Ballard Exploration Company, Inc. will present the 12th Annual Illuminated Garden on Thursday, February 23rd Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Ballard Park. The free event features thousands of lights displayed on the trees and unique features of Ballard Park’s three acre quarry meadow.
In addition to lights set up by professional tree climbers, there will be exhibits by students enrolled at Cluny School, Rogers High School, St. Michael's Country Day School, the Newport Community School, Middletown COZ and Thompson Middle School.
The 12th Annual Illuminated Garden is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, the City of Newport, National Grid, the Rhode Island House of Representatives and the Rhode Island State Senate and co-sponsored by A1 Roofing & Construction, Discover Newport, McGrath Clambakes, Inc., Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and TJ Brown Landscape.
Ballard Park is located at the intersection of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI. The event may be accessed through the Hazard Road entrance with parking available in the Rogers High School lot on Wickham Road. Event goers are advised to wear appropriate shoes or boots as the trail may be dark, muddy and uneven in places.
For more information on the event visit www.ballardpark.org or call 619.3377.
Photo by Jennifer Carter