The Aglimmer Gardens have returned to the Waterfront Botanical Gardens

The Aglimmer Gardens have returned to the Waterfront Botanical Gardens

                The Waterfront Botanical Gardens are illuminated for the holiday season.  Aglimmer Gardens are back, and for Horticulture Director Andrew Haggerty, that means lots of lights.  Taking a tour of Aglimmer Gardens “about half a million or more,” Haggerty said.  .  "Planning starts in July, and we start making the holiday light frames yourself in-house. We'll probably start that in October, then November. We're pretty much ready to have everything ready."  All lights are low energy LEDs to reduce energy use and environmental impact, and most displays are manufactured in-house.  What's old is new again As many people know, the Gardens were built where a municipal landfill once stood, and for Hagerty and the people at the Botanic Gardens, the Aglimmer Gardens are an opportunity to fulfill one of their missions: education.  “We're able to get more out to the community and generate more excitement about plants and nature in general, but also create more awareness about the things people have done to destroy this natural habitat,” Haggerty said.  Meeting Santa at Gardens Aglimmer Another goal of the gardens is restoration, and if that's what you're after, Haggerty thinks it's time to go.  “But this is a place where they can reconnect with nature.”  Aglimmer Gardens are only open at specific times.  Click here for more information.
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                <strong class="dateline">Louisville, Kentucky -</strong>                                            <p>The Waterfront Botanical Gardens are lit up for the holiday season.

Aglimmer Gardens is back, and for Horticulture Director Andrew Haggerty, that means lots of lights.

Take a tour of Glimmer Gardens

“About half a million or more,” Haggerty said. “Planning starts in July, and we start making the holiday light frames yourself in-house. We’ll probably start that in October, then November. We’re pretty much ready to have everything ready.” All lights are low energy LEDs to reduce energy use and environmental impact, and most displays are manufactured in-house.

What is old is new again



As many people know, the gardens were built on the site of a municipal landfill, and for Haggerty and the people at the Botanical Gardens, the Aglimmer Gardens are an opportunity to fulfill one of their missions: education.

Enjoy a S’more holiday at Aglimmer Gardens

“We’re able to get more out to the community and generate more excitement about plants and nature in general, but also create more awareness about the things people have done to destroy this natural habitat,” Haggerty said.

Meet Santa at Aglimmer Gardens
Another goal of the parks is restoration, and if that’s what you’re after, Haggerty thinks it’s time to go.

“As people become more and more attracted to their phones and technology,” Haggerty said. “But this is a place where they can reconnect with nature.”

Aglimmer Gardens are only open at specific times. Click here for more information.

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