13 October - 6 November 2016

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

The award-winning Botanic Lights is set within beautifully landscaped grounds and night-time visitors are invited to explore the Gardens following a one and a half kilometre trail of colour, light and projection. Over 26,000 visitors experienced last year’s displays and it was voted ‘Best Large Event’ at the Scottish Event Awards.

The award winning Botanic Lights is presented by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in association with Scotland’s leading independent event producers Unique Events, working with lighting, AV and sound specialists Black Light.

As darkness descends, light installations transform popular Garden features such as the Victorian Palm House, The Chinese Hillside and Inverleith House, while illuminating the rich living collection of plants, turning the Garden itself into the story.

Botanic Lights 2016 is designed by leading Scottish lighting designer Grant Anderson working with composer Claire McKenzie to create a unique night-time experience.

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As well as being a five star Garden, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is also a leading international research organisation delivering knowledge, education and plant conservation action in more than 80 countries around the world. It operates as a Non Departmental Public Body established under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, principally funded by the Scottish Government. It is also a registered charity, managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Ministers.

Its mission is to

“explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.”

The event route has been designed to both entertain and educate.

The Glasshouse

... and secreted within... hints of magical dancing fairies and giant glow moths.

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Where can I buy tickets for Botanic Lights?

Tickets for Botanic Lights are available to buy from:


By telephone: 0844 573 8455*

Tickets will be available for collection from the Botanic Lights Box Office at the West Gate (opposite Inverleith Park) of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from 30 minutes before the start time of your event.

In person: Fringe Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS

Botanic Lights Box Office at the West Gate (opposite Inverleith Park) of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is open 5.30pm each show day and tickets can be purchased for any day/session depending on availability. Pre-booking advised to avoid disappointment.




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