Ignite: fire and fantasy at Polesden Lacey

Glowing mushroom installations in the dark

This autumn, experience the enchanting effects of fire, light and lanterns throughout the garden at Polesden Lacey.

Deep in the Surrey Hills, the Edwardian gardens at the National Trust’s Polesden Lacey form the perfect setting for this new, after-dark experience. 

Polesden Lacey was once the home of famous Edwardian hostess Margaret Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time. Mrs Greville loved to surprise and delight her visitors, and Polesden Lacey is continuing that tradition this autumn.

Ignite is brought to you at Polesden Lacey by Raymond Gubbay Ltd (Sony Music) in partnership with the National Trust.

As twilight falls, the magic begins 

Expect the unexpected - glimpse fleeting fairies, spot fiery fish and dragons ablaze. Spot woodland wildlife sculpted in willow with fairies dancing in the trees as you stroll through the walled garden into an enchanting landscape filled with wonder.

Lit by lanterns, wander between flickering flames and majestic trees - from one amazing space to another.

Within this fiery interpretation of stars and spheres, illuminated flora and fantasy, there are moments of reflection and playful discovery set to a soundscape that will inspire and intrigue.

The hour-long discovery trail has been specially designed for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The great outdoors made magical.

Book your tickets safe in the knowledge that if Covid-19 Government legislation requires cancellation, you can re-book your slot or get a refund. COVID-19 guidelines are being followed and processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Installations at dusk


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