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May 11, 2016 Whats On No Comments Email Email

Dancing under the stars, fine dining and didgeridoo: guests to Dinner in the Secret Garden will be treated to an extravagant dinner experience with a rare taste of Indigenous culture on Saturday, 21 May 2016 at the Australian Botanic Garden.


Kim Ellis, Executive Director, Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands today announced bookings were now being taken for this special event.

“This will not just be a night of good food and great sights, but also a night to experience the Indigenous stories and histories of the area through story-telling and dance.”“The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is already a popular western Sydney destination by day, but now you can take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to see the Garden after dark with a stunning culinary experience,” said Kim Ellis.

“It is special enough to see the Garden at night, but this new Garden Dinner Trail lets us unlock the door to the traditions of our past.”

Jody Orcher, Education Co-ordinator, Aboriginal Programs at the Garden said: “In our culture, dance and music are important to ceremonies, they are a way to tell the stories of our history. And to share history is important to help people better understand the first Australians, our way of life and our beliefs. We just can’t wait to share our stories with guests on the night.”

The evening will unfold with sunset drinks and canapés, followed by a torch lit stroll through some of the loveliest parts of the Garden where those with a keen eye can spot resident wallabies. Diners will then be treated to a bush-themed dinner and dessert in another beautiful location within the Garden.

Chef Adam Williams and his talented team at Melaleuca House look forward to partaking in the event again this season, along with the challenge of developing a bush inspired menu.

Drinks are included in the ticket price which is $120 per person. For more information on the event or to book tickets go to

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