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In Pictures: Spectacular Christmas light show at Kew Gardens

The after-dark trail includes a host of installations.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kew Gardens as the after-dark trail returns to light up the Surrey attraction.

Now in its seventh year, the winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of installations including glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections, a cascade of glowing silvery shards and changing ribbons of light.

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The light show at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (Steve Parsons/PA)

The light show at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (Steve Parsons/PA)

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The light show at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Light waterfalls cascading from the Treetop Walkway (Steve Parsons/PA)

Light waterfalls cascading from the Treetop Walkway (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Light waterfalls cascading from the Treetop Walkway (Steve Parsons/PA)

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A guest looks at the Cathedral of Light (Steve Parsons/PA)

A guest looks at the Cathedral of Light (Steve Parsons/PA)

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A guest looks at the Cathedral of Light (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Projections on the recently restored Temperate House (Steve Parsons/PA)

Projections on the recently restored Temperate House (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Projections on the recently restored Temperate House (Steve Parsons/PA)

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A projection plays across a giant screen of water in front of the Palm House (Steve Parsons/PA)

A projection plays across a giant screen of water in front of the Palm House (Steve Parsons/PA)

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A projection plays across a giant screen of water in front of the Palm House (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Guests can visit the attraction from Wednesday (Steve Parsons/PA)

Guests can visit the attraction from Wednesday (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Guests can visit the attraction from Wednesday (Steve Parsons/PA)

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The event runs until January 5 (Steve Parsons/PA)

The event runs until January 5 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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The event runs until January 5 (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Kew’s after-dark landscape is being lit up by more than a million lights (Steve Parsons/PA)

Kew’s after-dark landscape is being lit up by more than a million lights (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Kew’s after-dark landscape is being lit up by more than a million lights (Steve Parsons/PA)

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The trail is more than a mile and a half long (Steve Parsons/PA)

The trail is more than a mile and a half long (Steve Parsons/PA)

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The trail is more than a mile and a half long (Steve Parsons/PA)

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