City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Botanic Lights 2016

By edg - Posted on 12 October 2016

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Event details

An after-dark tour with interactive light installations at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Around 24,000 visitors paid to see ‘Botanic Lights’ unique combination light, sound and nature in previous years.

Update: Botanic Lights has announced a one-off Botanic Frights on Halloween night, Monday 31st October.

The new route in 2016 starts on the west side of the Garden by the John Hope Gateway, and takes in popular features such as the Victorian Palm House, The Chinese Hillside, and Inverleith House.

The journey of light around the Garden, explores 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 are involved in conservation work.

This is an unaccompanied tour of the Garden following a designated route with installations, illuminations and lighting of the plants, paths and selected buildings.


There are 12 time slots (previously was 8 slots) which depart at 15 minute intervals from 6pm to 8.45pm every night except Mondays. The walk lasts up to 90 minutes.


  • Adult £15.00
  • Child (under 16) £7.50
  • Infant (0 – 2 years) Free (but still require an event ticket).
  • 1x Adults & 2x Children: £27
  • 2x Adults & 2x Children £40
  • Groups (10+ Adults) £13 each (group tickets must be purchased as one transaction)