Fire Gardens | Adelaide Festival | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 12-15 Mar 2020

Fire Gardens in the Adelaide Botanic Garden – March 2020

Over four magical nights in March, the Adelaide Botanic Garden will become a dreamspace of mystery and revelation fashioned from thousands of individual flames as part of the Adelaide Festival.

French artistic collective Compagnie Carabosse are renowned for their spellbinding illuminations of public sites all over the world, from Stonehenge in England to Moscow’s Kremlin Square, from Hue Bridge in Vietnam to Pont du Gard in the south of France. For the last 20 years, Compagnie Carabosse has transformed these extraordinary landscapes into mesmerising wonderlands of firelight, kinetic sculptures and live music. Their show at the 2018 Melbourne Festival sold out weeks prior and attracted over 30,000 visitors with a waiting list almost as long.

Carabosse paint with the palette of fire – it’s colour, warmth, sound and scent; the stuff of our dreams and rituals for millennia.

Their luminary alchemists create site-specific sculptured landscapes from nearly 7000 handcrafted giant candles. Strolling through them is a feast for the senses: mammoth spheres of leaping flames, sculptures that flicker and dance, fiery urns that cause shadows to play and a soundtrack every bit as brilliant as the garden itself. Making your way through this dense and wondrous garden is both a personal journey full of surprises and a shared experience of elemental forces in full effect.


  • Thursday 12 March 2019 | 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm
  • Friday 13 March 2019 | 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm
  • Saturday 14 March 2019 |  8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm
  • Sunday 15 March 2019 | 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm


General Admission $29 | Children two years and under are admitted free of charge with a paying adult. Transaction fees apply. 

All profits are being donated to Bushfire relief. 

Duration: Allow 1 hour.  Tickets are on sale now.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival website.

What:   Fire Gardens

When:    Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 March 2019 | see times and dates above

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden | Entry from North Terrace gate only

Who:   All ages

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Adelaide Botanic Garden Facebook page


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