Botanic Lights

Night in the Garden

October 30 - November 23

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 new and unique event for all the family.

Book Tickets

Night in the Garden is now SOLD OUT .

Book Online

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

The Box Office, North Gate at the Botanics, Inverleith Place. Open from 4.30pm every day of the event for pre-paid ticket collection and ticket sales, subject to availability.

Learn about the inspiration behind our Botanic Lights show.  The Story of Night in the Garden is here for you to read.

Plus, map of the route is available here.

Warming mulled wine, beers, hot drinks and snacks are available at 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.

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). 

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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).



Supported by: Homecoming Scotland 2014, Players of the People's Postcode Lottery and Sodexo Prestige.

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Night in the Garden

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