During the winter season, a different kind of color lights up botanical gardens across the United States. Instead of spring flowers, visitors find twinkling holiday lights, often accompanied by a range of other holiday activities and events. Which botanical garden puts on the best seasonal lights show?
The top 10 winners in the category Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights are as follows:
- A Longwood Christmas - Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, Penn.
- Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Richmond, Va.
- Gardens Aglow - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, Maine
- Nights of a Thousand Candles - Brookgreen Gardens - Murrells Inlet, S.C.
- Million Bulb Walk/Dominion Energy Garden of Lights - Norfolk Botanical Garden - Norfolk, Va.
- Fantasy in Lights - Callaway Gardens - Pine Mountain, Ga
- River of Lights - ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque
- Illumination: Tree Lights - Morton Arboretum - Chicago
- Lights in Bloom - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Sarasota, Fla.
- Illuminations - Botanica - Wichita, Kan.
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
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