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 email@example.com or by phone at 316-264-0448, ext. 109