This Glowing Garden Of 25,000 Illuminated Roses Has Returned

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Last Updated 20 November 2023

This Glowing Garden Of 25,000 Illuminated Roses Has Returned
Rows of white roses illuminated in Grosvenor Square at dusk
Grosvenor Square is home to the Ever After Garden. Image: David Parry

A field of 25,000 glowing white roses has taken up residence in Mayfair again this winter.

Grosvenor Square is home to the Ever After Garden, an illuminated installation designed as a garden of remembrance. This is a charity event, raising money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity via donations and dedications, and offering people somewhere to pause and reflect on absent friends and family as the festive season begins.

A person silhouetted against rows of white glowing roses in the dark
Anyone can dedicate a rose in memory of a loved one. Image: David Parry

Anyone can dedicate a rose in memory of a loved one, for a minimum donation of £10 per rose.

The first Ever After Garden was installed in winter 2019 (created in memory of production designer and art director Michael Howells by his friends, fashion creatives Anya Hindmarch, CBE and Camilla Morton), and it returned again in 2021 and 2022. So far it's raised £450,000 for charity.

Rows of glowing white roses
The garden has become a winter tradition. Image: David Parry

The Ever After Garden is free to visit, but do consider making a donation to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity if you can.

The Ever After Garden is at Grosvenor Square in Mayfair. Illuminated daily 3pm-9pm until 19 December 2023. Visitors are encouraged to share images on Instagram, tagging @royalmarsden and @everaftergarden and using hashtag #EverAfterGarden.