One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to visit Botanical Gardens at night. Quite a number of them decorate with special holiday light shows and have all kinds of family oriented holiday activities . We visited the Lewis Ginter Gardens in Richmod on this trip, but Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island SC is still my favorite.
Dec 3rd was the opening night of Brookgreen Gardens Night of a Thousand Candles. I and my camera spent the evening documenting the spectacular beauty of the gardens at night.
Every year, for three weekend evenings,, Brookgreen Gardens come to life with holiday spirit amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights.
The sculptures are even more beautiful at night than they are by day. They almost seem alive
The sculptures in the pools and fountains appear to be dancing
The heritage oak trees take on an other worldly look and seem even more ancient and massive at night
It's a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays while collecting nocturnal photo references for a local landmark