We all know – and love – the VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights. In 2016, the Garden launched a new holiday event in the garden – Glow in the Garden – and it is back for 2019. A small section of their 55 acres has been turned into a Halloween spectacle. Master pumpkin carvers have turned the berries (yup, pumpkins are actually berries) into mummies, spiders, Chewbacca, butterflies & more.
After wandering the orange-lit gardens and admiring the lit pumpkins (there are even glow-in-the-dark pumpkins), head back to the main building for kid-crafts. Our boys made the Halloween lanterns and the dangling spider. The spider danced around in a sufficiently realistic manner our cat felt the need to “kill” it.
Online admission for Glow in the Garden is $13.50 (adults) and $9.50 (kids). Tickets purchased at the door are more expensive.
Glow in the Garden:
When: October 17 – 27, 2019
Time: 5pm – 6pm; 6:30pm – 7:30pm; 8pm – 9pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Address: 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver