As darkness falls, experience the beauty of Syon Park in a whole new light, as the Enchanted Woodland returns each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11-27 November.
The dazzling visual display is a magical experience for all the family that celebrates the beauty of the natural environment with a creative exhibition of LEDs, lasers, smoke and projections, set against the magnificent backdrop of Syon Park in West London.
The Enchanted Woodland first started in 2005 and has grown to be one of the most popular events in the area, with new features and designs added each year by the creative team at Syon Park. The unique light art trail truly celebrates the breadth and depth of the trees within the Park, which has over four hundred species of tree in the collection, including many rare and unusual specimens.
Syon Park is a profoundly historic landscape, dating back to the great medieval Abbey of Syon. It is now centred on the grand sixteenth-century Syon House, which has been in the same family for more than 400 years, and the wider landscape is as full of history. Much of the Park and arboretum was laid out by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century, and the tree collection of over 400 species dates back to this time. The collection continued to develop and grow, and in the 1820s the spectacular Great Conservatory was built in the heart of the site, a unique building which was both technologically and architecturally revolutionary, and which inspired the great glasshouses of the nineteenth century.
The trail is accessible with wheelchair and pushchair-friendly pathways, and the Enchanted Woodland team are preparing to welcome this year’s visitors with their usual enthusiasm, keen to share their knowledge of this spectacular venue. With the rise in energy prices and the increase in the cost of living, Syon Park, part of Northumberland Estates, has also decided to freeze ticket prices for the third year in a row.
In addition, ‘Quiet Sessions’ at the Enchanted Woodland will be held on Friday 18 and 25 November at 4:20pm and 4:40pm. These are reduced-capacity sessions, limited to 150 people, for those with disabilities, including hidden disabilities, and their families to enjoy the Enchanted Woodland in a less crowded environment.
Topher Martyn, Head Gardener at Syon House said: “The Enchanted Woodland started life as an imaginative and novel way to celebrate our wonderful tree collection here at Syon Park, and despite growing enormously since those early days, the event is still all about the trees.
“The Enchanted Woodland holds a special place in the hearts of the team at Syon and we are excited to once again light up our beautiful park for everyone to enjoy.”
Syon Park contains a great variety of landscapes, ecology and wildlife, from meadows, gardens and an Arboretum to parkland and unique tidal water meadows, making it the perfect setting for this spectacular, interactive light display.
For more information and to book tickets, visit: www.enchantedwoodland.com
Tickets: Adults: £10-£15 Children (3-15): £7.50