News & Features 11 Aug, 2017

Glow Wild 2017

Glow Wild 2017

Glow Wild winter lantern festival

Wakehurst, Sussex

30 November – 17 December 2017. Weekly, each Thursday to Sunday

As darkness falls, let the magic begin… Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands - brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. A magical winter experience the whole family will adore.

Tickets will be available exclusively to Friends of Wakehurst/Friends of Kew from 10am on 22 August 2017. Friends will be notified by email with details of how to book.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on 29 August 2017.

Become part of the lantern trail as you journey through the beautiful landscape as trees, ponds and forest floors are brought to life with thousands of lights and handcrafted lanterns. Here, a river of fire and galaxy of stars await. Along the way spot the charming woodland creatures that make Wakehurst their home.

Absorb the architectural beauty of the 16th century mansion before marvelling at the UK’s tallest living Christmas tree and enjoy toasting marshmallows or chestnuts over giant fire bowls with hot chocolate or mulled wine in hand. Festive crafts, foodie treats and late-night opening of our Visitor Centre shop will ensure you have Christmas all wrapped up.

More information 


• Thursday 30 November - Sunday 3 December
• Thursday 7 December - Sunday 10 December
• Thursday 14 December - Sunday 17 December


Choose from seven time slots daily, at half hour intervals between 4.30pm and 7.30pm.


• Adult: £13
• Friend of Wakehurst/Kew: £11
• Child: £7 (age 4-16)
• Family: £38 (2 adults and 2 children)
• Family (Friend of Wakehurst/Kew): £36
• Under 4s/carers: free

A fee of £1.25 per transaction applies.

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