- The Montreal Botanical Garden "Gardens of Light" event will include a Chinese lantern festival in the Chinese garden.
- The First Nations and Japanese Gardens will also feature light installations and projections.
If you love fall, enjoy lights and have a thing for plants, gardens, and architecture, get your calendars out because you are not going to want to miss out on this event.
This fall, "Gardens of Light" festival is returning to the Montreal Botanical Garden! For the event, 3 cultural gardens will be transformed with glowing lantern installations and projections.
The "traditional" lanterns in the Chinese Garden will illustrate "a fabulous fishing tale" as visitors move through the space, perhaps the most popular in the entire park.
Dozens of lanterns big and small will fill the garden's central pond. Their reflections will double their splendor.
In the Japanese garden, visitors will move "along a meditative illuminated path inspired by the seasons."
Lastly, an exhilarating, "intense multimedia experience" awaits in the First Nations Garden. Particpants will "feel the beating heart of the circle of life," according to the Botanical Garden website.
Photos from the event in years past offer a glimpse of its scale and magic.
The event is beginning on September 6 and continues all the way until October 31, giving you ample time to go and experience this event for yourself.
The haunting installations also make it a great Halloween outing.
The phenomenal beauty of the Botanical Garden becomes amplified by the lights of the annual festival. The familiar landscapes are transformed into a world of whimsy and fantasy.
Make sure to wear comfortable footwear as the event requires some walking and keep in mind it is outdoors, so dress appropriately.
This is also an awesome event to capture via photo — everything is so impressive and oh so Instagram worthy.
Garden of Light at the Montreal Botanical Garden
What: Lantern installations and projections in 3 cultural gardens
Where: Botanical Garden, 4101 rue Sherbrooke E.
When: September 6 to October 31, 2019; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.