Glow Wild at Wakehurst: Sussex’s ultimate winter lantern trail

glow wild at wakehurst Jeff Eden (c) RBG Kew

New route along the Glow Wild winter lantern trail

The winter lantern trail is back at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden for its ninth year, and it’s packed full of surprises, including a brand-new route.

Forming a glittering haven in the heart of Sussex, Wakehurst’s award-winning winter lantern trail Glow Wild returns for 2022. As darkness falls, the gardens are brought to life with hand-crafted lanterns and light installations created by artists.

This year, Glow Wild celebrates the spectrum of colours in nature, inviting you to explore how people see colour and the role it plays in daily lives. Kew’s wild botanic gardens is transformed with dazzling bespoke installations, reflections on the water, and trees lit up in thousands of jewel-tone lanterns on a never-before-seen route.

This new route along the trail goes through the landscape with eleven bespoke light installations which cannot be seen anywhere else. This year’s theme celebrates the incredible colour spectrum of the natural world, inviting winter wanderers to explore how we see colour and the role it plays in our daily lives.

As the trail draws to an end, gather with friends and family around crackling firepits to enjoy warming food and drink.

A family night out or an exclusive adult-only session

Under 4’s go free – bring the whole family for an evening of winter wonder under the UK’s tallest living Christmas tree.

Further new offers for Glow Wild 2022 include exclusive adults-only sessions available for people looking for a heart-warming date night or fun evening out with friends.

On now until 1st January, tickets are selling fast to see the brand-new Glow Wild route at Wakehurst in Sussex.

Plan ahead to secure the date and time of your choice. Tickets on sale now: kew.org/glowwild 10 minutes from Haywards Heath. Pre-bookable shuttle bus available from Haywards Heath station.

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