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Brooklyn Botanic Garden to Get Lit Up This Winter With Dazzling Light Installation

Lightscape will run from Nov. 19 through Jan. 9
Photo: Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

This winter, Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be shining bright thanks to illuminated light spectacular Lightscape.

Across a one-mile trail winding through BBG's 52-acre landscape, visitors will be able to see international showstoppers like the Cathedral of Light tunnel, Fire Garden — which will be installed on the Lily Pool Terrace, and Field of Light — which will cover Cherry Esplanade, as well as new site-specific light works created by Brooklyn artists

Photo: Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

More than 18 distinct works of light art will be on view, all created to celebrate the beauty of nature and highlight the Garden's trees, landscapes, and architecture.

BBG Chief Public Affairs Officer Kathryn Glass said the garden was thrilled to present Lightscape in partnership with Sony Music. "This joyous installation beckons all New Yorkers in recognition that every world tradition marks the darkest period of the year with lights."

Photo: Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Lightscape was first launched at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London in 2014, and has sold out year after year across the U.K. and in Chicago. BBG is Lightscape's only U.S. East Coast venue.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and time slots may sell out. A BBG member presale begins July 8; general admission tickets go on sale July 20. New members must join by June 30 for access to the Lightscape member presale. Nonmember regular admission tickets are $34 and $18 for children ages 3—12. BBG member regular admission tickets are $30 and $16 for children ages 3—12. Children 2 and under enter for free.