The owners of Monroe’s Falling Water Gardens know how to create an elaborate scene. For many years, they have built otherworldly gardens at the annual Seattle Flower and Garden Show, many times winning awards.
This Holiday season, they’ve created another magical place, this a winter wonderland at their Tualco Valley business, where they are also selling Christmas trees and home decor and gardening gift items at the small, attractive gift shop on the premises.
More than 11,000 lights are arranged throughout the grounds of the garden and landscaping business, and the nightly displays are set to music.
“This is the biggest year ever,” said Rick Perry of Falling Water Gardens. “We have a 22-foot-tall Christmas tree that’s all lit up with a star on top, and arches that move, and mini trees that change colors.”
The light show is choreographed to music that can be picked up on car radios at 87.9 on the FM dial.
“There’s a whole bunch of songs that are choreographed,” said Perry. “It took six people like three weeks to set it up.”
The lights come on at about 4 p.m. nightly.
Setting up the scene was quite a bit like creating one of the elaborate gardens they have down at the Seattle show, he said.
“It was very similar,” said Perry.
Falling Water Gardens is open daily through Christmas.