Fire Gardens burn into Brisbane Festival this September

Brisbane Fire Gardens

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The Fire Gardens are lighting up Brisbane this September!

Together with renowned French artists Compagnie Carabosse, Brisbane Festival is transforming Brisbane City’s 191-year-old Botanic Gardens into a fiery wonderland of sculptures, terracotta urns and handcrafted fire pots – all holding thousands of individual flames!

From Wednesday 11th September through to Saturday 14th September, the Fire Gardens installation offers four magical nights of leaping flames, sculptures that flicker and dance, fiery urns and a soundtrack every bit as brilliant as the garden itself.

While the full Brisbane Festival 2019 program won’t be released until July, the Fire Garden is sure to be a highlight. Festival organisers are expecting around 40,000 people to walk through the gardens and marvel at the custom designed display. There will be 30 giant fire palettes, holding 6720 fire pots and 600 different ‘fire bulbs’ will be hung from trees throughout the gardens. A 120 metre ‘charcoal river’ will also wind through the gardens, with an estimated 14,000kg of charcoal burnt over the 4-night show.


The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens 147 Alice St Brisbane Queensland

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11th September through to Saturday 14th September Session entry is at 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm or 8.00pm There is no specific performance as the event is designed to be experienced at your own pace.


The Fire Gardens experience is suitable for all ages. Tickets are available online with prices starting at $25 and moving to $33 as more tickets are booked and the event fills up. Each ticket pass allows guests to enter the event up to 5 times on a given night. Children 2 years of age and under are FREE. All other children require a ticket.

Transport to the show

Brisbane Holiday Village is conveniently located close to the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens – a short 15-minute drive away. Right outside Brisbane Holiday Village is a bus stop offering transport to the nearby train station where you can catch a train right into Brisbane City. There is also a bus line that stops at the Garden City Bus Depot (5 mins up the road) where guests can board a bus to and from Brisbane City. The front reception desk at Brisbane Holiday Village also offers a Taxi-Butler push-to-call service for guests wishing to take a taxi to the Botanic Gardens.


Our Village offers accommodation options ranging from modern, quality, self-contained, two and three bedroom holiday cabins, to spacious powered, unpowered and ensuite sites for tents and caravans. Holiday cabins vary in size and style, can comfortably sleep between 4-8 people and are independently star-rated for quality, cleanliness and guest facilities offered. Our Village offers a huge variety of tropical resort-style facilities including:
  • Large Lagoon pool
  • Kiddie splash pool (with water fountains)
  • On-site restaurant
  • Mini-golf
  • Tennis court
  • Multi-purpose sports field
  • Free parking for guests


For all enquiries regarding event accommodation options please call the friendly staff at Brisbane Holiday Village! Phone: 07 3341 6133 Email: [email protected].

Light up the night!

–   The BHV Team

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