Fire Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens will be on fire with 6500 burning pots for four nights.
Tom Clift
Published on August 27, 2018


In 2018, Melbourne will be set aflame. Sort of. For years, acclaimed French art collective Compagnie Carabosse have lit up iconic public spaces from Stonehenge to The Kremlin, bringing light and warmth to the cold dark night with flaming urns and fiery sculptures. Now the artists are heading our way as part of Melbourne Festival to take over the Royal Botanic Gardens for four spectacular nights. Accompanied by an otherworldly soundtrack, visitors will traverse the vivid landscape made up of more than 6500 fire pots, along with a 120-metre-long burning river.

Tickets are $25 for entry at either 7.30pm, 8.30pm or 9.30pm each night. The festival recommends that you leave an hour to explore the garden, and there will be food and drink stalls set up for you at the end. Just don't knock anything over.


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