Floating Lantern Evening
We have reviewed tonight’s weather forecast and we intend to hold the Toro Nagashi event tonight, if at all possible. If the weather presents any danger to guests, staff, or volunteers we will move everyone inside and wait for the storms to pass. Once storms have gone we will continue with the event. Safety is our first priority.
The Garden has two Lantern Evenings scheduled. Both are SOLD OUT and both require that members and nonmembers have an Eventbrite ticket.
If you have tickets, but are unsure of the night you are supposed to attend, look at your tickets.
Below is the information for Monday, Aug. 13.
This event was originally planned for Aug. 1, but changed to August 13 due to the forecast.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a special, ticketed event and due to overwhelming interest, the event is sold out. Both members and non-members must have a pre-purchased Eventbrite ticket to attend. Children under age 3 do not need a ticket to attend.
A new event at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden captures the spirit of the Japanese floating lantern ceremony Tōrō Nagashi, and complements the current Origami in the Garden exhibit. On this evening from 6 – 9:30 p.m. guests are invited to enjoy activities and view as Garden staff float candlelit lanterns in Lake Sydnor and Central Garden pools.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6 – 9 p.m. Guests can meander paths of the Central Garden and Cherry Tree Walk to experience the Origami in the Garden sculptures. Acoustic music in select locations will delight and surprise. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
6 – 8 p.m. Opportunity for guests to fold an origami boat, inscribe it with a special wish or commemoration of a loved one, and float it in the serene pools of the Conservatory. Origami boat folding (and floating!) at the Conservatory.
As dusk falls (between 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.) Garden staff will float approximately 500 glowing lanterns in Lake Sydnor and the pools of the Central Garden. Sunset is 8:04 p.m.
Aug 13 Music (SOLD OUT)
• Gamelan Ragu Kusuma Ensembles (Indonesian, traditional Balinese, and Javanese )
• Greenspring International Academy of Music (classical harp)
• Georgine Muc (Ukranian Bandura)
• Becca Longhenry (Violin)
Floating lanterns. With Permission. ©2018 The Morton Arboretum. All rights reserved.