Christmas at the Botanics - 2018
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Scotland United Kingdom
The magical, botanical, illuminated trail!
As night falls, join us at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for a magical, botanical outdoor trail of light celebrating Christmas. Follow the trail along the Garden’s paths through the trees and landscape which will be spectacularly lit and all aglow. There’s something for everyone at this festive event, a one mile illuminated trail that winds its way through the world famous Garden providing a magical experience after dark and fun for all the family.
As twilight falls, let the magic begin…
There are 11 entry times to start your trail, every 20 minutes from 4.40pm (last entry 8pm). The Garden will close at 10pm on event nights.
Prepare to be mesmerised by the hypnotic beauty of the flickering Fire Garden, a circular carpet of dancing flames.
Choir of Trees
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a woodland grove of ‘singing’ conifers.
Walk through the enchanting lawn lit by a thousand spheres of light.
Pause at the magnificent beech hedge illuminated by flashes of sparkling light.
Look out for Santa and be sure to give him and his elves a wave! Please note that Santa will be busy on the night so there won’t be the opportunity of a one-to-one with children.
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