Christmas at Bedgebury

Bedgebury National Pinetum, an arboretum in Bedgebury in Kent, has announced its first Christmas light trail and festive event, due to take place this winter.

Christmas at Bedgebury will run from 30th November until 30th December and will see the National Pinetum transformed into a winter wonderland with an after-dark illuminated trail.

This opportunity to see Bedgebury in a whole new light will be created by events producers Raymond Gubbay. The illuminations will be inspired by the arboretum landscape, and visiting groups will get to explore a festive adventure in a world of lit-up trees.

Festive highlights

The family-friendly trail will feature dancing fountains and shimmering reflections that will cast light into hidden places. Highlights will include a towering tunnel of light festooned with over 100,000 pea-lights as well as a scented fire garden and a mistletoe moment.

Visitors should also watch out for frosty snowflakes, shimmering stars and giant baubles. Plus, at the boardwalk, giant redwoods will be surrounded by a carpet of glowing colour-changing globes. The trees will be brightly illuminated by twinkling lights that dance in time to Christmas classics.

Groups can complete their stroll with mulled wine or hot chocolate accompanied by roasted chestnuts and toasted marshmallows. Appearances from Santa Claus and his elves plus rides on a vintage carousel are also to be expected.

About Bedgebury

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest is home to the National Conifer Collection. The 128-hectare site is recognised as one of the most complete collections of conifer trees and plants on one site anywhere in the world, containing more than 12,000 trees, including rare, endangered and historically important specimens. The site is free to enter with a cost for coach parking.

Group bookings should be made by calling 0844-995 1365.

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