March 9 - June 8th, 2018

In spring 2018, Norfolk Botanical Garden will transform the Garden’s landscape with colossal works of art that offer a different experience by day and night.

An ancient tradition that dates back to the Han Dynasty in China more than 2,000 years ago, LanternAsia has traveled to Beijing, Sydney and Rotterdam, and to just a few locations in the U.S., including Norfolk. Now the return of this magnificent lantern exhibit will leave guests awestruck in Virginia for the second time – a great opportunity for those who missed it in 2016!

Take a magical, mile-long walk and witness radiating works of art, crafted from silk, steel and other eco-friendly materials, highlighting traditional Asian themes that include nature, wildlife, architecture and ancient folklore. These structures – some as tall as four stories – replicate those found in China, Japan, India, Thailand, Korea, Burma and Singapore.

During the day, guests will have the opportunity to see the detail and craftsmanship of these mystical works of art. By night, experience the art illuminated in enormous proportions. The highly detailed workmanship of these Chinese artisans is truly awe-inspiring.

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