As the days shorten and the colours of autumn fade, you might think it’s time to stop going to visit gardens, but many of them are using this time of year to add a completely different element to the plants by using lighting.
Up-lighting, down-lighting and adding both sculptural and moving lights, with or without accompanying music gives these gardens a magical feel and makes you look at the plants in a completely new light (forgive the pun!).
One of the most famous gardens to do this is the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, where they have transformed a roughly circular trail into an amazing colourful wonderland with lasers, glitter balls, origami boats and “fireworks”. The trail culminates in a truly spectacular display set against the world-famous Palm House, using a huge fountain as a screen for projected images. Everything is interspersed with “selfie” opportunities, seating to pause and enjoy the walk and stalls full of seasonal food and drink to keep you going. Christmas at Kew runs until 5th January 2019
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