We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Meadowlarks Walks Bright Lights Dim for This Holiday Season” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Meadowlark Botanical Garden

Meadowlark Botanical Garden
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182
703-255-3631
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Vienna
Type: Gardens, Parks
Attraction Details
Highlands, New Jersey
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
44 attraction reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Meadowlarks Walks Bright Lights Dim for This Holiday Season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Vienna, Virginia has a diamond in the rough that lights up at night from November 16th to January 6th - the "Meadowlarks Winter Walks of Lights" at the Meadowlark Botanical Garden. At dusk the entire botanical gardens turns into a winter wonderland with bright pathways to Christmas trees, light shows, holiday music, and a dream world that enchants children, as well as adults. My personal favorite was the Butterfly Garden. This was truly a treat, one that if you missed this year will not be back until the next holiday season. If you missed it in 2012 be sure to catch the show when it opens again in 2013. Additional photographs of this years' displays can be found on my travel blog - jdrolle.blogspot.com.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    34
    26
    3
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
109 attraction reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Winter walk with lights was fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This park had so many lights and the paths were well marked. The walk was a reasonable length and there was hot chocolate and s'mores for purchase outside. Inside a craft area for children had been set up. As tourists we had a lovely time. As a family it contributed to the Christmas feeling.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leesburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The Walk of Lights was Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We went to the walk of lights at the botanical gardens for a team event and really enjoyed it. I had heard that it can be very crowded but it was pouring rain the evening we went so was nearly empty. The rain didn't stop us and we really enjoyed the effort that must have been put into the display. My favorite section was the "stream" running through the entire attraction that included jumping fish. Certainly worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the Walk of Lights!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

I have lived here all my life but didn't know about this spot till I heard a radio commercial for their Winter Walk of lights. Nice way to enjoy Christmas lights without having to take a photo from a car window. Very nice display and the Visitor's Center had interesting displays. Will definitely go back now that I know it's there and take my sister who is a Master Gardener. I'm sure she'll enjoy it. Can't wait to see it in Spring!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Annandale, Virginia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The winter lights walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Definately worth going. We went on a very cold night walked through once returned to the vistors center drank hot chocolate and walked around again. We have gone to drive through light venues before but this was so much better to be in the lights.

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Meadowlark Botanical Garden also viewed

 

Been to Meadowlark Botanical Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Meadowlark Botanical Garden, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Meadowlark Botanical Garden to your Saves list