Lightscape has arrived at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Following the enormous success of Lightscape in the UK and US, this magical after-dark experience that features world-class light installations has arrived at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

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There are several large-scale light installations along the 1.8 km walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Families are guided along the path to explore each installation. You can walk at your own pace, but allow about 90 minutes to enjoy them. There are plenty of toilet stops and a variety of food and drink carts if the kids get hungry.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lightscape has arrived at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens
Image: Sea of Light, ITHACA. Kiddiehood

Sea of Light, ITHACA (above). Sea of Light uses thousands of colourful tiny lights synchronised to music that compliment the natural beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Flower Lawn, Jigantics (below). Flower Lawn showcases magical giant illuminated flowers stretching into the night sky. This was one of our favourite installations.

Lightscape has arrived at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens
Image: Flower Lawn, Jigantics. Kiddiehood

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Lightscape has arrived at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens
Image: Floraison, Pitaya. Kiddiehood

Floraison, Pitaya (above). Floraison illuminates the night sky with beautiful floating red poppies.

Winter Cathedral, Mandy Lights (below). Winter Cathedral is a large-scale installation comprising more than 100,000 tiny LED light globes. Drawing from physical inspiration from traditional arched windows as found in historic churches, Mandy Lights has created an installation that evokes feelings of attraction, warmth, inclusion and a sense of journey.

Lightscape has arrived at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens
Image: Winter Cathedral, Mandy Lights. Kiddiehood

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Lightscape has arrived at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens
Image: Laser Garden, Mandy Lights. Kiddiehood

Laser Garden, Mandy Lights (above). Laser Garden is an enchanted light installation. Both of my kids thought the installation had mystical elements that made them feel like they were in a magical fairy garden.

Lightscape

Date: 24 June – 7 August 2022
Time: every 15 mins
Wed, Thu & Sun: 5.15pm – 8.30pm
Fri & Sat 5.15pm – 9.00pm
Location: enter at Observatory Gate, Birdwood Avenue, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance
Price: from $32, booking fees apply

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