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Ghostly Garden

Price $40 – $45 AUD Get tickets

Event description

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'.

Where: Meet at Woolloomooloo Gate, Mrs Macquaries Rd (Cnr Access Rd), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. If you are coming by car, drive down Art Gallery Road past the Art Gallery of NSW: Woolloomooloo Gate is on the left approximately 100m after the gallery. A map of Woolloomooloo Gate can be found on our website here.

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.

Next session: Tour dates and times vary, please refer to your ticket. Tours leave promptly and there is no late entry to the Garden.

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

Cost: $45 per person, $40 Foundation and Friends members

What to bring: Please bring your own torch. This tour covers uneven terrain so comfortable walking shoes are essential

Accessibility: A reasonable level of mobility is required

Private tours: Private tours can be arranged. Please contact for more information


  • Purchase of a ticket online is final. Participants are required to bring a soft or hard copy of their online booking confirmation to the activity.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellation of tickets purchased online. 
  • A request for a date change can be made in writing no less than 72 hours prior to the program commencement time. The new event date must be within one month of the original booking date. Approval of a date change is at the discretion of the BGoS.

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