Nature Illuminated – an immersive light experience in Sydney’s Garden of Friendship

Picture from Nature Illuminated website

Sydney is starting to come back to life again. A thriving city with some exciting upcoming events. And this is no exception. 

Between July and October this year, Sydney’s Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour will be illuminated. It’s a story of nature told through the power of light. A homage to the four seasons and nature’s ever-changing beauty – all accompanied by a live string quartet and with themed cocktails in hand. 

This is a perfect evening to spend with loved ones or friends. It’s a botanical extravaganza designed to enlighten your senses. 

With more than 200 stage lights used to illuminate the 3800sqm meticulously landscaped garden, you’ll be taken on a journey. And with an augmented reality treasure hunt, there’s a chance to really explore the flora and fauna. 

If you’d like to include dinner in your evening there is also a dining option which includes an 8-course Premium Banquet at The Gardens by Lotus. Then, if a banquet is a bit much, the Chinese teahouse and restaurant will be open for you to enjoy dumplings before or after the show. 

It’s a ticketed event with options for standard entry, VIP entry, and one that includes dining before you enter the garden. 

How much does it cost?

Dining: $165

Adult standard entry: $50

VIP adult: $67.50

Senior or Student: $35

Child (4-12) $30

Children under 4 – free

Family pass (2 adults + 2 kids) $32.50 each

Additional child with the family pass – $25.50

Where is it?

The Chinese Garden of Friendship can be found on Pier Street, on the corner of Harbour Street in Sydney. 

How do I buy tickets?

You can purchase your tickets here and select the day, time and type.