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5 & 19 November

Ghostly Garden Tour

Take a twilight adventure through the Royal Botanic Garden in this spine-tingling storytelling event.

In a rare opportunity to come within the Garden Gates after hours, you’ll journey along shadowy tree-lined paths, creep past gloomy ponds and tiptoe through eerie grottos. You'll hear spooky and kooky stories of the Garden's past — tales of people long-since dead — as bats flit above your head and night-creatures stare from the treetops on this unforgettable tour of the 'ghostly garden'.

Bookings essential online.

Please note: Bring your own torch. Also, this tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required.

Private tours:

Contact us for more information about private tours.

Help plant the seed of hope in our Gardens – Will you support us?

The Gardens is a Not-For-Profit. Over 50% of our funding is self-generated. By attending this event and making a donation, you are ensuring that the Botanic Gardens remain places of outstanding horticultural beauty, our scientific institute continues to be at the forefront of research, and our education and learning experiences are accessible to all. Our work is vital to addressing some of the most critical environmental challenges facing the world today.


Friday 5 & Friday 19 November
7:30 PM - 9 PM


$42 per person


Woolloomooloo Gate
Meet at Woolloomooloo Gate, Mrs Macquaries Road, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


Suitable for 12 years and over (must be accompanied by an adult)


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point is at the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road. A map of the gate location can be found on our website here
If you are travelling by car, drive north down Art Gallery Rd and past the Art Gallery of NSW. The Woolloomooloo Gate is approximately 100m north of the Art Gallery of NSW on your left. 

What level of mobility is required?
This tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required. If you would liket to enquire about accessbility please contact us at programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au 

What happens in wet weather?
This event goes ahead in all weather so come prepared if it looks like it is going to be wet. In the case of an extreme weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology the event may be cancelled at the discretion of the BGCP. In this unlikely instance ticketholders will be notified approximately 2 hours before the program start time via the email they provided on booking and will be issued with a full refund. 

Can I book this as a party or make a group booking?
The Ghostly Garden tour tickets sold on this page are not suitable for large groups or birthday parties (maximum 10 tickets per person allowed). Please contact programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au to make a private booking.