Brooklyn Botanic Garden Announces Lightscape: A New Winter Spectacular at BBG

by | Jun 21, 2021 | News

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden announces Lightscape, a new after-dark, illuminated spectacular at BBG this winter. Lightscape celebrates the beauty of nature in winter with a festive one-mile trail winding through BBG’s 52-acre landscape, animated by dazzling light, color, and sound.
Monumental light installations and colorful light displays highlighting the Garden’s trees, landscapes, and architecture will guide guests through the Garden. More than 18 distinct works of light art will be on view, among them the Cathedral of Light tunnel, a Fire Garden on Lily Pool Terrace, and the Field of Light, an animated light installation covering Cherry Esplanade and visible from the Robert W. Wilson Overlook. A series of new light-based artworks by local artists will be installed in the Plant Family Collection.
Says Kathryn Glass, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Brooklyn Botanic Garden: “We are thrilled to present Lightscape in partnership with Sony Music at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This joyous installation beckons all New Yorkers in recognition that every world tradition marks the darkest period of the year with lights.”
Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden runs on select dates from November 19, 2021 through January 9, 2022. Launched at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London in 2014, Lightscape has sold out year after year across the U.K. and in Chicago. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is Lightscape’s only U.S. East Coast venue.
Lightscape 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. Corporate members and other affiliated groups do not receive discounted admission to Lightscape.
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About Brooklyn Botanic Garden  
Founded in 1910, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn and open year-round, the Garden is home to over 12,000 kinds of plants and more than 30 specialty gardens.

For hours, directions, and admission information, see Visitor entrances are at 990 Washington Avenue, 150 Eastern Parkway, and 455 Flatbush Avenue. Find out what’s in bloom at, read the Garden’s blog at, and learn what’s happening at Follow @brooklynbotanic on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, and join the conversation using #BrooklynBotanicGarden. 

About Sony Music
Sony Music has been delivering illuminated Christmas trails for over eight years. Each trail is carefully designed to showcase the natural and unique environment of the individual location. There are currently 22 trails across the U.K., Europe, U.S., and Australia within the My Christmas Trails and Lightscape portfolios. The chosen partners for national and international heritage and prestigious venues include: Blenheim Palace; The National Trust; Forestry England; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Botanic Gardens, Chicago, USA, and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. | FB @mychristmastrails | Twitter @mychristmastrails 

About Culture Creative

Culture Creative is a creative project and production management company based in the North East of England. The company works across a wide range of cultural fields including art, sport, heritage, tourism, festivals, and events, developing projects from concept to delivery. Since 2013 Culture Creative has worked closely with Sony Music to create illuminated trails in various venues across the U.K. and overseas.