Air of enchantment in Southover Grange


Organisers of A Christmas Wish, described as ‘the spellbinding after-dark journey’ through Southover Grange Gardens , Lewes, have revealed more details of the December event.

A picture of ‘Frog Prince,’ a large crown-wearing green frog dominates the Grange and an image showing two children talking into a large funnel suspended from a tree branch have been released along with a promotional video. The ad shows a candle pentagram suggesting A Christmas Wish will mix the traditional Christmas experience with something a little more avant-garde.

The transformation of Southover Grange Gardens by events production company, Enchanted Places, is led by directors, Ross Ashton, Karen Monid and Robin Morley.

Robin Morley explained: “We are creating an event to appeal equally to families, older people, arts enthusiasts and children. We work closely with Lewes District Council and think our mix of projections, lighting, performance and music will be unlike anything seen before in Lewes.”

Karen said: “We’ll take people on a garden tour lasting up to an hour when people can see traditional Christmas themes brought to life by moving images and sound as well imaginative interpretations of what this time of year is all about. For example, when visitors enter the Knot Garden they’ll see an eight foot golden, lucky Chinese cat! It will be incredible. People can also interact with Four Calling Birds while sitting in each corner of the garden. Visit: or

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