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A spectacular "garden" with waterfall and pond fill the great lawn at the Bellevue Botanical Garden's holiday lighting display.

[sidebar]Garden d'Lights
Bellevue Botanical Garden
5 to 10pm daily (including holidays) through December 31, 2012.[/sidebar]

Bellevue Botanical Garden's holiday display, Garden d'Lights, is a luminous PNW tradition. Taking advantage of a brief dry spell, last night my husband and I paid our nominal (and very worthy) $5 admission and spent a chilly, crisp hour gaping in wonder at the spectacle of 1/2 million lights crafted into a shining display inspired by gardens and plants from throughout the world.

Call me a garden geek, but secretly I thrilled to identify hyacinths, delphinium, and agapanthus, as well as a whimsical vegetable garden replete with caged cherry tomatoes, towering stalks of corn, a bed of carrots, and even my beloved kale, depicted in colorful, sometimes twinkling, Christmas lights. To my decidedly temperate eyes, the palm trees, monkey, and a brilliant macaw seemed somewhat out of place in the icy December landscape, but the children around us were shouting ...

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