Fantastic display of interesting plants, ferns, etc. Beautiful
lit up glasshouses and a super theme. Wish I had brought a camera!
Fantastic! Why don't you do it every year - and so something
similar in summer when it is a bit warmer!! Fiona (46)
I liked making the flowers & putting them in the pond.
Loved it - it was magical. Have more. Kids & adults thought
it was FABBY!! Anonymous
Splendid. Wow. Can we borrow the lanterns for our lovely wedding?
Very beautiful, absolutely amazing. GREAT!!! Anonymous
Really enjoyed it - really pretty & was well thought out
& displays excellent. Loved making the lotus flowers! Use
of fading lights could be an option on the highlighted flowers.
Good, but could have been better with a bit more information
e.g. on the plants, China, etc. Quite expensive for what it was.
Could also have made more of the audio facilities to give some
background info. Anonymous
Interesting, scary sounds. Liked the opportunity to make a
wish. Lovely idea for an evening. Jonathan (25)
Brilliant! I really liked the music in the glasshouses. Each
glasshouse had a different atmosphere. The lighting also really
added to the atmosphere. I really liked making a wish. Anonymous
Enjoyable way to spend a Sunday evening. Helpful staff. Unsure
about music - too experimental. Liked the origami. Difficult
to read info. Perhaps more "scene setting" required.
I thought it was fabulous - very exciting. Sarah (49)
GREAT. More Chinese culture please. Anonymous
Lantern festival was wonderful because of its beauty - the
lighting highlighting the flowers. Dreamlike.
Very nice experience. Anonymous
Very good. Anonymous
Very nice. Anonymous
Beautiful, wonderful, brilliant. Hope you do it again. Pauline
Really lovely. Would be good to repeat around the time of
Chinese New Year every year. Next time I'll get the flower right!
Absolutely spectacular. Like walking in a dream. Highlight
outside tree with red lanterns. Gillian (53)
Lovely lanterns. Would have been better with a guide - we
didn't really know what it was all about.
Nice idea with origami & hot tea. Cool. Xx Anonymous
Spectacular, enchanting, breath taking. A wonderful spiritual
adventure! The tea was tasty & the origami was cute. Thank
- you. Hilary (17) - Australia
Gorgeous lights. Loved the flower making. Very eerie in some
glasshouses but in a good way. Monica (15)
Tour was excellent. Tremendously innovative and creative idea.
A great event which all ages could enjoy. The Royal Botanics
is setting a world class standard for education and events. Susan
Brilliant! Beautiful! Good laugh Good tea Thank you Anonymous
A wonderful experience to tour glasshouses in the night -
quite eerie. Origami a special touch.
A lovely exhibition which made you appreciate the gardens
& plants in an entirely different way.
Magical! C. S.
Absolutely amazing. A beautiful experience & well worth
the trip through from Glasgow. Well done.
Gillian & Ceibes
It was magnificent. M.L.S.
Very atmospheric, amazingly cool & warm! Great way to
spend a Sunday night. 10/ 10. Craig (24) & Shona (24)
Absolutely stunning. An excellent experience. Well done for
such a wonderful idea. Admel (40+)
Fantastic, superb, just kind of light therapy you need this
time of year. Mileko (35)
Very very pretty. We couldn't do the origami properly. Can
you tell people how to do it properly?
She means the instructions could have been better. Music was
creepy. Love the idea of music but something more befitting.
Staff were great! Thank you staff! Anonymous
It was beautiful and made you look at the plants in a different
way noticing different things to when you visit in daylight.
The interplay of the light and music was magical. Sally (50)
FABULOUS. Great use of gardens & glasshouses - lots more
things like this please. Richard (30 ish)
Very well organised. Plants & flowers were beautifully
lit. Everything was perfect. Andrew (38)
It was quite short but it was fantastic to see the glasshouses
by night. The spiritual element took some getting in to. Thom
A Truly Wonderful Night Wonderful, settings, colours, sounds
The origami "boats" were a nice touch.
Here's to the next one! Douglas (30 ish)
Very special - beautiful music & lanterns. Loved making
a wish! Fiona (30)
A spectacular event, something of a happening which brought
the greenhouses to vibrant life. Well worth the money. Do it
again and to the music again too. Hugh (74)
Very worthwhile & pretty! Nice way to see round the botanics!
Excellent, interactive, educational, unique, relaxing. Anonymous
A magical, refreshing look at the Botanical Gardens with a
quirky twist of Chinese tradition thrown in!
Thoroughly enjoyable! Sarah (28)
Wonderfully sensitive work - thoroughly enjoyed it thank you.
Thoroughly enjoyed a brand new look at the glasshouses. I've
visited many times but seen everything in a brand new light.
Very enjoyable - would like to be repeated (or similar idea)
annually! A. McR. (30) & A. McR. (1)
Fantastic - very impressive! I hope they make this an annual
event. Truly magical. Alan (42)
A magical experience, well worth the long trip. The tree ferns
& palms look even more amazing lit up at night. Ann - from
Inspiring. Worth all of the effort by the organisers &
staff & helpers. A joy to behold. Night gardening is the
future. Wee Alex (ageless)
Beautiful, lovely to see such a colourful exhibition at night
and in the heart of Edinburgh. Please do it again. Joyce
Unbelievably spectacular. Never knew this happened in Edinburgh.
Really pretty and relaxing atmosphere. Lizzie (22)
Loved the red lanterns outside - my favourite. Tea not so
good but lotus flower making fun. Great for all the family. Lynz
Magical to see the garden at night, another NVA triumph. Liked
the challenge of making the lotus - very zen, focused & special
way to culminate the journey. Tricia
Very nice, liked idea of light, origami & tea - good time!
Beautiful & a lovely experience - especially the flowers
& floating your wishes on the pond! Lucy (34)
Lovely! Imaginative & illuminating. L.R. (55)
I thought the Spirit Festival of Lanterns was very impressive,
especially the wishing flower! Kirsty (34)
Most imaginative - entrancing. The lily pond very beautiful.
Wonderful - exciting - eerily beautiful - such a creative intermeshing
of light, dark, shapes, water, lanterns - an absolutely amazing
evening. Thank you, yet again! Angela (56) & Veronica (73)
A beautiful & calming experience. Thanks for all your
hard work. The lighting mixed with Chinese music, beautiful lanterns
& plants was very intoxicating. We really enjoyed the tea
drinking & making our lilies. So some more night time events!
Very well organised. Atmospheric. Lovely floating candles
on lily pond. I enjoyed it more than Loy Kvathong in Thailand!
Beautiful lighting experience. Well balanced use of natural
plants, lanterns and music/light installation. Nice to have opportunity
to make a wish and take time to reflect on the Chinese cultural
heritage. Thank you. Kerry (29)
Brilliant - absolute delight - simple & v v enjoyable.
Excellent - inspiring idea and well-executed. Are you selling
merchandise i.e. lanterns, music, etc? Would go down well with
visitors. Elizabeth (65)
Enchanting - really enjoyable. Are you planning a CD/DVD?
Most enjoyable. Particularly impressed by the way the lights
highlighted specimens, shapes, etc and the music. Will the shop
sell some of the lanterns? Anonymous
I really liked it - really calming! Music was spooky! Nice
idea for the flowers - to float them. Thank you! Mollie (13)
Lovely - v. well done + peaceful Beautiful to see gardens
in different light/ environment. S.R. (45)
Very pretty, origami good. Worth it. Lucy (52)
Beautiful festival H.McC. (46)
Wonderfully done and most enjoyable. Thank you. A.R. (71)
Absolutely wonderful I.W.
Wonderful Sandra (61)
We loved the origami - the scary music totally creeped us
out - but in a good way : The lanterns were very pretty. Anonymous
A great idea brilliantly executed - really magical. Jo (40)
Excellent It would be great to have a "light show"
in the gardens themselves! Anonymous