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GardenFest at a Glance GardenFest Calendar cont’d Greater Richmond Children’s Choir Sunday, 11.......................................4PM ........... Education & Library Complex,. ............................................Auditorium Special performance for visitors’ enjoyment. Included with regular GardenFest admission.

GardenFest Dinner with Santa Sunday–Wednesday.................................... 18, 19, 20, 21 (only)..............5:30–7:30PM ............Education & Library Complex. ............................................Auditorium Reservations required. Details in Holiday Dining section.

Exhibits Holiday Tree Conservatory, North Wing Nature is the inspiration for this year’s Holiday Tree, offering a charming backdrop for family photos. Conservatory, Cottage Wing The Old Tree, Ruth Brown’s delightful tale of cooperation and conservation, is set deep in the forest with woodland characters galore! Conservatory, East Wing Magnificent orchids offer fragrance and beauty.

Railroad Exhibit Conservatory, North Wing Toy trains travel through miniature forests embellished with fairy house botanicals and fanciful wildlife.

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Garden Closed for Holiday Saturday, 24 & Sunday, 25....................

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic Saturday, December 31.................. 2–5PM ............ Education & Library Complex Family fun in the afternoon with the “Ululating Mummies,” 2012 wishes, makeand-take crafts & the “Rolling in the New Year” hillside tumble. Free with regular admission; free for members. Family Frolic visitors may stay for GardenFest at no additional charge.

january GardenFest for Fidos Thursday, 5...............................5–10PM See December listing for details.

FREE Member Night Monday, 9..................................5–10PM See November listing for details.

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Railroad Exhibit Education & Library Complex, Classroom 2 More model trains to entertain all ages! Special thanks to the Virginia Train Collectors (VTC) whose focus is O, S, G and HO gauge toy trains manufactured from 1920 to present. Contact John Exley, (804) 746-1946 or www.vatraincollectors.com

Holiday Trees Education & Library Complex, Corridor Decorative trees showcase artistic ornaments inspired by nature and crafted by elementary students through collaboration with Henrico County Public Schools art educators. “Unique Creations Inspired by Nature” Lora M. Robins Library Beautiful botanical decorations and a cozy fire in the Reading Room make the Library a must-see destination.

Tours GardenFest of Lights Early Bird Tour November 29–January 9, 4:30PM by reservation Be an “Early Bird” and reserve your spot NOW for your private group of 15-40 adults to enjoy an early-evening exploration of Dominion GardenFest of Lights. Led by knowledgeable Garden Guides, your group will delight in the unique, handcrafted botanical decorations, experience the nostalgia of model trains and be cheered by lavish holiday Don williamson displays. Then as darkness falls, you’ll see the region’s most magical light show glow bright! For tour only, call (804) 262-9887, ext. 322. For tour with group dining (begins 4PM), contact Facility Events at ext. 345 or 224. Tours start at the Robins Visitors Center.

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Newsletter of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Winter 2011