Light It Up, A 2km Illuminated Trail Is Set To Take Over The City Botanic Gardens After Dark

Let there be light

By 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

What: Lightscape

Where: City Botanic Gardens 

When: Thursday 31 August – Sunday 8 October

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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