Glow Wild 2023 at Wakehurst

Join us at Wakehurst on an award-winning winter lantern trail for all ages.

Moon and star paper lanterns suspended in a tree


Selected evenings 23 November 2023 to 1 January 2024


4.30pm to 10pm (last entry 8.20pm)

Quiet sessions available every night at 4.15pm.

Relaxed sessions available on selected nights at 4.15pm.



Adult: £19
Children (4 - 16): £12
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £60

Wakehurst or Kew member - Adult: £15.50
Wakehurst or Kew member - Family (2 adults & 2 children): £50

Infants (under 4s) and Carers: Free

Glow Wild returns for 2023

Sussex's ultimate festive trail is celebrating its tenth anniversary, featuring a never-before-seen route, brand new installations, and packed full of other surprises.

As darkness falls, the gardens are brought to life with beautifully hand-crafted winter lanterns and captivating light installations created by leading artists.

With under 4's going free, Glow Wild is the perfect Christmas sensory experience for little ones.

This year, Glow Wild celebrates the sublime, inviting you to become part of the trail and discover awe-inspiring moments in nature.

Important information

Exclusive late sessions

Looking for a heart-warming date night or fun evening out with friends? If yes, our Friday lates are just the thing.

Every Friday night at 8pm, tickets will be reserved solely for visitors over 18 years, offering a unique experience at Glow Wild.

Quiet sessions

We're offering a range of quiet sessions every night throughout Glow Wild 2023, suitable for visitors with hidden disabilities, such as autism, to make for a more comfortable visit whilst still enjoying the sensory elements of the new trail.

Dates and time

Every night, starting at 4.15pm, then every 20 minutes between 4.30pm and 8pm.

Relaxed Sessions

New this year, we are introducing gentle sessions on selected nights, adapted especially for children with special educational needs and disabilities, like Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or sensory processing needs.

The Relaxed Sessions are limited to 50 visitors, ensuring easy access and a supportive, understanding and welcoming atmosphere for children and their parents or carers.

Dates and time

4.15pm on Friday 15 December, Tuesday 19 December and Friday 22 December.

Two people stand under a golden autumnal tree next to a pond

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More about Glow Wild

  • Three people eating marshmallows over a fire

    Eating and drinking at Glow Wild

    Keep the chills at bay with some delicious food and drink at Glow Wild.

  • A colourful display of objects for sale on a table in a shop

    Shopping at Glow Wild

    The Visitor Centre shop and Plant Centre are open with a fantastic range of gifts, plants, books and homeware.

  • A large christmas tree decorated with lights next to a large stately home

    The UK's tallest living Christmas tree

     Decorated with 1,800 lightbulbs, our Christmas tree is a stunning part of the trail.