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Don’t get Glow FOMO! Tickets selling fast for winter illuminations at RHS Gardens

Visitors are being urged not to miss their chance to book tickets for Glow at the five Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Gardens, with some dates already sold out two weeks before the first Glow event opens on 10 November at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.

The winter illuminations return once more to RHS Gardens Wisley, Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall and Rosemoor following sell-out success in 2020, while RHS Garden Bridgewater stages its own version of Glow for the very first time since opening in May 2021.

Hundreds of thousands of fairy lights and vibrant vistas will transform the RHS Gardens across the country, creating magical moments for thousands of visitors throughout the festive season. Colourful tree canopies, sparkling shrubs and glittering water features light the way around the gardens, taking in iconic sights and breathtaking displays.

 

RHS Garden Bridgewater

A brand new event on the festive calendar, RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, Greater Manchester, will get its glow on for the very first time following its opening in May 2021. Discover a colourful new perspective on areas such as the Weston Walled Garden, Chinese Streamside Garden and Ellesmere Lake, and be wowed by the sight of sparkling trees, shrubs and water features basking in the glow.

Selected dates from 17 November – 30 December 2021. For more information and to book, visit www.rhs.org.uk/bridgewaterglow

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Wander the enchanting trail around twinkling trees and shrubs at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. With lights illuminating the Four Seasons sculptures by Phillip Haas, iconic features such as Streamside, the Queen Mother’s Lake and the Winter Walk, and an extended route into the woodland, the light trail this year is bigger and brighter than ever before.

Warming mince pies, hot drinks and other festive treats will be available from world-renowned Betty’s Café Tea Rooms, exclusive to RHS Harlow Carr.

Selected dates from 18 November – 29 December 2021. For more information and to book, visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrglow

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

After the sell-out success of its first event in 2020, Glow returns to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, near Chelmsford in Essex. As well as an extended run of dates, 2021 sees the route almost double in length, leading visitors through the Australia and New Zealand Garden to experience dazzling views of the illuminated vista below.

In the Winter Garden, be enchanted by RHS Hyde Hall’s iconic woven willow structures and leaf sculptures immersed in festive colour. Take a break along the way and enjoy food and drink from the festive German-style stalls.

Selected dates from 10 November 2021 – 1 January 2022. For more information and to book, visit www.rhs.org.uk/hydehallglow  

RHS Garden Rosemoor

A brand new illuminated experience awaits at RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, Devon, with its longest ever Glow trail. Taking visitors through the towering trees of the magical, misty Lower Woodland Walk for the first time, the route will see RHS Rosemoor’s majestic trees bathed in light, while the Rose Gardens, Winter Garden, Lake and Cool Garden are bedecked in festive colour and sparkle.

A selection of hot drinks and festive treats will be available along the route, and three Christmas craft fairs on selected dates offer an opportunity to stock up on unique handcrafted gifts.

Selected dates from 18 November – 30 December 2021. For more information and to book, visit www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoorglow  

RHS Garden Wisley

The sell-out Glow illuminations return to RHS Garden Wisley near Woking in Surrey with brand new spectacular displays. A rainbow of fountains and laser beams igniting the magnificent Glasshouse, a sea of lights rolling down the Alpine Meadow, the Wisteria Walk draped in thousands of fairy lights and a light show projected onto Wisley’s iconic Laboratory and Canal and choreographed to traditional Christmas carols are just a few of the highlights on this year’s trail.

Selected dates from 19 November 2021 – 4 January 2022. For more information and to book, visit www.rhs.org.uk/wisleyglow   

Tickets for Glow are selling fast and must be booked in advance online for all RHS Gardens. Book now: www.rhs.org.uk/glow
 

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Picture caption and credits:
Wicker hare sculpture and Glow illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr © RHS / Charlotte Graham
 

For a selection of Glow images, please see this collection in the RHS image library: https://rhs.getbynder.com/share/A17CA401-1BBB-4355-94B5041998952FA2/

 

Notes to editors

For further information, images or to attend, contact Caroline Jones on [email protected]
or Chloe Wells on [email protected]
 
Glow 2021 ticket prices
 
  Non- Members Members
  Adult Child  5-16 Adult Child 5-16
Bridgewater £11.00 £5.50 £5.50 £2.75
Harlow Carr £12.95 £6.95 £7.95 £3.95
Hyde Hall £12.95 £6.95 £7.95 £3.95
Rosemoor £12.95 £6.95 £7.95 £3.95
Wisley £16.00 £11.00 £8.95 £4.50













RHS Members can buy tickets at the Member rate for guests within their normal allocation. Children under 5 go free.

About the RHS Gardens

RHS Garden Bridgewater, Occupation Lane, off Leigh Road, Worsley, Salford M28 2LJ. 0161 503 6100  www.rhs.org.uk/bridgewater

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB. 01423 565418 www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET. www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH. 01805 624067 www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB. 01483 224234 www.rhs.org.uk/wisley
 
About the RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading gardening charity, was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. This aspiration underpins all that we do, from inspirational gardens and shows, through our scientific research, to our education and community programmes such as Campaign for School Gardening and Britain in Bloom. We produce key publications, hold a world-class collection of horticultural books and botanical art, and sell the very best plants and gardening gifts.

The RHS is fundraising £40m to transform our gardens, outreach and education facilities, which includes redeveloping our flagship RHS Garden Wisley and opening a new garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, in 2021. We are solely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.