Garden of Lights

There is something special about lights as they bring hope and joy in the darkness. Garden of Lights in Budapest is about that! Instead of staying inside in the darkness, Garden of Lights gives you a reason to leave you accommodation in Budapest to discover a magical world in the fantastic Füvészkert (a botanical garden).

Garden of Lights is an international concept that started in Poland, and it has since then spread its exhibitions to several countries, including Hungary. 2023 is the first year in which Garden of Lights is in Budapest, and they have found a beautiful location that is easily accessible by choosing Füvészkert.

As we visited the park ourselves, we constantly had this “wow” feeling. The figures on display and the entire theme were extremely well made, and we are tempted to refer to it as magical. We even had some kids along during the visit and after walking through the entire park they actually wanted to do it once again.

It is possible to take great photos at the Garden of Lights, but it is impossible to fully share the atmosphere and the magic you get as you walk within the park and see it with your own eyes.

Garden of Lights

What is Garden of Lights about?

As of 2023, Garden of Lights in Budapest has the theme: “Alice in Wonderland.” If you know the story, you will recognize the characters, the objects, and the story as you walk through the park. It is a fantastic experience as you walk through the story, but even if you don’t know Alice in Wonderland, you will still enjoy all the objects illuminated in the park.

Garden of Lights Budapest 2023

Dates: October 20, 2023 – March 3, 2024
Location: Füvészkert
Theme: Alice in Wonderland

When does Garden of Lights open and close?

The park opens around 17:00 and is open until 20:00 on most days of the week. Since it gets dark early during this period of the year, you can safely arrive anytime during the opening times and stand amazed at the beautiful lights in the park. You can find the exact opening times and buy tickets at

How much does it cost to visit the Garden of Lights?

If you buy a full-price ticket, it will cost you 4100 HUF. A discounted ticket costs 3800 HUF.

How can I travel to Füvézskert?

If you want to visit the Garden of Lights, the best way to get there is by taxi or using the Budapest metro system. The nearest metro stop is the stop Semmelweiss Klinikak on the blue metro.

How much time does it take to visit the park?

This greatly depends on how much time you want to spend in the park. If you want to walk through the park quickly, you can finish in less than 30 minutes. But, most people who take photos and enjoy the park will spend 60-90 minutes there. There are toilets available, so you don’t have to worry about such things.

Is it worth the money?

The entrance fee which equals about 10 Euro might feel a lot (to some) and we can imagine that a large family in Hungary will have trouble paying such an entrance fee and bringing the entire family along. But, if you look at what you get and that the experience lasts for about an hour (depending on your speed), it is surprisingly well worth the money. It will give you an experience to remember, and we can warmly recommend Garden of Lights to visitors coming to Budapest looking for an entertaining and joyful program one afternoon.

Pictures from Garden of Lights in Budapest.

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