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WICKEDLY ODD – The Night Garden

Durban Botanic Gardens: 1st December – 17th December 2016
Tuesday – Saturday @ 18h00

Wickedly Odd – The Night Garden is a delightful dining and innovative entertainment experience, perfect for year-end corporate functions, to be held in the Durban Botanic Gardens over the festive season.

Have you ever wondered what happens after the gates at Durban’s iconic Botanic Gardens are locked? Do the trees, birds and animals settle in silence, or is it then, when Durban sleeps, that these magnificent Gardens wake?

Welcome to Wickedly Odd – The Night Garden….

The Durban Botanic Gardens has teamed up with Emma Lockhart and Bradley Porter of Specialist Event company Experience This, award winning actor/producer Ben Voss (Beauty Ramapelepele, Spud, Green and Black Mamba) and acclaimed set designer and video producer Clint McLean to bring you a night of experiential food and festivity set in the heart of Durban’s greatest botanical wonderland.

On arrival, guests will be welcomed with a glass of champagne and taken on a whimsical amble up the garden path, to the sunken summer garden beneath the gnarled branches of South Africa’s oldest Litchi tree, for a 1930’s “garden party” welcome drink and snack.

After some champagne, floating canapes and a gin and tonic, and as the sun sets over Giant Jacarandas, Paper Trees, Figs and Banyans, patrons will be given an hour and a half to enjoy the gardens at night – sauntering through pockets of botanical curiosity and wonder individually chosen by Curator Martin Clement. The gardens will be lit up and brought to life by quirky characters, musicians, drummers, dancers and puppets with hidden bars and experiences waiting to be discovered.

At 8:30pm the performers will lead the guests to a glorious Bedouin tent for dinner. Here they will be treated to the most delightful plated menu Durban has to offer designed by Silwood Cookery School graduate Kathryn Stone & Paula Elliot. Throughout dinner, the trees, birds and hidden creatures of the gardens will permeate proceedings, morphing the night into a whimsical, bewitching and fantastical blend of luscious food, crisp champagne, magical puppetry and curious delight.

The evening will flow into an upbeat razzle in the most enchanted venue in Durban.

Wickedly Odd – The Night Garden is not a show, a dinner, or a party. It’s a gloriously unusual Christmas dining and entertainment experience. We invite you to slip behind the moss curtain of fantasy and immerse yourself in our captivating world of botanical peculiarity, four metre flamingos, marvellous praying mantis’s, aerial acrobats, beetled barmen, feathered barmaids and cantankerous crows.

This is an experience with a difference. Like nothing Durban has seen before. It’s excessive, it’s outrageous, and it’s WICKEDLY ODD.

Notes
Bring as powerful a torch as possible.
Dress elegantly but wear sensible shoes
Bring umbrellas for rainy days.
Bring a QR reader downloaded on your smart phone.
Dancing is encouraged but we are near a residential area so from 10pm onwards volume will be kept to acceptable levels.
The gardens are a Durban treasure. Treat them as your own.

Booking Details
Guest arrival 17h30 for 18h00 show starts
Recommended parking in Botanic Gardens alongside Visitors Centre.

OPTION 1: Corporate Booking
Exclusive Evening for your company’s year-end function.
Cost: R325 000.00 exclusivity of the venue.
Venue setup for up to 450 pax.
Includes unique venue experience; extraordinary entertainment; a five course menu and champagne on arrival.
Contact (031) 3133330 / rene@experiencethis.co.za / Facebook: Wickedly Odd – The Night Garden
OR buy your tickets here www.wickedlyodd.co.za

OPTION 2: Corporate Booking
Table Booking Experience for smaller groups. (shared venue)
Cost: R850 per person / tables of ten & fourteen or share a table.
Includes unique venue experience; extraordinary entertainment; a five course menu and champagne on arrival.
Contact (031) 3133330 / rene@experiencethis.co.za / Facebook: Wickedly Odd – The Night Garden
OR buy your tickets here www.wickedlyodd.co.za

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WIN WIN WIN!!!

We have x2 Wickedly Odd tickets to giveaway to the value of R1,990!

To enter, like and share the Wickedly Odd Facebook page and drop a comment below telling us why you need a wickedly night out in the Garden.

Winners announced on 28 November 2016.
Don’t forget that all 3 steps need to be done in order to WIN.

This is an experience with a difference. Like nothing Durban has seen before.

It’s excessive, it’s outrageous, it’s WICKEDLY ODD.