Let There Be Light at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when the trees and glasshouses of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are playfully lit and all aglow. On Wednesday 29 November, Christmas at the Botanical Gardens, an hour-long family friendly experience at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will officially open to visitors. The first trail takes place at 7.40pm with the last walk leaving at 8.30pm. Visitors are advised to book their tickets in advance, as some nights are already sold out!
There’s something for everyone at this festive time of year as a sparkling path winds its way through the Gardens in a magical after dark experience.
Birmingham’s newest festive attraction follows a jewel-coloured trail amongst glowing hedgerows and under tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour as seasonal melodies hang on the air.
Be welcomed by glittering trees dripping with giant crystals, gaze at the carol-singing cedar coppice rising high in to the night sky and pause for a moment of reflection at the flickering Fire Garden. Just ahead, wander through the twinkling Pealight Tunnel before stopping for a kiss at Mistletoe Moment. Framed by spectacular ribbons of brightly coloured light the Lawn Aviary Finale springs to life as it dances in time to much-loved Christmas classics. Visitors will be able to experience a beautiful interpretation of The Twelve Days of Christmas; walk inside a tunnel of lights and be immersed in the heady aromas of the scented fire garden.
Complete your Christmas treat under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Gather to toast your own marshmallows and enjoy the Botanical Garden’s well stocked gift shop and other traditional fare.
For the young ones, and the young at heart, ride the Victorian carousel, the steamboat swing and don’t forget to look out for Santa and his elves along the way.
To book, visit birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk