OPIUM DEN

A long time gardener herself, Sammy Hawker and her team transformed a pocket in the wilderness into a smoky opium den in 2015. This year, Sammy will be collaborating with a team of performers to create an area that’s even more immersive and fun.

 Clap in Sammy Hawker, Bel Campbell, Eve Hoskins and Jacqui Rawson 

OLYMPICS

If you’ve been to Secret Garden, it’s likely that you’ve competed in the Olympics or maybe you voted in the Sexy Jesus competition? For 2016 the SG Olympic committee have some new tricks up their sleeve. Milly is headed into her fifth year on the festival, because as Milly puts it, where else can you regress to your seven year old self, chant into a megaphone, and be a part of a mass Whitney Houston dance?

Clap in Milly Horsley and the Olympic committee 

SECRET DATING

Consisting of one of our many sibling duos, these guys have been in the SG family since the beginning. From staging a sci-fi convention, to orchestrating some festival dating, to providing a stage for gardeners to belt out some anthems, they’ve created many magical moments over the years. This year, expect flirting, group sing-alongs, and all kinds of surprises.

Clap in Mill and Bel Hyles and Soph O’Brien 

FERN GULLY

Remember that glorious pink parachute canopy above the Fern Gully stage last year? That was the beautiful brainchild of these two chicky-babes. Joining our family again this year, Honey and Prue are doing something completely different, but equally mesmerising. No doubt, you’ll be talking about it all the way back home.

Clap in Honey Long and Prue Stent

FOREST NOOK

Leave these two in an overgrown forest for a week and you’ll end up with a psychedelic tripzone or an Australiana flash back.  Be sure to take your time (and camera) when you visit their area, the detail of their work and the subtle sense of humour is something to behold.

Clap in Alice Joel and Ash Bell 

GARDEN STAGE

The Garden Stage is transformed by a supergroup of creative talent - think The Avengers, Voltron, or maybe The A-Team. Balloons, on top of balloons, with a side of balloons, was the vibe of last year’s masterpiece… and next year is worth holding your breath for.

Clap in - Micaela Lee, Harrison Witsey, Miquela McGuiness and Nick Lee

LATE NIGHT BOOGIE

Remember our late-night party spot where DJs played out of a bamboo dinosaur nest? That was the brainchild of this team of architects. They’re passionate about beautiful design that will also make you laugh. Work is already underway on 2016, and you’re going to bloody love it.  

 Alice Nivison, Richie Northcott, Flea Harrison, Zana Wright and Edward Thomas

#CAMPQUEEN

For those who have been to Secret Garden, #CAMPQUEEN needs no introduction. Amongst drag queens and disco revelry, a lot of bump and grind happens in this area. The Queens will be back and in 2016 they’re bringing a little extra somethin’ somethin’ to the party. Hold onto your breath, it will be worth the head spin.

Clap in Joel De Sá, Matt Format and #CAMPQUEEN!