With the festive spirit of the holidays upon us, a unique way to celebrate the season is to visit Gardens Aglow at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Featuring more than 2,000 poinsettias, seasonal foliage and hundreds of sparkling lights, the lush gardens are truly aglow!
Previously named “Merry & Bright,” the refreshed annual holiday exhibit features a mid-century modern design with pink, aqua and gold accents and custom starburst tree toppers adorn the beautiful poinsettia trees. Festive lights and seasonal plants can be found in each of the botanical biomes surrounding the permanent horticulture displays and spectacular Chihuly glassworks.
Step outside to explore the Conservatory’s courtyard and admire colorfully-lit trees and three impressive ornament trees consisting of more than 1,400 hand-blown glass spheres which were crafted at the Conservatory’s Hot Shop.
While the seasonal foliage and twinkling lights are the highlights of Gardens Aglow, visitors can also enjoy a Paul Busse model garden railway, Gingerbread Display, special entertainment and family activities. To experience the gardens in both daylight and after sunset, visit the conservatory about an hour before dusk to watch the gardens transform into a holiday wonderland!
A visit to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is wonderful any time of the year, but during the holiday season the Gardens Aglow exhibit makes it extra special. The Conservatory is the perfect place for horticulture enthusiasts, to enjoy a holiday-themed date night with your loved one or to cherish holiday memories with the entire family. Gardens Aglow is on display through January 3, 2018. For more information, please visit https://www.fpconservatory.org.
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