Brookgreen Gardens: Nights of a Thousand Candles
A Collaborative Creation
Images by Anne Swift Malarich
Words by Brookgreen Gardens Staff and Volunteers
978-0-9911124-4-9, 128 pp., 200 color photographs, hardcover with jacket, $39.50 (no tax)
Available at Art Works (843-235-9600, ClassAtPawleys.com) and Brookgreen Gardens (800-849-1931, Brookgreen.org)
Brookgreen Gardens - the legacy of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington - weds native plants, animals, American figurative sculpture and poetry in an "ever changing, simply amazing" marriage. At no time is this more evident than during the holiday season.
In his acknowledgments, President Robert Jewell observes, "The creative energy for Nights of a Thousand Candles comes from the collaborative efforts of our entire staff and volunteer corps. Our Horticulture Department takes the lead for design and implementation, and our Collections Department adds their unique interpretation of a nostalgic family holiday event to the mix. The result is a wonderland of thousands of hand-lit candles and luminaries, sparkling lights streaming down from towering live oak trees, rainbows of colors throughout our 'garden rooms' and fun exhibits for people of all ages."
The testimony to Jewell's vision is in this collection of photographs, taken by Anne Swift Malarich over the 15 years of Nights of a Thousand Candles, and in the poetry the photos inspired in Brookgreen Gardens staff and volunteers.