While the big event is roughly six weeks away, preparations are beginning for a very special exhibit at The Missouri Botanical Garden, one of our premiere AgriMissouri members. This summer, the Missouri Botanical Garden will host the 2012 Lantern Festival in St. Louis. The Festival is themed “Light by Day, Magic by Night,” and runs from May 26 to August 19.
A first in the United States, the exhibit is a longstanding tradition in China. The exhibit celebrates Chinese culture and tradition through bold color and design.
This extraordinary exhibit will feature more than two dozen lanterns, many larger in size than the average house or barn. The bright colors, magnificent artistry and skilled silk and steel craftsmanship make them impressive by day. But the exhibit takes on an almost indescribable beauty as the sun sets and the lanterns are set aglow. Watch this video for a sneak peek of this amazing display of color and light.
Tickets are limited and available for purchase in advance online or in person at Missouri Botanical Garden. The event has been featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, on the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s blog ThinkOutsidetheBarn.com and even in AgriMissouri’s own Shopping Guide!