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2012 was a Glowing Success at Green Bay Botanical Garden


For Immediate Release                                                                   

January 10, 2013 

The Garden is absolutely thrilled to report that more than 50,300 visitors came from northeast Wisconsin and beyond to enjoy special holiday sights and sounds this year – an increase of more than 32% over last year’s record-breaking crowd of over 38,000. New records were set for the largest 1-day crowds with nearly 5,100 and 4,750 compared to last year’s high of 4,500. Several items contributed to this year’s record numbers including stronger advanced ticket sales, both mild and snowy weather and the new “Fountain of Lights” feature.
 
It took an incredible dedicated team to make this holiday magic happen including our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, staff, board and last but not least eager, excited visitors. A special thank you goes out to the community for supporting our largest fundraiser of the year. On behalf of our staff and board, the Garden would like to extend a huge thank you to the “Sparks behind the Sparkle,” the hundreds of volunteers who helped make the WPS Garden of Lights shine brightly. Thanks to your efforts, we were successfully able to manage record crowds and provide our guests with a wonderful experience. 

As we bask in the afterglow of the success of our best ever WPS Garden of Lights event, our monthly visitor chart shows from May 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 (7 months into our fiscal year), we have exceeded 102,000 visitors to Green Bay Botanical Garden...a goal we set to accomplish by 2015! 

We are truly humbled by the support of our community. The Garden started as a dream amongst a few horticulturists back in the late 70s.Though it took nearly 20 years to come to fruition, the Garden has been praised and acknowledged by many travelers and travel writers. The accolades start as a surprise that the smallest city in the NFL also has an amazing cultural gem in the 47-acre Green Bay Botanical Garden. The perfect complement to the rough-and-tumble world of NFL Football remains the serene beauty of the Garden. Thank you for supporting your Green Bay Botanical Garden. 

About Green Bay Botanical Garden

Green Bay Botanical Garden, located at 2600 Larsen Road behind Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), opened in 1996 and sits on 47 lush acres. The organization enriches the region by providing educational and recreational opportunities that focus on the beauty and utility of plants within an environment that inspires and refreshes. 

For more information, contact:

Aubrey Brennan, Marketing & Communication Manager

Green Bay Botanical Garden

920-491-3691 Ext. 101

abrennan@gbbg.org

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