Light It Up, A 2km Illuminated Trail Is Set To Take Over The City Botanic Gardens After Dark
Let there be lightBy Dinushka Gunasekara | 12th July 2023
While winter evenings means watching the sunset on your commute home from the 9-5, Brisbane City’s new illuminated experience is making the most of the longer, darker hours.
The internationally renowned Lightscape trail is making its Queensland debut from Thursday 31 August to Sunday 8 October, transforming the City Botanic Gardens into an after-dark oasis of botanical brilliance. Featuring larger-than-life flowers, dazzling foliage dangling in the sky, and ethereal fields of light, the technicolour wonderland is one that will have you ogling all night long.
Lightscape is a self-guided experience that will see you following a 2km trail weaving through the city park under glowing canopies and sparkling tunnels. A key highlight of this year’s Brisbane Festival, the installations will also include a First-Nations-led projection work by local artists amongst the global creators.
Session times will begin nightly at 5.45 pm in 15-minute intervals until late, with the multi-sensory journey taking around 90 minutes. Of course, all that star-gazing is sure to have you working up an appetite, so Lightscape will play host to a range of food and beverage outlets on-site.
Tickets are now on sale here.
Where: City Botanic Gardens
When: Thursday 31 August – Sunday 8 October