Mill Pond Garden in Lewes will hold one more open house to see the Garden of Lights walk-through show with 30,000 decorative bulbs illuminating the grounds. This year 1,800 local residents have visited. The final show will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1. Reservations by invitation are required and admission is free. The show is designed by Michael Zajic, who was trained in the mechanics at Longwood Gardens in 1993. Zajic used that training to create a world-class, million-light show at Brookside Gardens for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Zajic also consulted for the renovation of the Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden’s light show in Richmond, Va., in 1998. This mostly LED light show, now about 35,000 lights, is energy efficient, using about 13 Amps to run it, about as much as a washing machine and a television. A horticulturist, Zajic is the founder of the Delaware Botanic Gardens in Dagsboro, founder of Mill Pond Garden in Nassau, and founder of the Cape Farm and Garden Tour of 2016.
To request event newsletters and invitation list, email firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week in advance of any one of the scheduled shows. Mill Pond Garden is at 31401 Melloy Court, Lewes.