The holiday trail was a massive success in its East Coast debut, after originally launching at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London in 2014. The 2023 show will feature the Sea of Light, bathing Cherry Esplanade in a stunning show of music and light, and Meadow of Light, brightening the Osborne Garden.
Be sure to explore some of BBG’s horsechestnut trees that will be adorned with illuminated art from the Garden’s archives of botanical illustration. Walk through a tunnel of hundreds of pink and purple hanging lights in the Plant Family Collection that will having you “ooo-ing” & “awing” the whole way.
The intricate lighting design and artwork will be complemented by a curated soundtrack of festive music. And since this year celebrated hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, an illuminated area in Oak Circle known as Kaleido Circle will play a mix of songs from Brooklyn hip-hop artists.
Food & drinks will be available at stops along the trail, and visitors are more than encouraged to take as many gorgeous photos as they please!
Lightscape will run from November 17, 2023–January 1, 2024. Adult tickets range from $34-$39, depending on peak and off-peak sessions. Learn more here.
When:November 17, 2023–January 1, 2024
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden