In the tradition of landscape architecture, Lightscape adds light, music and sound to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to choreograph a series of after-dark experiences along a winding path.
Walking under a sequence of sculptural chandeliers of light at the beginning feels a bit like entering Narnia. Highlights include the White Peonies, Winter Cathedral, and s’mores and hot chocolate at the Fire Garden.
First launched in London in 2014, Lightscape has sold out year after year across its locations in the United Kingdom and Chicago. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is Lightscape’s only venue on America’s East Coast.
The festival closes this weekend, with last viewings scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 9.
Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave. near Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, $34 admission for adults. For more information, visit www.bbg.org/lightscape.
A version of this story first appeared on Brownstoner.