Light Up Your Weekend With Lightscape At San Diego Botanic Garden

The holidays are already looking bright this year! Tickets are officially on sale for Lightscape at San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), running select nights from November 17, 2023 through January 1, 2024.

Lightscape San Diego

This year’s custom-designed one-mile walking trail will feature brand-new international artistic installations along with returning favorites that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound.

Highlights to look forward to include a California poppy-inspired display, an illuminated laser sky, playful fiber optic flowers, and a bespoke floral display inspired by the topography of SDBG premiering in the US for the first time.

Lightscape San Diego Highlights


Floraison: Experience the beauty of the California Poppy. ‘Floraison’ is created from hundreds of bright orange poppy flowers that look as though they want to fly away but instead, they have been trapped in the branches of trees. Guests will walk under the array of poppies, illuminating their beauty. From French creative studio Pitaya, founded by David Lesort and Arnaud Giroud.

Liquid Sky: The night sky is used as a canvas for this grand illumination. Liquid Sky is created using colored laser beams and fog to produce a canopy of light overhead.

Lightscape San Diego

Fiber Optic Flowers: An expansive collection of playful fiber-optic tufts that move gently in a breeze and are individually controllable; with thousands of fibers making up a sprawling low-resolution video surface. The field is configurable in any layout and features fibers of different heights that stand perfectly in soft ground. From Australian artist Mandylights.

Flow: A series of visual responses to the landscape, Flow uses dynamically controlled points of light within physical space to visualize the flow of energy as suggested by the landscape itself. It is an attempt to represent the elemental feel and energy of a space, inspired by its topography and features, dynamically altering and accentuating facets of the landscape in the process. A world-premiere for Lightscape this year, Flow will be an organic floral shape bespoke to the San Diego Botanic Garden. From UK-based group of artists Squidsoup.

Additional new installations include Victorian-inspired lanterns, an illuminated flower lawn, and more, along with the reimagining of the Bamboo Garden and Winter Cathedral.

Lightscape San Diego

Lightscape is produced in partnership with Sony Music and creatively produced by Culture Creative.

New this year

New this year, reduced priced tickets for off-peak dates, starting at $26 for adults, $16 for children ages 3-12, and are free for ages 2 and under. Discounted tickets are also available for San Diego Botanic Garden Members and active and combat-disabled Military with I.D.

Parking is available in advance for $10 per vehicle or $20 on the day of the visit. Entry times are every 15 minutes, and tickets and parking are available for purchase online by visiting here.

See you there, San Diego!

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