Six things to do at Illuminate the Gardens 2019

Illuminate the Gardens is right around the corner. Each night from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November, this extravagant lighting and fireworks show Botanical Gardens will be offering plenty to see, eat and drink. Here are five reasons you should grab yourself a ticket.

1. Watch the fireworks
Illuminate the gardens offers two incredible firework displays each evening, an earlier ‘low bangs’ show perfect for the kids and the larger, main one later in the night.

2. Try the street food
There will be plenty of street food vendors, including Smoke BBQ, Street Food Chef, Pie Eyed, Gravy Train, Sunshine Pizza Oven and many more.

3. See the light displays
Once again, you’ll have the chance to see the Botanical Gardens completely transformed. The gardens will be lit up by decorative installations and spectacular light displays.

4. Enjoy the drinks
Craft beers from three local brewerys and cocktails will be served from a variety of independent mobile bars. You will also find mulled wine, mulled cider and baileys hot chocolates, provided by Mr D’Arcy’s Drink Emporium.

5. Cozy up in the Avalanche tipi
If it gets a little too cold you can always retreat to the tipi, where they offer snacks, drinks and comfortable seating by an open fire.

6. Visit the Sound Sculpture Garden
Knock out a tune or two at the Mamnock Garden, where are huge array of intriguing percussion instruments will be dotted around the keep guests entertained.


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