Botanic Lights 2015 - Seasons in Colour

 29 October - 22 November 2015

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Experience Four Seasons in Just One Night

The award-winning Botanic Lights is back with a month of magical nights at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 

As night falls, follow a magical trail of light through the Garden.  New for 2015, the trail will lead you through the colours of the seasons and will use state-of-the-art technology, projections and lasers to highlight the Garden’s magnificent trees and landscape. 

Botanic Lights 2015 - Seasons in Colour has been designed by leading Scottish lighting artist Grant Anderson working with composer Claire McKenzie to create a unique night-time experience, themed around the elements and the changing of the seasons; celebrating a year in Edinburgh through the eyes and ears of The Royal Botanic Garden’s plant life.

Download a trail map of Botanic Lights 2015, or click on the map below.

Please note that the entrance to Botanic Lights is the East Gate on Inverleith Row.

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

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.

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.

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 extreme weather and for safety reasons, a decision may be made to cancel.  We plan to make this decision by 3pm each day, and the Box Office will then try to contact you via email.  There will also be messages on RBGE’s website and on social media. 

Within 48 hours, 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 do not hear from the Box Office within 48 hours of your scheduled event or you have queries during this procedure, please call the Box Office (0844 573 8455).  Please note that in changing weather, an event could be abandoned, postponed or delayed at any time.  Read more about cancellations in the Ts & Cs and FAQs.

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).

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Our Partners


Award winning Botanic Lights is presented by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in association with Scotland’s leading independent event producers Unique Events working in partnership with lighting, AV and sound specialists Black Light.


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