10 Things to Know About Berlin's Romantic Botanical Night

Berlin Botanical Gardens
Berlin Botanical Gardens | © Paul VanDerWerf / Flickr
Alice Dundon

Each year in the summer, Berlin’s Botanic Gardens and Museum opens its doors for a special weekend event. The Botanical Night hosts a romantic evening in the gardens where visitors can wander the various of flowers and plants in a completely new light.

Visitors explore the Garden by a special, illuminated path

During the Botanical Night, visitors can explore the gardens by walking around a curated path. Stretching 16 kilometres (10 miles) long, the path takes people on a journey through flower beds, plants and several themed gardens.

The setting is mythical and magical

Hidden among the flowers are various mysterious folklore creatures and characters to delight visitors. These special additions to the garden create a magical and romantic atmosphere for lovers to stroll through.

Illuminated light features in Berlin Botanical Garden

You can follow a guide

Visitors are welcome to wander the gardens at their own pace. However, for flora-enthusiasts, there are guided tours that highlight and cover specific species and botanical topics.

There is also a variety of entertainment

Aside from exploring the garden’s botanic delights, visitors are also treated to a variety of cultural and musical entertainment. The rich program of 160 different artists includes bands, cabaret, theatre, dance performances, circus-like shows, as well as tasty food delicacies and ample drinks.

The night has been running for 10 years

Botanical Night has been delighting Berliners and visitors alike for a decade now. The annual event is often centered around a theme—this year’s event was celebrated under the title ‘The Light of Nature’, lasted two days and welcomed thousands of guests into its enchanting night.

It is concluded with a firework display

The fanciful and wild night starts at 5 pm, with the programme kick-off half an hour later and lasts until 2 am when it’s concluded with a large, romantic firework display above the Italian garden, which lights up the sky in an array of colours and patterns.

Exciting fireworks in Berlin

Tickets should be booked in advance

Visitors wanting to enjoy the two-night affair will have to book tickets, which cost around €35 each ($41 USD). As the annual event is growing in popularity and grandeur, it’s best to book this annual event in advance to secure a spot.

It’s held in Germany’s largest botanical gardens

Berlin’s Botanical Gardens and Museum were opened in 1910 and are the largest botanical gardens in Germany. The magical site invites you to stroll through woodlands and meadows, as well as a lush oasis of greenery or through a tropical rainforest. It’s a diverse and dynamic spot that promises to enchant.

Lillypads at the Berlin Botanical Garden

The sprawling space is international

The 43-hectare botanical garden is one of the largest in the world and is home to roughly 22,000 different plants from across the globe. The garden and museum boast an array of species and areas that will transport visitors to different corners of the world and delight their senses along the way.

Japanese gardens in Berlin Botanical Garden

It’s the perfect romantic summer night

Offering a romantic setting, plenty of entertainment and an exciting firework display to conclude the evening, the Botanic Night is the perfect summer night to enjoy with someone special.

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