There are a few more days left of the Enchanted Garden. If you havent been, make it a point of setting aside an evening to stroll down to the Parklands and enjoy the spectacle. The kids or grandkids will love it and if truth be told, so will the adults.
Brisbane City has spared no effort to make this into the magical and ever-changing spectacle it is. There are thousands of small fairy lights and more uplighters than you can possibly even imagine, carefully positioned along the pathways of the garden so that as the sun sets over the city, the lights start to illuminate the branches of the beautiful trees and plants in the garden.
We went along just as the sun was setting, around 6.30 pm and loved to see the lights coming up against the twilight of the sky. In the middle of the gardens, there is an open expanse of grass where if you are peckish or thirsty you can find something to eat or drink and of course, there are BBQ plates free for you to use if you are bringing along your own picnic.
More importantly, this is an initiative of the City and it is FREE for all. The park was alive with children with wide eyes and open mouths, taking in the magic and the beauty of it all and parents and grandparents happy to be sharing such delightful moments with there children or grandchildren. The work involved in pulling off this project is nothing short of enormous and the city has perfected it after a few years of putting on this display. If you walk down the paths, not only will you be greeted with changing lights but mist and smoke will periodically appear from the sides and in the streams giving it a fairy like, eerie and beautiful effect. One little boy turned to his mum and said " Mum its beautiful but I cant see the fairies, where are they?"
The paths are completely pram and wheelchair friendly as well, being wide and able to cope with the considerable numbers that are flocking to the gardens. Dont miss it. Kids will never forget it but chances are you won't either.