Gardens of Light

at Lower Gardens, Bournemouth, BH1 2AQ United Kingdom

See Bournemouth's Lower Gardens lit up in spectacular fashion this Christmas by the award-winning Michael Grubb Studio. Beautiful, fun and completely free!


Gardens of Light
Lower Gardens
Bournemouth BH1 2AQ
United Kingdom
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P: 01202 296343
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Description

The Gardens of Light was launched in 2013 by the Bournemouth Town Centre BID (Business Improvement District) and was a fantastic success, brightening up the dark winter nights this Christmas in Bournemouth. It featured an ice rink, light pods and Santa’s Grotto nestling within the historic and beautiful Bournemouth Lower Gardens, all lit up with light and colour. Beautiful, fun, and completely free to enjoy and explore. The event won two major awards in its first year – a Lighting Design award for best special event, and a Design Week award for Best Exhibition. And the good news is that the event is coming back this Christmas and is due to be bigger and better than ever. This year the focus is on making the Gardens of Light more interactive and even better during the daytime. We’ll be adding the element of sound to the pods, building a time machine and giving you the opportunity to take a magical mystery tour though an alternative Bournemouth. It’s going to be amazing. It’s free. Make sure you see it! The Gardens of Light is in addition to the Christmas attractions which have become firm favourites in the town square, including the ‘Moose Bar’, festive animatronics, Christmas Market, Christmas Parades and Pantomime. Also there will be high quality live entertainment on the stage in the town’s square. And Bournemouth is the perfect place to combine a visit to the Gardens of Light with some Christmas shopping. So whether you’re local or looking for the perfect Christmas getaway. This year, make it Bournemouth!

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Today over 300 Santa hats and sweets will be given out in the town centre by the Town Centre BID. The fun begins at 6.30pm....plus, don't forget music all day thanks to Stage In The Square.

Published on 2014-12-24 10:25:41 GMT

Ding dong merrily on high...here is today's Stage In The Square line up...don't forget Santa's grotto, ice skating, face painting, shopping and the Moose Bar....have a festive and fun day: Tuesday 23rd December 10.30am til 11.30am Samantha Sings Midday til 1.00pm Peter Aston 1.30pm til 2.30pm Calvin Glen 3.00pm til 4.00pm Nicole Mcnally 4.30pm til 5.30pm Bournemouth Student Brass Quintet 6.00pm til 7.00pm Ant Henson 7.30pm til 8.30pm Bonsai Pirates 9.00pm til 10.00pm Free's Company (subject to change).

Published on 2014-12-23 10:04:38 GMT

STOP THE PRESS: there will be FREE face painting on New Year's Eve midday til 3pm in the Burlington Arcade (next to Giggi's ice cream parlour) AND the Avenue Shopping Centre (near Marks & Spencers, HMV and The Perfume Shop).....a must for the little ones!!

Published on 2015-12-24 13:01:34 GMT

Elsa from Frozen was telling shoppers that the ice rink is staying open now til the end of January. Lots of fun on Westover Road and in The Arcade today. Thank you to Bournemouth Town Centre BID and My Little Princess Parties....part of Gardens of Light.

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-02 17:47:23 GMT

Elsa from Frozen was telling shoppers that the ice rink is staying open now til the end of January. Lots of fun on Westover Road and in The Arcade today. Thank you to Bournemouth Town Centre BID and My Little Princess Parties....part of the Gardens of Light.

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-02 17:02:41 GMT

Boys and girls....Elsa from Frozen will be appearing on Westover Road and in The Arcade today midday til 2pm. Come and find her for goodies and photo opportunities.

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-02 10:26:29 GMT

Today is the last day of Stage In The Square. Thank you to all of the acts that have performed this year and to the local businesses, S&D Leisure Ltd plus Absolute Music for making it possible. Everyone welcome to enjoy live music til 10pm. Over 400 bookings of entertainment part of Gardens of Light.

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-02 10:19:09 GMT

On behalf of Diamond Faces we would like to wish everyone involved in this years Gardens of Light Festival a Happy New Year 2016; Suzy, Lisa, Dan, Roger, Clare, Bob and the Rangers Team, Adam,Tim and the Ice Rink Team and to all the customers who've visited our Face Painting Pod in the Gardens. What a great gig, a pleasure to be part of :-)

Published Ronnie Murray on 2016-01-01 15:26:32 GMT

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-01 15:15:56 GMT

Happy New Year!

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-01 00:00:00 GMT

More FREE face painting today in The Arcade on Commercial Road til 3pm.

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-31 13:37:59 GMT

Free face painting today til 3pm in the entrance of the Burlington Arcade :-)

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-31 00:17:39 GMT

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-30 21:02:56 GMT

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-30 00:15:21 GMT

Morning, we at The House Grille wanted to pop over, say hello and give you a like :)

Published The House Grille on 2016-03-09 08:05:15 GMT

A few pics from the incredible Urban & Swarvy from their performance on the Stage in the Square!

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-07 16:54:50 GMT

Well, the Gardens of Light may be over for another year, but the fantastic news is that the ice rink has been extended until 24 January! Times (for bar and rink): Monday to Thursday 3pm to 11pm (first skate session 3pm, last 9.30pm) Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 11pm (first skate session 10am, last 9.30pm) To book, visit www.iceskatebournemouth.co.uk or call 07493 044439

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-05 17:28:38 GMT

A big thank you to all of the musicians and music lovers involved in the Square over the Xmas and New year period. 400 slots over 7 weeks. I was lucky enough to cover the sound and arrange the technical crew for this marvellous event. If you were involved or wanted to know more about the team behind this then pop over to our business page and have a gander. Www.Facebook.com/pulsepahire

Published Chris Young on 2016-01-05 10:56:24 GMT

Father Christmas on The Stage in the Square! Thank you to Bournemouth Town Centre BID and S&D Leisure for sponsoring Stage In The Square. Please feel free to tag yourselves! Photography by Sirius Art 2015 http://www.siriusart.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/PhotoArt.By.Sirius

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-03 13:37:51 GMT

Over 400 slots of entertainment throughout the festive season. Thank you to Absolute Music, Bournemouth Town Centre BID and S&D Leisure for sponsoring Stage In The Square. Photography by Sirius Art 2015 http://www.siriusart.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/PhotoArt.By.Sirius

Published Gardens of Light on 2016-01-03 13:08:04 GMT

Don't forget FREE face painting tomorrow (Thursday) midday til 3pm in the Burlington Arcade and the Avenue Shopping Centre PLUS Elsa from Frozen will be saying hello along Westover Road and in the Bournemouth Arcade on Saturday midday til 2pm ....the entertainment continues for shoppers during the Gardens of Light.

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-30 08:32:06 GMT

Welcome to today's live music at Stage In The Square: Tuesday 29th December 11 - 11.45am – Mike Newby 12 - 12.45pm – Two Man Travelling Medicine Show 1 - 1.45pm - Carys Lowry-Carter 2 - 2.45pm - Jokes 3 - 3.45pm – Those Minor Characters 4 - 4.45pm - Zaardvark 5 - 5.45pm – Not Made In China 6.15 - 7.15pm – The Sea, The Sea 7.45 - 8.45pm – Powdered Cows 9.15 - 10pm - Disco's Out Murder's In.

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-29 10:09:02 GMT

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-28 16:08:37 GMT

Dr Balloonman entertaining the shoppers today on Commercial Road.

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-28 15:28:56 GMT

Dr Balloonman fun today. Next show 1.15pm.

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-28 00:35:14 GMT

Dr Balloonman will be showcasing at the top of Commercial Road (outside Zara and Costa Coffee) tomorrow midday til 2pm.

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-27 19:39:33 GMT

We just had to share this gorgeous photo of one of our youngest visitors enjoying the Gardens of Light. Just beautiful!

Published Gardens of Light on 2015-12-27 14:00:54 GMT