|[Photo by Courtney Barnes]|
From a 25-foot-tall illuminated earth goddess to brilliantly lit allées, dramatic sights abound at the ABG's Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, but the installation that really wows me is a subtler display in the Fuqua Conservatory. Less expected, the lights dripping down enormous palms in the glass house might not initially stop visitors in their tracks as the colorful spheres on the adjacent Great Lawn do, yet the impact is equally magical. If you're looking for an escape from the holiday frenzy, visit during a non-peak evening and meander through the lush (and warm!) tropical forest. Garden Lights continues through January 4.
[Detail view, 19th-century marbled paper, Gold vein Overprinted on Spanish moiré pattern.