Glow Wild 2019
Join us at Wakehurst for a spellbinding winter lantern trail for all ages.
Time slots are every half an hour, 4.30pm – 8pm
£9 child (4 – 16)
£13 Wakehurst and Kew members
£42 Wakehurst and Kew member family
Free for under 4s and carers
Car parking included in price
Let the magic begin...
Now in its sixth year, the enchanting lantern trail is full of surprises.
Trees, ponds and landscapes will be brought to life with hundreds of glowing lanterns, torches of fire and projections.
Glimpse the tallest living Christmas tree in the UK decorated with 1,800 lights, and experience the evocative sounds of the nocturnal world and atmospheric soundscapes.
Pick up a hand-held lantern at the start of your journey and encounter the magical installations along the way that have been created by a range of artists and inspired by the beautiful Wakehurst landscape.
Please note: It is important to arrive punctually for your allotted timeslot. The gardens will close at 10pm.
Get creative in the warm and cosy Mansion after the trail. Children will enjoy unleashing their creativity by making their very own festive dormouse lantern to take home and hang on the Christmas tree.
Spaces for lantern making are limited. We recommend pre-booking at the time of purchasing tickets online. There is no allotted time for this activity but happens when you reach the end of the trail.
Pre-packaged lantern-making kits will be available to buy and take home on the day, and available to purchase by cash or card.
Warming food and drink
Keep the chills at bay with some delicious food and beverages at the start and end of the trail.
Enjoy teas, coffee, cakes, sandwiches and a small range of hot food at the Seed Café.
The Stables restaurant will have an array of tempting dishes on the menu, including hearty winter fare plus a freshly cooked children’s menu that you can enjoy after your trail.
Outside, the Carriage Ring (open until 9.45pm) will be a festive hub of delicious food and drink stalls. You can indulge in mulled wine and cider, hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts.
Toasting marshmallows over our giant fire pits will make your evening a unique experience.
Inside the Visitor Centre you'll find the Wakehurst gift shop, offering a fabulous range of products, perfect for Christmas shopping.
This will include homeware, gardening gifts, Kew gin and sparkling wine.