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gardentimes Don Williamson WINTER 2013 ne w slette r o f le w i s g i nte r b o tan i cal ga r den “A Natural Love Affair” New! Don Williamson November 29–January 13 This year’s Dominion GardenFest explores the beauty and bounty of our natural world… SCOTT ELMQUIST Celebrate all that you love about the natural world with the ones you love at this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights—one of central Virginia’s favorite holiday-season traditions! Dominion GardenFest of Lights delights all ages with the region’s ultimate holiday adventure! presenting sponsor contributing & supporting sponsor media sponsors Altria NBC-12 Richmond Times-Dispatch in this issue This year • Meander through a swallowtail caterpillar tunnel and pass by the beautiful butterfly it becomes. • E xperience a magical change of seasons among the exhibits and gardens. • Discover larger-than-life lightning bugs, bees, and native flowers that illumine your path. • Watch butterflies flutter over a magical train landscape as woodland creatures go about their day. Inspired by the children’s book The Wind in the Willows. • See the Cottage transformed into a cabin filled with a naturalist’s beloved collections. Inspired by the children’s book Mossy. Returning this year • Enjoy Children’s Garden favorites: the childfriendly maze, Tacky Light House, Bling House, and s’more toasting (by purchase) at the firepit. • Admire exquisitely crafted botanical decor and themed holiday trees. • Savor dining delights, and stock up on unique gifts and decor. • Take a GardenFest tour, register for a holiday workshop, and more. Details on pages 4–7 and at 2 Regular Garden Calendar 6–7 GardenFest at a Glance 11 Development 3 Message from the Director 8–9  Horticulture 12 Holiday Shopping 4–5 GardenFest Calendar New! 10 Education

2013 Winter GardenTimes featuring Dominion GardenFest of Lights

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