Burn, Baby, Burn! Brisbane Botanic Gardens Will Be Set Alight!

Burn, Baby, Burn! Brisbane Botanic Gardens Will Be Set Alight!

It’s getting hot in here

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 23rd May 2019

There’s no winter freeze here, because it’s getting hot, hot, hot! The 191-year-old Brisbane City Botanic Gardens are set to burn for this year’s Brisbane Festival in an outdoor art exhibit that is sure to leave you hot and bothered in the best kind of way.

For more than 20 years, world-renowned French art collective Compagnie Carbosse have lit up everything from Stonehenge to The Kremlin to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, and now they’re bringing they’re alluring Fire Gardens installation to Brisbane this September. The Brisbane experience will be completely unique, with the luminary alchemists designing specifically for these gardens, so there is literally nothing like it.

For four nights, the City Botanic Gardens will be filled with terracotta urns, animatronic sculptures and handcrafted fire pots holding thousands of individual flames. Follow the pathways illuminated by naked flames through a blazing maze-like realm to find trees set alight with burning pyres, flames dancing in the middle of ponds and huge spheres that crackle and roar as they burn. Live musicians performing French music will complete the radiant ambience to ignite even the coldest hearts.

Tickets go on sale Thursday May 30 with pre-sale from Monday May 27, and with up to 40,000 people expected to attend, they will be going off like wildfire. Prices will begin at $25 and then rise up to $33 the longer they’re available, so get in quick. Once you have a ticket, you can enter at one of five different times each night, in half-hour intervals from 6pm-8:30pm. Once inside, you can stay until close at 9:30pm and let your inner pyromaniac shine.

For more information on Fire Gardens head over here.

Event details:
When: Wednesday September 11 2019 to Saturday September 14 6pm-9:30pm
Where: Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Tickets: $25-$33. Purchase here.

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.