A sectioned-off part of Rundle Park at the north-eastern corner of the CBD, The Garden of Unearthly Delights (cnr East Terrace & Rundle Road) is essentially the hub for All Things 'Fringe'. Here, for the duration of the Festival, you can buy or collect tickets, attend shows in any one of the on-site 'venues' (mainly tents like you'd find at a circus), buy merchandise, get a food or drink fix, shop at market stalls, attend events, lounge around on the grass or chairs and watch people or the free entertainment, take the kids on rides... and the list goes on.
The Garden is set up like an old-fashioned fair: elaborately decorated caravans housing food stalls, games and tickets; various stages and 'big top' style, colourful tents; wooden painted signs, flags, mirrors and coloured lights. It is loosely divided into sections for food and drink, rides, and market stalls, with venues dotted around the park.
We wiled away time in the Garden at several points over our long weekend in Rads. Here are a few more of its many delights:
|Still not sure how this spit roast was 'Dutch style'|
|This was not a concentration camp|
|or a French circus|
|Vintage clothing market stall IN A BUS|
|Hi hanging fish|
|Muppets! and other cuties FOR YOUR HEAD|
|My sister and the gorgeous Mya|
|Jade and Bree whooshing past|
It's a great place to hang out, and I can see why it's so popular. I mainly liked it because it's a visual feast for the eyes, but considering you can head there at most times of day, with grown-ups or the kids, and you have a number of ways to spend your time... it's got ***CLICHE ALERT*** something for everyone.
Looking forward to seeing how the Garden evolves with each new Festival.