Botanic Lights 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.

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.

To explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future


The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh is world renowned for its horticultural excellence, Botanic Lights is set within the beautifully landscaped grounds and night-time visitors are invited to explore the Garden following approximately one and a half kilometre trail of colour, light and installations.

This year’s event will take visitors on an all-new journey of light around the Garden, exploring regions of the world where the Garden’s plants and trees originate including the US, China, Chile, Nepal and the Tropics, where RBGE’s scientists currently research and undertake important conservation work.

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.

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