Botanic Lights

October 29 - November 22

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Take a path illuminated by fantastic effects and experience the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the Garden after dark. A unique event for all the family.

RBGE Botanic Lights

Book Tickets

Book Online

To book by phone call 0844 573 8455 (open 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, closed Sunday). 

Tickets are priced £14.00 for adults, £7.00 for children under 16.  This year, family tickets are available from a starting price of £38.00 (available for 5pm -7.30pm sessions). Groups (10+ adults) pay £12.00 per person and infants (0-2 years) and carers go free, but still require an event ticket.  Prices quoted include all booking fees.

Warming mulled wine, beers, hot drinks and snacks are available at the East Gate Lodge and the Terrace Café in the Botanics. 

You may be lucky enough to catch glimpses of the Garden’s wildlife, such as bats, badgers and foxes. Please respect them and their home during your visit and do not attempt to get close.

Prepare for your visit

If you have bought tickets for the event you are advised to read the full Terms and Conditions.

Amateur photographers are welcome. Click here for guidelines.

If you have a question and you are not able to find the information you are looking for on these pages see our FAQs.

In the event of a cancellation

The Box Office will endeavour to offer you an alternative slot.  If you are not able to attend on the alternative date, or an alternative night is not available then a refund will be given.  If you have any queries during this procedure, please call the Box Office on 0844 573 8455 (open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, closed Sunday). 

For urgent ticket enquiries please contact the Box Office on 0844 573 8455 (open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm, closed Sunday).

To contact the Botanic Lights Team on general matters please email (Monday to Friday).


For inspiration have a look at last year’s event


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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)