The Sherman Library and Garden is a quaint, very pretty small garden that hosts an annual Night of 1000 Lights every Christmas season. We like this garden at other times of the year as well, when special events such as the Fuschia Festival are held.
It’s tastefully decorated and well maintained. The garden is not large but that’s what makes it quaint. Tonight, the weather was perfect and the moon was out, and a terrific band was playing and singing holiday melodies. They served hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and make your own s’mores. This was included in the ticket price ($12/person).
Below are pictures of the entrance with a water feature, Christmas tree and palm trees…so Californian!
Tinsel curtains created a small type of maze for kids to run through.
There was a tunnel of lights which I really liked, perhaps I’ll put one in my yard.
The s’mores making area reminds me of an old-fashion midwestern event (without the cold weather). Do you see the moon glowing in the background?
The orchid house was turned into an underwater scene, with glowing jellyfish and urchins.
Other areas had interesting light features or the classic Christmas tree. I think some of the lawn ornament lights were made of plastic wine flutes connected together to form a ball.
They also have a small gift shop. Yes, I bought some items for Christmas gifts.
Lastly, there was a small house hidden away and it was decorated to look like a small cabin with displays of vintage toys and other items that may have been popular as gifts many years ago.