HESTERCOMBE Gardens launched their ILLUMINATE lights last week and it has been a big success with many locals turning out to see the gardens by night.

This year they have extended the colourful lights to follow the route to Father Christmas’s grotto and it lights up the entirety of Rook Wood with a multicoloured display.

Also lit up is the Yew Tunnel and the star of the lights is a dynamic pixel display on the turning circle by Hestercombe House.

You can take the whole family to this light experience and enjoy food and drink whilst watching the fire pit crackle away under the twinkling fairy lights in the glass-covered courtyard.

Late night shopping in Hestercombe’s chic gift shop and book shop will be available in Hestercombe House every evening on which ILLUMINATE is running.