It’s almost impossible to describe how beautiful and amazing the lanterns at the Missouri Botanical Garden Lantern Festival are. They’re so detailed and colorful, massive yet delicate, and some of them include changing colors, movement, water, steam, or fire features, plus music playing in the background. It’s an amazing experience to walk through and see them, and you really should go do so. Just in case you can’t make it, though, I’m just going to let the pictures speak for themselves, so you can get a glimpse of each beautiful creation.
Sun Yatsen Gate
Full Bloom Peonies
Porcelain Elephants: Toward a Better Time
Lotus Girl and the Dragon King
Soaring Dragon Horse
Dandelions and Pandas
Cherry Tree Arches
Double Ninth Festival
Construction of the Great Wall
Porcelain Stupas Pagoda
Year of the Sheep
Now you have an idea of what kind of amazing things you can expect to see at the Lantern Festival. But pictures are no substitute for seeing and experiencing the whole thing for yourself, so please visit the Missouri Botanical Garden one evening this summer!
Today, the children and I visited the Missouri Botanical Garden for the last time before we go back for the Lantern Festival. To my untrained eye, it looks like almost of the displays are done. We also discovered that a few of the lanterns are also fountains, and one even breathes smoke!
I can’t wait to see them lit up night…just one more week!