Winter Wonderland with 1 million lights coming to BK Botanic Garden

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14,000 shining orbs. 42 sculptures. A 98 foot long winter cathedral tunnel.

This holiday season, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will turn into Light landscape: a luminescent and spectacular winter wonderland with art, poetry and over a million lights.

Lightscape takes guests on an immersive trail which weaves its way through the 52 acres of gardens to encounter monumental light installations, magical displays showcasing the garden’s landscapes and architecture, and site-specific music at every turn.

Over 18 illuminated works of art will be on display, including the Winter Cathedral Tunnel, Fire Garden at Oak Circle, Sea of ​​Light, an animated light installation covering Cherry Esplanade, and a series of new works of art. based on the light of local artists.

Photo: Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Although each work is different, all of the characteristics of Wonderland play on the same theme: creating light, warmth and conviviality despite the cold of winter.

For the installation, author and Brooklynite Jacqueline Woodson wrote a site-specific collection of poems collectively called Remember the Light Inside, which will be projected onto the trees and hills near Bluebell Wood and asks viewers for reverence and self-reflection during the colder and darker months. of the year.

The Fire Garden uses specially designed structures to fill the garden with a real bonfire of candles, while the Winter Cathedral is a welcoming and otherworldly tunnel of warm light.

Laser Pond at the Japanese Hill and Pond Garden plays with the reflections of light on the water, to the beat of the music, and Sea of ​​Light is a lively light installation covering Cherry Esplanade with stunning views from the Robert W. Wilson Overlook.

Along the trail, guests will hear a soundscape depicting Brooklyn’s many religious and ethnic cultural traditions in winter.

At the north end of the Plant Family collection is A Theorem: Remembered, which uses strings and lights to explore a contemporary take on a Christmas tree, by New York installation artist Jacob M. Fisher .

In the scarlet oak-lined memorial path that lines Cherry Esplanade is Christopher Wren’s light-up art, titled One World.

The installation also features international designers like French artists Flynn, Wish Tree, Poleen and Wisp by Pitaya, who created the creative chandeliers and treetop sculptures. The sculptures made of pampas grass and white peonies are from the French art studio TILT.

Along the trail, hot drinks, light meals and do-it-yourself s’mores will be up for grabs.

The attraction is sponsored by Con Edison in partnership with Sony Music and WAD Entertainment. The Illuminated Path created by Culture Creative. Tickets are on sale here.

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