Glow 2019 opening times

21 November – 28 December 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only
4.30–8pm, last entry 7pm
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Please note: There is no Glow event on Boxing Day (26 December 2019).

Immerse yourself in the festive season with an illuminated adventure at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. As dusk falls, special lighting effects bring a touch of colour and magic to the garden – see iconic features including Streamside, the Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Doric Columns and Alpine House transformed.

New for this year, enjoy illuminated sculptures, including a striking silver angel, meander through a tunnel of twinkling lights as you enter the Kitchen Garden, and finish the trail at a festive-themed marquee with Christmas carols.

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Food and drink

Warm yourself with refreshments from Bettys Café Tea Rooms or Bettys Café Takeaway. Treat yourself to a Bettys mince pie and hot chocolate on your way around the garden.

Bettys Café Tea Rooms will be open until 6.30pm, serving the full café menu with drinks and hot and cold food. Bettys Café Takeaway will be open until 7pm, serving hot drinks and light refreshments. Mince pies and hot chocolate will be available to purchase in the garden until 8pm.


Discover great Christmas shopping opportunities in the Shop and Plant Centre, including the chance to buy Christmas trees, wreaths and seasonal gifts. Glow visitors will receive a 10% off coupon to use on the evening of their visit.

Meet ‘Artist-in-Residence’ @Anitabowerman, who will demonstrate her craft and chat to visitors about her paintings of Harlow Carr – all made using moss, twigs and leaves – on selected Saturdays during Glow. Come to the Gift Shop to meet Anita from 4–8pm on 23 & 30 November and 7, 14 & 21 December.

The Shop and Plant Centre are open until 8pm during Glow (Thursday – Saturday, 21 November – 28 December, excluding Boxing Day).

Plan your 2019 visit to Glow

Dates: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only, 21 November – 28 December 2019 (no event on 26 December 2019).

Times: 4.30pm to 8pm. Last entry to the garden 7pm.

RHS member prices: Adults £5; allocated guests £5; children (5–16) £2.50; children (under 5) free.

RHS member guest allowance – Individual membership: 1 named member, plus 1 adult guest or 2 children (5–16). Joint membership: 2 named members, plus 1 adult guest and up to 4 children (5–16).

Non-member prices: Adults £10; children (5–16) £5; family (2 adults + 2 children) £27, children (under 5) free.

Visitor information: Please bring your e-ticket (and RHS membership card) with you on the day. Glow tickets will only be valid from 4.30pm onwards and not during normal opening times.

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