Huntsville, AL, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Huntsville Botanical Gardens are opening their newest summer event on July 21, “Night Blooms,” presented by PNC Bank. With thousands of lights and botanical lanterns, the evening event has never been held in the Garden before and offers guests of all ages a new and unique experience.
“The garden is known for spending time with loved ones in nature, whether as part of a special program or a regular day visit,” said Sue Wagner, the garden’s manager. “Night Blooms is based on the same principle, the joy of sharing an unforgettable experience with friends and family. But at Night Blooms you will experience the garden like never before. It is really a unique experience. “
Night Blooms takes guests on a 1 mile stroll through the gardens, where they discover vignettes of botanical lanterns integrated into the natural surroundings. Designed and handcrafted by trained artisans, these lanterns introduce plants and wildlife as illuminated, colorful, and larger than life. Additional lighting effects complete the immersive experience that transforms the landscape of the garden with light.
The garden was named one of the state’s top tourist attractions by the Alabama Tourism Department and is a popular year-round destination for residents and tourists alike. Night Blooms is expected to attract more than 50,000 guests over the 10 weeks of the event. It’s a summer activity for visitors from northeast Alabama and the surrounding states, as well as tourists traveling through the area.
“Night Blooms is about encouraging visitors to see art in a new way, and PNC looks forward to working with the Huntsville Botanical Gardens team again to bring such a creative exhibition to Huntsville, families and families Visitors enjoy all summer, ”said Nick Willis, PNC regional president for North and Central Alabama.
Night Blooms takes place Wednesday through Sunday evenings July 21 through September 26 at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Ticket prices range from $ 20 to $ 35 for adults and $ 12 to $ 23 for children. All tickets must be reserved in advance for a specific entry time. Tickets and further information about the event can be found at hsvbg.org/NightBlooms.
About the Huntsville Botanical Gardens
Huntsville’s 112-acre Botanical Garden is open year-round and contains a diverse ecosystem of grasslands, upland and lowland forests, and wetlands, as well as a variety of specialty gardens and native plant collections. The Mathews Nature Trail contains the largest accredited Trillium collection in the United States, and the Anderson Education Center is home to the largest open-air butterfly house in the country. The Native Plants Teaching Garden is a public space that shows how local plants, soils, pollinators and birds form different communities and how they interact to form a diverse, sustainable and attractive landscape. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, the garden is a member of the American Public Gardens Association, the North American Plant Collections Consortium, the American Horticultural Society, and Botanic Gardens Conservation International, and an ArbNet-accredited arboretum. Further information can be found at hsvbg.org.
Via the PNC Bank
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized to provide its customers and communities with strong relationships and local provision of private and commercial banks including the following: a full range of credit products; Specialized services to corporate and government agencies including corporate banking, real estate financing and asset-based lending; and asset management and asset management. Information on PNC can be found at www.pnc.com.