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Spirit – Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith, Edinburgh

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Spirit – A Chinese Spring Lantern Festival within the iconic Glasshouses of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Spirit Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Chinese Spring Lantern Festival

Created by NVA, Scotland’s leading environmental arts charity, and supported by the Scottish Government Spirit transforms the Glasshouse range into an exquisite light festival celebrating the Chinese plants and the architecture. It is the first of its kind in Scotland.

To be officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond MSP on Thursday, February 21, Spirit is being used as the launching pad of China Now in Scotland, a year-long showcase of Chinese culture and dynamic exploration of the ancient and modern links between the two countries. This event is one of over one hundred taking place nationwide under the China Now in Scotland umbrella, coordinated by the Confucius Institute.

“Take an exquisite, illuminated journey through the lush Glasshouses of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and be part of Scotland’s first ever Chinese Spring Lantern Festival. Produced in association with NVA, Scotland’s leading environmental arts organisation, Spirit is a subtle and entrancing celebration of the magical form of lanterns and the beauty of Chinese plants.”

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Spirit launches China Now in Scotland, a captivating year-long showcase of Chinese culture and dynamic exploration of the ancient and modern links between the two countries.

Spirit has been created by the RBGE with the support of the Scottish Government and in collaboration with NVA. This event is one of over one hundred taking place nationwide under the China Now in Scotland umbrella.

Chinese Spring Lantern Festival – Booking

The Lantern Festival is open Thursday – Sunday.
Tickets are for timed slots, setting off every 10 minutes
between 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
The walk-through averages 30 minutes.
Tickets available from Hub Tickets. Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm.
0131 473 2000
The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
www.chinanow-inscotland.org.uk
Tickets on the door subject to availability.
£6 adults (16+), £4 children (3 – 15yrs).
£16 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children).

Chinese Spring Lantern Festival – Location

Entrance to the Lantern Festival is through the North Gate of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Inverleith Place, EH3 5LR.

Chinese Spring Lantern Festival – Helpful Information

Suitable for all ages. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. This is a self-guided promenade event; you will be walking throughout. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for a partially outdoor event. The route will take you through Glasshouses of varying temperatures and humidity. The route is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. No photography or mobile phones please. For further information please call 0131 248 1031.

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