Lightscape returns to illuminate Melbourne’s winter nights at Royal Botanic Gardens

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Lightscape returns to illuminate Melbourne’s winter nights at Royal Botanic Gardens

Words by staff writer

Melbourne, get ready to be dazzled once again with the return of Lightscape.

The beloved Lightscape is set to make a triumphant return to the Royal Botanic Gardens, transforming the iconic greenery into a mesmerizing wonderland after dark. Winter nights in 2024 are about to get a whole lot brighter, as Lightscape takes Melburnians on a reimagined 2.2 km trail of illuminated delight from 14 June.

Lightscape 2024 is bringing a whole new level of enchantment to the Gardens. Prepare to be immersed in the magic of the all-new installation, Submergence, where thousands of suspended lights will respond to your every movement, creating a symphony of colour and wonder. And that’s just the beginning!

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French artistic studio TILT is making its Australian debut with Lili, a collection of three-meter-tall, illuminated flowers set to captivate audiences both young and old. The Winter Cathedral and the ever-popular Laser Garden at Fern Gully are set to make a return, ensuring that Lightscape 2024 is a feast for the senses.

Melbourne’s winter cultural calendar wouldn’t be complete without Lightscape. Developed 12 years ago at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK, this luminous event has become a global sensation, captivating over two million people across various venues worldwide last season.


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Lightscape is not just an event; it’s a tradition in the making. Gather your family and friends for a night of awe and celebration. The welcome zone will be serving up delicious food and treats to keep you fueled as you explore the magical trail.

Tickets for Lightscape, running from 14 June to 4 August 2024, go on sale Friday 8 December. Choose from various ticket options, including peak and off-peak rates, early access passes, and anytime passes. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this illuminating experience – a perfect way to celebrate winter in Melbourne!

Lightscape 2024 is proudly presented by Red Energy. For more information and to book your tickets, visit