Illuminate the Gardens is a three-day fireworks and lighting extravaganza at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. The team behind the lighting, Innovation Productions and Garry Preece, invited me to capture the event.

 “A magical night out for the whole family, at Illuminate the Gardens you can enjoy some delicious street food or grab a drink from the licensed bar, get involved in some free kids activities, enjoy the vintage fairground rides, watch mesmerising fire performance and hear some great acoustic music. If you’ve got little ones with sensitive ears, you can join us for a ‘low bangs’ fireworks display in the early evening or stay later to enjoy the exhilarating main display. Of course, the real star of the show is the wonderful venue
itself: experience the Botanical Gardens in all its glory with wonderful lighting highlighting some of its stunning features.”

When I was invited to this event, I didn’t know what to expect, I had never seen anything similar to this so was looking forward to the experience. The event succeeded expectations by far, from what I saw it was a massive success and near impossible to get a bad photo due to the spectacular colours, lights, fireworks and performances. I am looking forward to the second event in 2019 both as a photographer and a spectator, keep your eyes open and get your tickets before they all go!


Cheers, Timm.