Go underwater and wander through a misty rainforest at the South Coast Botanic Garden’s ‘Glow’ installation.
South Coast Botanic Garden has been illuminated with dazzling lighting installations that will transform the way you see nature. This walkable route through the 87 acres of horticultural and wildlife habitat is unlike any holiday displays you’ve ever seen. Instead of your usual winter ornaments and festive trinkets draped across every available surface, this lush Palos Verdes oasis will become an “oceanic” experience.
You’ll be swept away in a sea of vivid lights bringing the surrounding flora to life with an eclectic selection of music to act as your current. Every section of displays will be scored with specific sounds to enhance it. Genres range from Baja surf music to Vivaldi and Chicago’s DJ Jerzy has even produced a few electro-pop tracks exclusively for the event.
While the stunning arrangements of greenery at “The Jewel of the Peninsula,” (like banyan grove or the desert collection) will all have their own unique ambiance, the whole experience will be connected by water which will run through the space in every possible form. These aquatic installations will create the sense of being immersed in various environments like being underwater in an ocean, walking through a misty rain or following a rushing river.
At the “Wave of Light” installation for example, in a wave of blue lights gently washing over you with “bubbles” surfacing around your feet and on the walls.
There’ll be plenty of photo opportunities too, including a beautiful living wall of succulents with twinkling lights that look like fireflies. Don’t get too distracted by all the flickering lights though, you’ll need to queue up to get your snap in front of this popular feature.
‘Glow’ will be running nightly through January 10, 2021, and the cost $24.95 per person for members, $34.95 per person for non-members. Tickets for the first few nights have already sold out, so you’ll want to make sure you book your trip to this magical scenery as soon as possible.
Location: 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90274
Hours: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. daily
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