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Lanterns in the Garden


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 at least 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire, and steel and offers 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 at the Botanic Garden is accompanied by interpretation detailing the design's tradition, symbolism, and meaning.

Lanterns in the Garden is open nightly beginning March 9th thru March 31st 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, and Thursday-Sunday evenings April 4th – May 12th 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Botanic Garden.

Blackout dates: April 27, May 2-5

Tickets are $18 for adults ($14 for members) and $8 for children ages 3-15, children 2 and under are free.

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Earlier Event: March 2
Yard Smart
Later Event: March 12
Docent Tours of the Japanese Garden