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Giant silk lanterns to adorn Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Posted Feb. 26, 2019

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People standing in front of bird-shaped lanterns
Birds of Paradise is one of the themes for silk lanterns to be displayed this spring at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

More than 20 handcrafted, larger-than-life silk lanterns will light up the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with gorgeous colors beginning March 9.

The show will run 6-10 p.m. daily March 9-31. After March 31, the shows will be Thursdays through Sundays until May 12. (There may be blackout dates to avoid conflicts with other previously scheduled events, so check the Botanic Garden’s webpage first.)

Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture that dates back thousands of years. The ancient tradition comes to Fort Worth featuring lanterns crafted from silk, wire, and steel. The event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

Choose an arrival time to begin your experience at Lanterns in the Garden. Upon arrival, visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like. Arrival windows help staff maintain a comfortable number of people so that everyone can have the best experience possible.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $14 for members of BRIT, Fort Worth Botanical Society or Fort Worth Garden Club; $8 for children ages 3-15; and free for children 2 and under. Group tickets prices are available online.

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