Georgia State Plant Garden hosts a festive light show

The show starts on December 1st and runs through January 9th

The University of Georgia will host the first Winter WonderLights show from December 1 Half a mile of Athens, Georgia’s botanical garden, among other magical features, is the Garden of Delight, Candy Cane Lane and Con Tree Plaza.

On display every night, January 9, 2022, children and adults will be delighted. The Alice Hand Calaway Gob Itor Center will be transformed into a holiday market where guests can buy gifts and souvenirs. Drinks such as cookies, smoothies, bottled water, hot chocolate and coffee are on display.

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“Winter WonderLights will be a way for us to connect with the entire state and people there,” said Jenny Cruz-Sanders, director of the state’s botanical garden. Our focus is on connecting people to places and nature, and we are determined to be leaders in horticulture, horticulture, research and conservation. This new family-friendly outdoor event will provide us with a way to showcase our world-class plants and provide support for our impactful programs. In many ways, it honors our talented staff and hardworking people who take care of this beautiful facility.

(Photo by Shana Montgomery)

The half-mile trail takes about 45-60 minutes to complete and is fully ADA accessible. Tickets are $ 15 per person, free for children under 3.. Groups of garden friends will receive a 10% discount for groups of 20 or more people. Tickets for the dates and times allotted to visit the show will be available for purchase at the Government Plant Garden website wonderlights.uga.edu starting in September.

(Photo by Shana Montgomery)

The event was hosted by the University of Georgia. Sponsors include Friends of the State Botanical Garden, Trumps Catering, Synovus, Condor Chocolates, Baron Rental Center, Westminster Christian Academy and community members.

The Plantation Garden is approximately 70 miles east of Atlanta at 2450 S. Milledge Ave. , Located in Athens, Georgia. Off-site parking and shuttle services will be provided free of charge on two UIA-owned and controlled lotrooms on South Milege Avenue.

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