2021 Night of Illumination

Thursday October 28

6:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Night of Illumination 2021 - October 28, 2021

All our personal members are eligible to purchase tickets to our members-only fall event, Night of Illumination. Stroll along paths lit by more than 1,000 luminaria on Thursday, October 28, 2021. There will be food for purchase brought to the Garden by Anzio's Brick Oven Pizzeria food truck. Join us for this wonderful evening filled with intriguing sights and seasonal strolls. Upgrade to get the maximum out of the festivities. Dress for a late October night in New England and don't forget your mask!

Tickets must be purchased online and in advance. There will be no on-site ticket sales on the night of the event. 

Members are eligible to purchase tickets for guests up to the limit of their membership level. Tickets are available for purchase by all our personal members:

Adults - $10.00 (18+)

Children - $5.00 (6-17)

Children 5 and under - free 

Parking for Night of Illumination will be available at several local school parking lots. Each school is less than ten minutes away from Garden in the Woods, and there will be a continuous shuttle bus service throughout the evening to bring you to and from the event.

Hemenway Elementary School (729 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701)

Potter Road Elementary School (492 Potter Road, Framingham, MA 01701)

King Elementary School (454 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701)

Cameron Middle School (215 Elm Street, Framingham, MA 01701

On-site parking for this event is extremely limited and restricted to vehicles with a state-issued disabled parking placard ONLY. Spaces MUST BE PRE-BOOKED by calling 508-877-7630 x3801 and confirming your vehicle's registration information. There is no other on-site parking at Garden in the Woods for Night of Illumination. 

No walk-ins. No drop-offs. No tickets for purchase on the night of the event.

NOTE: Our parking lot and shuttle vendor, VPNE Parking Solutions, is observing protocols set forth by the MBTA for public transit and requiring that all riders be masked when riding on their buses. In addition, Native Plant Trust is urging all guests to wear masks throughout the event, particularly when social distancing is not possible. We are also paying close attention to the state’s COVID-19 requirements and will send any updates to registered attendees, so please make sure we have your current email address. It was deeply disappointing that the pandemic meant we couldn’t hold this wonderful event in-person in 2020, so we look forward to bringing back the fun and seeing you all once again.


Example: If you purchase tickets for "Hemenway Elementary School - 6:00 P.M.", you should arrive at Hemenway Elementary School between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to park your car and shuttle to Garden in the Woods. Once arrived, you may stay as long as you want up until the last return shuttle departs Garden in the Woods at 8:45 p.m. 

Please select a link to purchase tickets for a specific entry time and parking location:

6:00 P.M.

King Elementary School - 6:00 P.M.

Cameron Middle School - 6:00 P.M.

Hemenway Elementary School - 6:00 P.M. - SOLD OUT

Potter Road Elementary School - 6:00 P.M. - SOLD OUT

6:30 P.M

Potter Road Elementary School - 6:30 P.M.

King Elementary School - 6:30 P.M.

Cameron Middle School - 6:30 P.M.

Hemenway Elementary School - 6:30 P.M. - SOLD OUT

7:00 P.M.

Potter Road Elementary School - 7:00 P.M.

King Elementary School - 7:00 P.M.

Cameron Middle School - 7:00 P.M.

Hemenway Elementary School - 7:00 P.M. - SOLD OUT


Tickets are non-refundable with the exception of an event cancellation due to weather, in which case ticket purchasers will be contacted by email and provided with further information. 

We look forward to seeing you on October 28 for this special evening!

Questions? Contact SpecialEvents@NativePlantTrust.org or call 508-877-7630 x3801.


Please note: if you haven't previously used our secure, online Blackbaud renewal system you'll need to create an account using the "Register" button before purchasing tickets. If you've forgotten your password, click on the "Sign-In" button at the top right of this page, enter your email address, and click the "Forgot your password?" link.