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Botanical Gardens Lights

FAQ Is there parking? Free parking is available in our parking garage. However, parking is limited and fills quickly. If you park in the surrounding neighborhood on a side street, please be respectful of our neighbors and park legally as Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for parking tickets. What forms of payment will be accepted? Cash and credit cards are accepted. Cash only for HoloSpex glasses. Can I purchase food at Blossoms of Light? Offshoots Café is open, featuring a full menu and hot drinks until 9 p.m. The Hive is open featuring snacks and hot drinks until 8:30 p.m. Other snack and beverage stations are available in the Romantic Gardens on select evenings and as weather permits. All food stations and cafes are closed on December 25. What kind of clothes should I wear? Blossoms of Light is an outdoor event. Though the path is concrete, we suggest wearing shoes with good traction. Please come prepared for the weather conditions. Is there a coat check? No. How long does it take to walk around the path? It takes 25-­45 minutes to see the whole display. Is Blossoms of Light ADA accessible? Yes, but keep in mind that the paths may be icy in spots. Please use caution. Handicapped parking is available. Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite? Wheelchairs or strollers can be checked out at the Information Desk in the Boettcher Memorial Center and are available on a first­-come, first­-served basis. No reservations are accepted. Will any areas of the Gardens be closed during Blossoms of Light? The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and Mordecai Children’s Garden are not open during Blossoms of Light. The Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion are open but may be closed to the public during certain hours when hosting a private event.  Are pets allowed at Blossoms of Light? Pets are not permitted at this event. Service dogs/animals are allowed.   SPECIAL EVENTS REFUND POLICY

Botanical Gardens Lights

After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland! More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5 – 9 pm for a magical holiday experience. Garden of Lights, from December 3 – 23 & 26 – 30, is the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual gift to the San Diego Community. Garden of Lights has events and activities that everyone in your family will enjoy. Nightly entertainment, including local blues and jazz bands, as well as delicious food from Red Oven Artisanal Pizza and Pasta, and hot coffee and treats from the Jitter Bean, will be available. Numerous family-friendly activities are also part of the festivities including:

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Boasting a new Walk of Flames display and a newly expanded Tunnel of Light, the 30-acre garden will be glistening through the holidays. There are also more cone trees, ranging up to 30 feet tall, and one will be prominently featured atop the new Linton’s restaurant. This will be the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s sixth season hosting this event.

Botanical Gardens Lights

Is there parking? Free parking is available in our parking garage. However, parking is limited and fills quickly. If you park in the surrounding neighborhood on a side street, please be respectful of our neighbors and park legally as Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for parking tickets.

Botanical Gardens Lights

Browse our list below for events happening at the Gardens this year, or use the menu to the right to go straight to a particular category. If you’re looking for classes and other programming, check out our Learning for Adults and Learning for Families & Children pages for more information.

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Sunday, May 21 4 – 5:30 p.m. In the Kitchen Garden Café Come enjoy the magnificent display of thousands of tulips in the Gardens followed by a Traditional English Cream Tea. There will be delicate tea sandwiches and freshly baked scones, made that morning by Mollie and Wells Moore, with Mollie’s own strawberry jam topped off with a yummy real clotted cream, and finishing with a mini sweet. Most important – your own individual pot of tea with your choice of milk or lemon. Make reservations early as there is limited seating.

Botanical Gardens Lights

Tea and TulipsSunday, May 21 4 – 5:30 p.m. In the Kitchen Garden Café Come enjoy the magnificent display of thousands of tulips in the Gardens followed by a Traditional English Cream Tea. There will be delicate tea sandwiches and freshly baked scones, made that morning by Mollie and Wells Moore, with Mollie’s own strawberry jam topped off with a yummy real clotted cream, and finishing with a mini sweet. Most important – your own individual pot of tea with your choice of milk or lemon. Make reservations early as there is limited seating.Purchase Tickets

Botanical Gardens Lights

Unique plant-related gift items will be on sale at our Gift Shops for the plant lovers in your life. Cork purses, garden-themed jewelry, hats, aprons, candles, and garden art are all available. As well as winter plants, ready to enhance your holiday garden. Come out and experience the holidays ‘Southern California Style’ at San Diego Botanic Garden’s Garden of Lights!

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