Royal Botanic Gardens, Visitor Experience

  The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh would like to explore an opportunity to try to attract more visitors to the gardens during the dark winter months. They came up with an idea of setting up possible light show in the gardens that would creatively light some of the key buildings and installations in the gardens in an artistic and innovative way that would provide something special for their visitors. For winter 2013, they would like the show “Botanic Lights” (working title) to enable the visitors to be guided around a number of areas of the gardens using light art. However, this is quite an ambitious plan and they would like to start off this year with a smaller light installation as a demonstration and conduct a feasibility study into the practicalities, costs and potential benefits of scaling the project up for the main event next year and develop a business model based on the results. They would like to work with Edinburgh Napier’s Department of Design Practice and Research on this initial detailed feasibility study and demonstration project to explore affordable and sustainable options utilising the latest digital technologies to create a unique night time visitor experience. The project will integrate interactive and interpretive media to engage and interact with new and existing audiences, creating a new and sustainable revenue stream for RBGE.

  • Start Date:

    9 November 2012

  • End Date:

    31 January 2014

  • Activity Type:

    Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Funding Council

  • Value:

    £5000

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