A beauty spot in HAMPSHIRE will light up after dark to welcome visitors on a festive artist-designed art trail.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Ampfield will be ‘lit up’ for a mile long art trail from Thursday 24th November until New Year’s Eve.
The award-winning attraction opens its doors after dark during the Christmas season and welcomes visitors to an immersive light path featuring art installations by some of Europe’s most popular light artists and designers.
The show was created by Light Up Trails, Hampshire-based designers who specialize in bringing art to light. Director Libby Battaglia said, “There is something elemental about light that draws us in, and at night, the presence of light brings us together and makes us feel closer to the wonderful time of year.”
Co-Director Lucinda Croft added: “People haven’t been in the gardens at night during the winter months so the lightpath will be a very special new experience – it will be absolutely beautiful with the lights accentuating the landscape. “After dark, imaginations emerge and with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas, we will create memories that will last forever.” Although installations are still ongoing, organizers have announced that Jermyn’s House will be illuminated by a sea of tulips in LED lights, while an animated Christmas story designed by award-winning light artist Ross Ashton is projected onto the house’s walls . The pond will be the backdrop for a moving light show and the Himalayan Valley will tell the story of the four seasons in light as conceived by international lighting designer James Smith. Other highlights include illuminated stepping stones, illuminated butterflies, and the Christmas tree walkway. The path ends in a field of bright, hand-painted flowers. Advance bookings can be made now at lightuptrails.com.
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