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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

I have to share the pictures of Lewis Ginter Botanical garden at Christmas.
The colorful displays of lighting  always a treat to see.   Miranda, Genevieve, Adalyn and Steve and I went along.  We had dinner in the cafe of Crab bisque, salad, shrimp salad and sandwich fixings for the girls.

Good idea with the crystal beads layered as they mimic ice dripping from the swag

Animal kingdom with a giraffe in the background





Yep, Genevieve is going for the lights on the ground

Reflection in the water towards the childrens area



they both love the unicorn


Here is the tree house , the kids love to run up the steps to look out over the river


Inside the Conservatory is the large Tree loaded with flowers this year

Adalyn proudly showing off her zipper pull of a dinosaur she got at the gift shop here.

Finally one of Genevieve standing still.  She is constantly moving.

can kind of get an idea how large this tree is

Into the library showing part of the doorway with a swag of flowers and bees with butterflies.

Gorgeous tree with hand blown glass balls and beautiful village underneath




I like the gemstone like color of the baubles


Gosh this was so pretty






So glad they put these back on display this year as I enjoy along with the girls seeing these houses.
I especially like this one being that it had to take a good amount of time with all of the needle work. 
I used to love to work with plastic canvas and now seeing this motivates me to take it up again
The furniture inside is plastic canvas


I thought this doll sized greenhouse was so cute

this taken from inside a doll house - sewing machine room



Inside the reading room is a tree with dried flowers covering it
Had a hard time getting decent pictures because there were lots of people with cameras and it was hard capturing anything without someone else in the picture

all dried from the garden here

We didn't go for members night and the chance to go again was January the ninth but it was still so freezing after the snow, so hopefully next year.

below are two ornaments my grand girls gave me from Pottery Barn.   

Genevieve picked out this one
so cut with the lit christmas tree and lamp post

Adalyn picked out this one.  She loves animals so much
Sweet ornaments from two sweet little girls

5 comments:

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Yes, those are two sweet ornaments from two sweet girls! What a great place to visit at Christmas, so much too look at, wow! Love the photo of the girls with the unicorn, the flower tree is really pretty, and those glass baubles are beautiful! I liked that second dollhouse, couldn't tell if it was the greenhouse?
Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip with us!
Gina

Vicki said...

Wow, what beautiful decor and displays!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Betsy,
This is an amazing place!! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!
Penney's usually have some nice Christmas decorations. Not much but there is always something that i like. And before Christmas , they really mark them down......
Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Deb

Denise inVA said...

I am glad I dropped in to look at your Christmas blog. Lovely post and I enjoyed the photos. I haven' been to Lewis Ginter in a few years. I had wanted to see their light show this past Christmas and was disappointed I never made it. Now I have thanks to you and can at least know what it must have looked like. Thank you so much!

Małgorzata P said...

Jestem oczarowana wystrojem i swiatlami. Dziekuje za zwiedzenie pieknego miejsca.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.