The Electric Gardens II: Glasgow Botanic Gardens

We probably picked the wettest, most miserable night on Saturday to go to the Electric Gardens II in the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow. We had been to Electric Gardens I in January and loved it so we were keen to get back.

My sister and 3 year old niece came with us this time, which was great as it was very well set up for kids- from storytelling, a fire show and crafting in the Kibble palace, where the little people could make bats to take home.

Even in the wet and cold, the Botanic’s were stunning. From a frozen pathway….

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…to an enchanted miniature forest next to Kibble Palace…


…a fairy with lights in her cape telling stories…


and disco lights for some wee folk to groove to.

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There is even a stand where you can buy  hot chocolate and a warm doughnut to keep you cosy on your journey around this winter wonderland.

Compared to the first Electric Gardens I felt this one was slightly less focused on arty installations (which I missed slightly) and more on activities for children. It is still a great night out for young, and old though, and a fabulous way to look at our beautiful botanic gardens in a new light. Just keep your fingers crossed for a dry night.

The electric gardens continue until the 6th of December and tickets can be bought on the westend festival website here.

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