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Burns winter garden event promises to be a scorcher!

 19 November 2014  |  

Ae Spark o' Nature's fire promises to be a scorcher!

Ae Spark o' Nature's fire promises to be a scorcher!

With winter here and the long darks nights becoming colder, there's a bright spark of inspiration on the horizon, and it promises to be a scorcher!

Ae Spark o' Nature's Fire, is a unique fire garden experience, created at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, to celebrate Scotland's poet, Robert Burns.

Come along on Monday 29 December 2014 and enter a world of stunning fiery installations – where flame-lined paths light your way, fire-breathing flowers will make you gasp and scorching sculptural trees add the 'wow factor' – all combing to create an unforgettable garden of light in the very heart of Burns country.

And, if flaming attractions are not enough to light your fire, there are plenty of other surprises lined up, as landmarks come alive with witches, pedlars and maybe even an appearance from Rabbie himself!

The garden is being designed and built by Walk the Plank, outdoor arts experts, who have worked on a host of international, sporting and cultural events, including the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the opening of Turku, 2011 European Capital of Culture in Finland.

Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: Ae Spark o' Nature's Fire promises to be a spectacular event and is a fitting finale to the Scottish Year of Homecoming.

"I'm thrilled we're able to offer such a superb attraction to residents and visitors and I'd encourage everyone to come along and marvel at the sculptures. It really does promise to be as fascinating as it is illuminating!"

Caroline Packman, Homecoming Scotland 2014 Director said: "We are delighted to be supporting Ae Spark o' Nature's Fire as part of our 'Tales of Home' finale events programme celebrating the year of Homecoming. 

"2014 has given us a great opportunity to place the spotlight on our greatest assets and icons, so it's only fitting that we have an event in this wonderful location. The transformation of the garden is set to be a magical experience for people looking for something different to do on a winter's evening."

Early evening sessions at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are held from 4–7pm, with late night sessions between 8–11pm.Tickets cost £5 (£3.50 concessions) and can be purchased from or on 01292 288235.

Entry price includes an evening of Burns entertainment with Ayrshire food and drink for sale, a timed fire garden walk, entry to the Auld Kirk graveyard and a hot drink from pedlars on the Brig o' Doon.

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