Lanterns in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden


March 09, 2019 to May 12, 2019
12:00 AM


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March 9–May 12

See thousands of lights inside colorful and ornate lanterns light up the night sky when this ancient Chinese tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the spring season. Lanterns in the Garden features 20 all-new sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire, porcelain and steel, offering visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture that dates back thousands of years. Today, lantern festivals traditionally mark the Chinese New Year, when complex and ornate lanterns fill cities. Each lantern in this special exhibit stat the Botanic Garden is accompanied by interpretation detailing the design's tradition, symbolism, and meaning.

Lanterns will be placed throughout the garden, mainly the Fuller Garden and the North and South Vistas.

Lanterns in the Garden is open nightly throughout March beginning March 9 and on Thursday–Sunday evenings April 4–May 12 (Blackout dates: April 27, May 2–5) at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $8 for children ages 3–15; free for 2 and younger; $14 for garden members.
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