The reason for the season is the inspiration for the art of the annual Stations of the Cross exhibition at Hamilton Gardens.
For the past nine years organisers have put up large-scale art installations inspired by the last hours of Christ's life.
Scattered and lit up through the gardens, the public can walk along the garden path and soak up the atmosphere.
This year they've mixed things up with a new pathway providing more of a bush walk feel.
Exhibition curator Dave White said the new path was more than one kilometre long and wound around the lake to the Russian Bell Tower and down to Rhododendron Lawn.
The exhibition opened on Sunday and runs to March 30.
Entry is $5 a head, which includes a complementary hot drink after the walkthrough.
For more info, visit stations.org.nz