Australia’s biggest and best festival of food and drink is back from 15 – 24 March – and you’re invited.

Ori-Gin Story: The Garden in Your Glass

Presented by Square

20–21 March

Take a journey through distilling and botanicals at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne with Anther Distillery and Curious Cabinet.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)



Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne, 3004

You’re invited to dive deep into flavour at the Gardens. In a night of sensory discovery, journey through Royal Botanic Gardens at dusk, sip on luxurious drinks and hear from three experts in distilling and botanicals. With Anther Distillery's Dr Derv McGowan, Curious Cabinet's founder Pia Cook and a Gardens plant specialist as your guides, you'll explore unique botanical collaborations while enjoying the fruits of their labour: Anther’s Florescence Gin and Curious Cabinet’s non-alcoholic syrups and elixirs. Along the way, you'll learn how ingredients such as the native lemon myrtle and the bay laurel found their way into these inspired drinks.


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More information

  • Gift voucher redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: This event is wheelchair accessible, any guests with access requirements please email
  • Allocated Seating: No
  • Dress code: This event involves walking. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Shared plates: Light canapes will be served.
  • Outdoor Event: This event takes place outdoors and involves walking. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the forecast weather. The event will proceed in the instance of rain.
  • Venue Directions: Guests to meet at the Vistor Centre, Observatory Gate, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne.
  • Dairy Free
  • Low Gluten
  • Nut Allergy
  • Pescatarian
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • For all event enquiries, please call 03 9252 2429 or email