Following enormous successes in the UK and US,
Lightscape is making its Australian debut at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in June 2022
and will be a highlight of Melbourne’s highly anticipated winter events calendar.
Featuring luminous walkways and vistas, vibrant bursts of colour that run up trees like fireworks
and large-scale installations such as the Winter Cathedral, comprising more than 100,000 tiny
lights, Lightscape takes audiences on a 1.8km journey of light and sound through Melbourne’s
iconic Botanic Gardens.
Initially scheduled to debut in 2020 but delayed due to COVID-19, Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne will be the first garden in Australia to host Lightscape, which has been created in
partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.
The event was developed at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK 10 years ago and has been
an overwhelming success since, with more than two million people experiencing the illuminated
trails at various venues last season. Since its inception, it has been showcased at botanic
gardens, National Trust and UNESCO World Heritage sites across the UK and US to great

“I am delighted to announce this world-class event at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.. At
Lightscape, visitors will experience nature in a whole new light. Indeed, many different lights!”
said Professor Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens
“In addition to internationally acclaimed pieces, Lightscape will commission local artists to create
works to celebrate Melbourne’s culture and nature, all at the green heart of our beautiful city,”
he added.