Glow Wild 2023 at Wakehurst

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

Moon and stars, deer, bee and flower lanterns


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.



Opening week promotion (23 to 26 November): From £11.50

Adult: £19

Child (4 - 16): £12

Infant (under 4s) and Essential Companion: Free

Family (2 adults & 2 children): £60

Wakehurst or Kew member - Adult: £15.50

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

Group rates available. See FAQ's

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.

Limited capacity and timed entry slots make early booking essential. Don't miss out – book this summer!

Life is full of surprises. Use the See Tickets customer service tool to swap or upgrade your tickets up to 72 hours before your visit.

Have a question about Glow Wild? Read our FAQs.


Important information

  • Glow Wild ends at 10pm with last entry at 8:20pm.
  • The gardens close for day visitors at 3pm (last entry 2pm) for the duration of Glow Wild.
  • We understand the current cost of living crisis can make it difficult for families to afford festive activities, which is why we’ve released tickets from £11.50 for the opening week of Glow Wild.
  • You can swap/upgrade your tickets up to 72 hours before.
  • No dogs: Please note that this year’s winter lantern trail is unsuitable for furry friends (assistance dogs in harness or jacket still welcome). We are always reviewing logistics for our events to be more inclusive with everyone. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Make the most of your visit

  • Ice cream waffles with chocolate swirl

    Eating at Glow Wild

    Keep the chills at bay with 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.

  • Two adults sat in Wakehurst gardens in winter

    Become a Wakehurst member

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