Up your Halloween Game this year, with a Mystical, Nighttime Garden Adventure 

Most gardens, including the ones we have at home, aren't very interesting at night unless you install a special lighting system (and are independently wealthy enough to cover the electricity costs).

But Longwood has literally gone to the dark side...with an indoor/outdoor light and sound show that turns Longwood-at-night into something cool, haunting, gorgeous, baffling and extraordinary -- sort of like Alice in Wonderland Meets Close Encounters!

Nightscape is a Light and Sound Experience by
Klip Collective
From the tallest trees to sprawling meadows, and flowering indoor gardens, everywhere you look is bathed in swirling colored lights.  They dance, merge then suddenly burst into mind-blowing shapes and images, all set to a movie-quality soundtrack.

If you've ever done IMAX, this is nature's version of turning something you know into something totally unexpected, unimaginable and 3 dimensional - at least to the mind's eye ;)

Let Longwood take you down the rabbit hole, teasing your senses and stretching your imagination.  And it's certainly an unforgettable way to take your Halloween month celebration to a whole new level. (Get a sneak peek at the tour by clicking on the Video link following the ticket info.)


Wednesdays through Saturdays
Through October 31st, starting at 7:30 pm (The show is about 90 minutes)

A Nightscape ticket includes full Gardens Admission on the same day. (Gardens open at 9 am) However, optimal viewing begins at 7:30 pm. Please note that video projections are used in this exhibit. Some people may experience mild sensitivities to projected light. FOR TICKETS

Adults (19+) - $27
Young people (5-18) - $17
4 and younger, free.

Nightscape Video

  • Purchase your special NIGHTSCAPE tickets before you arrive. 
  • To avoid lines, print your barcoded tickets at home. Or, go paperless and open your tickets on your smartphone prior to entering the Visitor Center for scanning.
  • Come early! Arrive by 6:00 pm and be sure to enjoy the gardens at dusk and select Nightscape programs including: Family Nights, Artist & Friends, Live Music in the Beer Garden, and Gardens on Tap.
  • Nightscape is a rain or shine, indoor and outdoor experience. Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Allow 90 minutes or more to view all of Nightscape. Shuttle service is not provided. Scooters, wheelchairs, and strollers are available on a first-come, first- served basis in the Visitor Center.