NOVEMBER 19, 2011 –
JANUARY 7, 2012
1345 PIEDMONT AVENUE, ATLANTA, GA 30309 | 404-876-5859 | atlantabotanicalgarden.org
| The Kendeda Fund |
Additional Support Provided By
| The Home Depot | The Rich Foundation | Lighting Science Group
The Ofcial Green Energy Provider of the Atlanta Botanical Garden
| BRAVE Public Relations
The Garden Shines “Green” This Winter
The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers a new way to enjoy the winter with
Garden Lights, Holiday
Not a typical light show, this enchanting intown experience is one of the largest light shows in the coun
try to showcase not only the beauty of a landscape but also nearly 1 million energy-efcient lights.
The show, set for November 19-January 7, will feature almost exclusively LED lights, or special light-emitting
diodes. Continuing the Garden’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the show was designed collabora
tively by CD+M Lighting and Design Group of Atlanta and Dallas-based studioOutisde.
LED lights consume up to 80 percent less electricity than incandescent lights and have a life span more than
double that of such traditional lights – ve years or more. To further increase energy efciency, new timing
controls allow the Garden to minimize the number of hours the lights are on, providing a large-scale show with
small-scale power consumption.
As part of a new partnership, the Garden will use green energy from Georgia Power for the holiday exhibition.
To ignite this winter wonderland, energy produced from renewable resources will be added to the power grid in
an amount equal to what the show consumes. Georgia Power’s green energy sources include solar power and
biomass, such as landll gas burned to produce steam for power generation.
“We are thrilled to continue our green practices this holiday season with
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights,”
Mary Pat Matheson, the Garden’s executive director. “Implementing an energy-efcient plan will maximize our
opportunity to showcase – and serve – our environment among a host of lights and colors for a magnicent
Open nightly (except for December 24 and 31) from 5 until 10 p.m.,
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
enormous botanical-inspired light displays throughout the 30-acre Midtown attraction, known for its innova
tive exhibitions. Tickets are $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 3-17. Discounted tickets available for
Garden members are $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 3-17.
The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education,
research, conservation and enjoyment. The Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Avenue in Midtown. For more
information, visit www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org or phone 404-876-5859.
Jennifer Walker Danny Flanders
BRAVE Public Relations Atlanta Botanical Garden, Public Relations and Marketing Manager