Last week I visited GlasGLOW at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. GlasGLOW is probably best described as an immersive light and sound experience that is set up each year around Halloween.

A massive section of the Botanic Gardens are covered in lights that will dazzle you as you walk around. It’s pretty much the perfect way to embrace the darkness now that the clocks have gone back and the daylight hours are disappearing.
GlasGLOW
GlasGLOW

My favourite part was what we dubbed the ‘jazzy grass’. There are thousands of light bulbs on the grass that ‘dance’ to music, change colour and just generally look mesmerising.

GlasGLOW
GlasGLOW

As well as lights outdoors, snaking through the park on a one-mile stroll, there are lights inside the Kibble Palace.

The Kibble Palace dates back more than 150 years and was moved from the home of John Kibble to the Botanic Gardens and extended in 1871.

Back then, it was lit by 600 gas lamps that could be coloured for effect. The lights of GlasGLOW illuminating it in vibrant shades is a perfect throwback to those days. Although, maybe just a tad more high tech and impressive!

Inside the Kibble Palace there are dozens of types of tropical plants, trees and flowers from all over the world. It’s just as pretty to visit in daylight when GlasGLOW isn’t on!
GlasGLOW

GlasGLOW


GlasGLOW

The event is completely family-friendly and is perfect for both adults and kids. It’s a great way to make use of a stunning park in the wintery months when it wouldn’t otherwise be used.

The trail takes around 90 minutes, but you could do it faster or slower as it’s all done at your own pace.

There are stalls selling delicious food inside the park too, so no need to have dinner before your visit.

GlasGLOW is on until the 11th November 2018 and will be returning again in 2019! Have you been or would you like to visit?