One of Bruce Munro’s light installations at Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury. Photograph: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Waddesdon Manor

At dusk each evening until 4 January, the acres of dark gardens at Waddesdon Manor, the palatial Rothschild house in Buckinghamshire, will start to glow with eerie light from sculptural installations created by the artist Bruce Munro.

He is returning for the third year to create a midwinter trail of light through the spectacular gardens around the National Trust property.

New pieces this year include Moon Harvest, inspired by night-time views of the harvest moon from his home in Wiltshire – which like many of his pieces uses humble materials, in this case 20 bales of straw from the Waddesdon estate – and a piece formed by 19 lamp-posts inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia.

For the first time he has also made a piece for one of the rooms in the house, a screen of the many Inuit descriptions of snow transposed into Morse-coded flecks of moving light.