. That’s what so fun about blogging – we can ‘see’ things from afar & appreciate their beauty (like I do with your AMAZING BIRD pics!) Blessings! 🌟🌷🌟🕊🌟🌷🌟
Thanks, Carol-Jo. The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a beautiful place! Hugs!!! 🌟🌷🌟🎨🌟🌷🌟
Lovely, just lovely 🙂
Thanks, Arlene – as an avid gardener, you would enjoy this incredibly beautiful Botanical Garden in the spring & summer, too. Hugs! 🌟🌷🤗🌷🌟
If i were there, I am sure I will.
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No worries — thank you for your consideration (I like your blog, too!) I don’t usually catch onto these awards, altho a great way to learn about other cool blogs, sometimes I barely have time to get a post a week up here. Blessings!! 🙂
Virginia, i love your Wonderland of Light. We had ours here in our Botanical Gardens. I so wanted to see it but it rained so, i missed it. Thank you for sharing.
So glad you could enjoy a visit to this amazing Gardenfest — I enjoyed it just as much the second time & had the chance to see a few things we missed the first time round. Blessings to you! 🙂
Blessings received and returned to you too dear Virginia. 💐🌸🌺