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Arboretum photos courtesy of Dorothy Westermeier, Volunteer & Peter Patel, Horticulturist O.C. Arboretum

 
"Holiday Lights in Bloom” at the OC Arboretum Begins November 25th


image There may be a chill in the air but the Arboretum will be in “full bloom” with beautiful, garden themed light displays in the forms of flowers, animals and insects. Children, and adults alike, will be charmed as they stroll down paths of lit trees, walk through gardens filled with flowers and “critters”, visit the 9/11 Memorial Garden decorated in patriotic splendor and stop at the water’s edge of a pond created in lights. This year, Lights in Bloom will be expanded to include a “Fairy Garden”.

The "Holiday Lights in Bloom" program is FREE and will be open to the public from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 25th though December 24th and then daily from December 26th through December 31st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (closed 12/25, Christmas Day). Volunteers from The Friends of the OC Arboretum will be on hand in the Ottaway Education center serving free hot cocoa (while supplies last) and selling handmade crafts at their Holiday Boutique. Be sure to visit this “ever growing” event and make it part of your family’s holiday traditions.
Arboretum Holiday Boutique


image Join the Friends of Orange County Arboretum at our Holiday Boutique for this annual fundraiser and enjoy a variety of hand crafted items, ideal for holiday decorating and gift giving. Our "Volunteer Elves" have been working for months creating a fabulous selection of merchandise. Choose live greens and a bow for holiday decorating. Also available are gift baskets, centerpieces, ornaments, hand knit items, holiday linens, Arboretum honey, topiaries and much more. Buy chances for our raffles featuring "baskets of cheer".