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The UK’s tallest Christmas tree will light up this botanical garden near London

It’s 37 metres tall and will be decorated with 1,800 energy-saving lightbulbs

Written by
Ellie Muir

Autumn is here and Christmas decorations are already creeping into shops. It may still be more than three months until December 25, but it’s only a matter of time before humongous festive firs and mulled wine are everywhere too.

Now Kew Gardens has announced that its Wakehurst site in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, will be home to the UK’s largest living Christmas tree. At a staggering 37 metres high, the tree will be the star feature of the Glow Wild light show at Wakehurst and will be decorated with 1,800 energy-saving lightbulbs.

Wakehurst is Kew’s countryside location: a stunning botanical garden surrounded by sprawling woodland. This winter visitors will be able to explore the 500-acre site at dusk, taking in 11 light installations and a trail of handcrafted lanterns.

The show opens on November 23 and will run until New Year’s Day. Tickets cost £14 for adults and £11 for children, and you can book your slot here. 

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