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Workshop Offers Innovative Ideas for Holiday Lighting


November 13, 2012
Contact: Sherre Freeman, Marketing Director
Garvan Woodland Gardens | University of Arkansas
550 Arkridge Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 262-9300 | (800) 366-4664

Workshop Offers Innovative Ideas for Holiday Lighting

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – When it comes to Holiday lights, nobody does it better than the folks at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Join Garden staff on November 26 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. to learn the most efficient ways to light up your landscape. The holiday season is full of decorations, and Garvan Woodland Gardens would like to share our journey in conserving energy while offering one of the best Christmas light displays in the state. This hands-on workshop is sure to send you home with better ways to decorate your home this season. After the workshop, stay and enjoy a stroll through the Holiday Lights display and experience our glowing winter wonderland.
Chester Morphew, Holiday Lights Supervisor, James Scallion, Holiday Lights Coordinator, and Bob Byers, Associate Executive Director, will host this 2 1/2 hour workshop in the Magnolia Room. They will do a 30 minute introduction to how the Gardens have transformed the way they do Christmas lights and how the changes have benefited the Gardens. A behind the scenes "Then and Now" of our LED transition. At 3:00 p.m. the group will split up into three groups of 13 or 14 people and will go to stations. Bob, James and Chester will each have a table set up with a demonstration. The groups will rotate stations every 20 minutes for a total of 1 hour. Each station will have a different kind of light and will demonstrate how to use each type of light; i.e., icicle lighting vs. rope lighting. At 4:00 a question session will be opened to the workshop attendees. At 4:30 p.m. they will be released to attend Holiday Lights. The admission to this class will include admission into Holiday Lights. The limit is 40 people. The price is $20 for members and $30 for non members.

Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. For reservations, please call 501-262-9300 or 800-366-4664.