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Presented by Music SA, Capital Waste Pictures and the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium as part of the Botanica Lumina Program, with generous support from SA Power Networks.
Experience the sights and sounds of Adelaide Botanic Garden like never before in this special after-dark event, the next highly anticipated installment on the enchanting Botanica Lumina calendar.
Gates open from 7pm – 10pm. Stay for an hour, or soak up the experience for three! The event has been styled for you to arrive and leave when it suits you.
Cost - $15 General Admission plus booking fee
FREE for under 12 year olds
Local sonic artist, Michael Ellingford, has teamed up with Liam Somerville, video cinematographer from Capital Waste Pictures, to bring you a unique night time audio-visual experience.
Lounge back on the springtime lawns and enjoy colourful projections as they light up the botanical backdrop in awe-inspiring beauty.
Listen as real-life sound recordings of Adelaide Botanic Garden are transformed into their own soundtrack, remixed with music and synchronised to the mesmerising light projections.
Treat your ears to the natural sounds of leaves rustling in the breeze, nocturnal animals stirring and water flowing as they are combined with music in audio artistry.
During the evening, you’ll also have a rare chance to explore the recently re-opened Amazon Waterlily Pavilion and Santos Museum of Economic Botany at night to see their plants, collections and architecture in illuminated beauty.
The light and sound installations will run as a continuous loop across the three hour time frame, giving you the flexibility to arrive and head off when it suits you.
This event is made for young and old, so bring the kids, pack a rug and picnic (or pre-purchase a gourmet box of delectable goodies from the Gardens Café and Kiosk), and relax and unwind on the lawns.
Or gather your friends and catch up for this magical experience, stay for a drink or two under the stars and take your time enjoying the illuminations.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see your favourite garden in a whole new light as we officially re-ignite the Botanica Lumina program!
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Sound artist: Michael Ellingford
Projection artist: Liam Somerville
Please note this event is outdoors, on grass, during springtime. Please consider the weather forecast and dress warmly if needed, wear appropriate footwear, and consider any allergies. The event will go ahead even if wet, so please bring an umbrella if rain is forecast. However, in the case of very bad or severe weather, the event may be cancelled.
Food and Beverage
Make a night of it by pre-ordering a Gardens Café and Kiosk picnic box – see the range available here. Please order your picnic box with your ticket purchase or you can order at a later date via https://www.thegardensadelaide.com.au/food-drink/
Please pre-order by Monday 28 September. In addition, there will be coffee, savoury and sweet snacks available to purchase on the night, as well as a garden bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Alternatively, consider complementing your evening with dinner at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, or choose from many other dining options in Adelaide’s East End.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic but please note there is NO BYO alcohol.
Please use the bins provided or take all rubbish home with you.
This event is enjoyed both sitting and standing. Guests are permitted to bring low chairs and blankets.
Entry and exit to the event is via the Main Gate on North Terrace only.
Enjoy easy access to the event via the Tram (with a stop near the gates) or parking on Rundle Road just a short walk away from the entrance.
The light and sound installations will run as a continuous loop across the three hour time frame (7pm-10pm), which gives you the flexibility to arrive when you like and head off as you please.
The event has wheelchair access, however patrons are advised that the event is on a combination of sealed paths, grass and undulated surfaces.
Download Adelaide Botanic Garden map - Conifer Lawn map reference G9/10
Adelaide Botanic Garden is home to a huge variety of bird and animal life that are attracted to the Gardens’ flora. Keep your eyes out for the grey headed flying fox colony as it takes flight over the Garden at dusk – it’s a captivating sight.
However, please do not feed the wildlife. Find out more about animal welfare here.
This event is held on Conifer Lawn in Adelaide Botanic Garden which is a large outdoor space with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the experience both sitting and standing.
COVID-19 safe measures will be in place, including the ability for groups to comfortably social distance (1.5m).
Please remember to practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilise the hand sanitiser available on the night.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please refrain from attending the event and contact staff to discuss options.
For more information on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see the latest news page on our website.