Throughout the holiday season, spectacular light shows brighten up botanical gardens across the United States. Instead of spring flowers, visitors find twinkling holiday lights, often accompanied by a range of other festivities. 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, PA
- Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Richmond, VA
- Nights of a Thousand Candles - Brookgreen Gardens - Murrells Inlet, S.C.
- Gardens Aglow - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens - Boothbay, ME
- Illuminations - Botanica - Wichita, KS
- Dominion Energy Million Bulb Walk - Norfolk Botanical Garden - Norfolk, Virginia
- Galaxy of Lights - Huntsville Botanical Garden - Huntsville, AL
- Lights in Bloom - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Sarasota, FL
- Garden Glow - Missouri Botanical Garden - St. Louis, MO
- River of Lights - ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
Congratulations to all these winning botanical gardens!