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Secret Winter Garden comes to Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Hall and its grounds have been turned in to a magical Secret Winter Garden.

But you’ll have to hurry if you want to experience the Lantern Company transformation of the North Liverpool site – because the magic is only lasting for 10 days.

Venture through a long-forgotten doorway to discover The Secret Winter Garden. Uncover a glowing trail full of giant surprises, hidden pathways, amazing creatures and enchanting characters.

Discover time-travelling giant botanists, flying flamingo puppets, a mini lantern village, glowing glasshouses, alchemical eggs and dreams growing in trees.

And experience the garden of stars, colour changing plants, magic beans, singing gramophones, luminescent insects, light-emitting flowers, giant lantern toads and other incredible light up lantern creatures.

The Secret Winter Garden. Photo: Matthew Andrews. Top: Mark Loudon

Visitors to the Croxteth attraction will also be able to take part in Lantern Company workshops to create their own mini lantern or tree decoration and browse a twilight market offering unique handmade Christmas gifts, along with festive food and drink.

Lantern Company artistic director Jo Pocock said: "We’re so excited to announce our new event here in Liverpool - The Secret Winter Garden, at the beautiful Croxteth Hall and Country Park.

“It’s for audiences of all ages, and the gardens will be aglow with astonishing sights and enchanting sounds… a luminous adventure full of surprises.”

The Secret Winter Garden at Croxteth Hall runs from December 13-22, from 4.30pm-9pm each evening with last entries at 7.30pm. Tickets from

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