The Enchanted Woodland: Magical light display to transform historic arboretum

November maybe a time of shorter days and longer nights but it is also one of the most illuminating with Guy Fawke’s Night, Diwali and Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland promising light spectaculars.

The Enchanted Woodland will see the 600-year-old oak trees and gardens transformed by a light display, with its Great Conservatory completely illuminated in the centre of the historic arboretum.

Syon Park encompasses 30 acres of gardens and 200 acres of parkland attached to the Duke of Northumberland’s London home, Syon House. The attractively landscaped park – designed by ‘Capability’ Brown in the mid 18th century – includes herbaceous beds, a large lake, a rose garden with 100 different varieties of old-fashioned rose and almost 200 species of tree.

The beautiful oaks trees and gardens at Syon Park are illuminated in spectacular fashion for the 13th year this winter.

The magical Enchanted Woodland event invites visitors to enjoy a unique guided walk. The trail leads visitors around the 18th century lake – where the shapes and textures of the ancient winter trees are reflected in the water – and past intriguing corners of the estate, all of it floodlit to maximum rainbow effect.

The shadows and magic of a frosty winter’s night make this an ideal opportunity for photographing the forest in a unique way.

The Enchanted Woodland opens every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday 9 November until Sunday 25 November at Syon Park in Brentford.

For tickets, visit The Enchanted Woodland website

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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