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    "Behind the Scenes" Illuminations Tour

    • Date: November 24, 2017 - December 29, 2017
    • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Admission: $25/per person
    • Location: Botanica Wichita
      701 N. Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203

    Description:  Bring your family, employees, colleagues to enjoy a “behind the scenes” look at what goes into transforming a botanical garden into a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights!   Every year from late November through New Year’s Eve, Botanica-the Wichita Gardens is transformed into a twinkling animated garden of lights.  Find out what goes into creating perennial favorites such as Candy Cane Lane, the larger-than-life flowers and bugs, and an oversized fish and ocean surroundings in the Shakespeare Garden. Enjoy a light refreshment and sip on a hot beverage.  Round out your experience by touring the themed gardens, listen to live music and visit with Santa!

    Dates:  Illuminations is held from Friday, November 24 to December 31.  “Behind the Scenes” tours will be conducted with at least one week advance reservation.  Tour is from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Stay on to enjoy a leisurely walk through all of the Illuminations lights after the conclusion of the tour. 

    Cost:  $25 per person, includes “Behind the Scenes” tour and admission to Illuminations, beverage and a light refreshment.  Priority parking.  Tour price is $15 for groups that also reserve a room at Botanica.

    Group Minimum/Maximum:  This special tour requires groups of 5 and will be limited to 15 maximum to enhance your tour enjoyment.  Larger groups will be accommodated with advance notice. 

    Reservations/Deposit:   Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.  A $50 deposit due at time of reservation.  Final payment due day BEFORE tour as single payment.  No refunds.  

    To Book a tour, contact:  Janet Lyda, Lead Gardener Ambassador at or by phone at 316-264-0448, ext. 109