About The Garden

"Na Budni Towilla Mullawirra Yerta - Greetings to the Spirit of Place" - Karl Winda Telfer, Senior Kaurna Custodian of Ceremony 

The Garden of Unearthly Delights acknowledges that it gathers on sacred Country - 'Mullawirrayerta / Dry Forest Country' and respects the First Nation people’s spiritual and cultural connection with their land, sea, sky and country.

The Garden of Unearthly Delights remains unrivalled as Australia’s most vibrant and dynamic outdoor festival precinct. 

Each year, The Garden of Unearthly Delights' team creates a unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls, and the most unexpected sideshow surprises. 

The Garden of Unearthly Delights began with just one Spiegeltent in 2000. Over the past 20 years, it has evolved into the greatest arts event in town and the heart of Adelaide’s summer arts festival season.

The Garden and its exceptional program of arts and entertainment create an electrifying energy throughout the City of Adelaide every summer.  

The Garden prides itself on its:

  • Exceptional curated program - incorporating theatre, circus, dance, puppetry, physical comedy, family entertainment, stand-up, music and so much more.
  • World class temporary venues that are well resourced and supported by a fantastic team of dedicated and passionate staff.
  • Dynamic marketing campaign - including a high-quality print program, print advertising, television and radio advertising, online advertising, street banners and more.
  • Magnetism as a destination. In 2020, more than 750,000 people stepped through The Garden’s gates. Over the past 20 years, we have built a committed audience who trust The Garden’s programming and experiment with both old favourites and the latest newcomers.