Tickets for Glow at the RHS Gardens are now on sale to group organisers and coach operators as the charity prepares to light up its gardens for the festive season.
The outdoor illuminations will return once more to RHS Gardens Wisley, Harlow Carr and Rosemoor, while RHS Garden Hyde Hall will stage its own version of Glow for the very first time.
With the safety of visitors and staff its priority in these challenging times, the RHS has put in place a number of measures to ensure everyone can enjoy the events with confidence.
These include mandatory advance booking, one-way routes around the gardens and limits on numbers at any one time.
All four RHS Gardens have recently been awarded Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ certification, an industry-standard mark of reassurance that they are carefully following all the latest government guidance on Covid-19.
Group tickets for Glow at all RHS Gardens must be booked with the visitor services team in advance, and capacity per date is limited. Routes are fully accessible, and festive refreshments will be available at all gardens.
Helena Pettit, RHS director of gardens and shows, said: “We are thrilled to be able to welcome our RHS Members and visitors to all four RHS Gardens for Glow this year, and we can’t wait to share the beautiful new displays we have planned.”
“Glow is a highlight of the winter months for us and our visitors, and we have worked hard to ensure that these will be fun, enchanting and safe events for all the family.”
What to expect
RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey (selected dates from 21st November until 4th January 2021): the festive event has been re-imagined for 2020 with a new route, light shows and musical accompaniment designed by an in-house team to highlight some of the garden’s best sights. Organisers can email email@example.com for more information.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, north Yorkshire (selected dates from 19th November until 30th December 2020): special lighting effects bring a touch of festivity to the most northerly RHS Garden. The trail takes in trees and shrubs around the garden, as well as colourful reflections in the lake, illuminated garden sculptures, horticulture on the Winter Walk and a new, extended route along the Streamside. Organisers can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex (selected dates from 19th November until 3rd January 2021): a new illuminated trail awaits from the moment you arrive at the garden, with a lone oak lit on the distant hillside, before the garden is revealed in a whole new light. A winding route takes visitors past a luminous birch grove, sycamore seeds floating in the dark, trees on Clover Hill lit against the night sky, and the sculptural Winter Garden brought to life. Organisers can email email@example.com for more information.
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon (selected dates from 19th November until 2nd January 2021): new for this year, the route takes visitors through the Cottage Garden, and the display includes some interactive elements for the first time. Organisers can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Full details are available at www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens.