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Christchurch Botanic Gardens was transformed into a multi-coloured wonderland on the first of the leafy nights light up.  The event, TV 2 Kids Fest coincides with the Botanic Gardens 150th anniversary.  Flame throwing entertainers greeted those arriving after dark.  A series of innovative tree light-ups and lights forming the shape of a tree hut followed by a lit-up World Peace Bell and gnomes in trees.  Familiar features such as the popular rose statue took on a new look with cleverly-placed lighting.  The effects were stunning and undoubtedly the result of painstaking preparation.  A light show in motion on pavements had people guessing where to place their fee.  The event is one to exceed expectations.

The light up continues this evening and on Saturday and Sunday.

It will happen again next week from Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.  Not to be missed.  Take a torch.

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