With over a million twinkling lights to behold, this year’s illuminations at Kew Gardens will be more spectacular than ever. From the 22nd November until 5th January the garden will glow and glitter in the dim winter light. It’s a truly magical experience, topped off with fairground rides for the children and mulled wine for the adults.

But, its not the only magical experience that Kew is hosting this year. Until 17th March, the intricate and stunning drawings of artist Mark Frith will be on display to dazzle in a completely different way. The collection of drawings captures beautiful portraits of characterful ancient oaks that stand sentinel in our ever-changing landscape. Not to be missed.

Winter at Wisley is no less wonderful, either! There’s illuminations in the form of the impressive Jigantics installations from Dec 1st.

For those looking for Christmas gifts and inspiration the Wisley Christmas Craft Fair will run from 21st – 25th November, and if that wasn’t enough if you play the lottery and can present a valid lottery ticket or scratch card, you can get into the gardens for free until 12 noon on December 4th.

Don’t stay in – get out and enjoy the season in a garden near you!