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The Garden Social at the Royal Botanic Garden

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  1. The Garden Social, Royal Botanic Garden
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  2. people sitting in front of the harbour
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Time Out says

The Royal Botanic Garden will be transformed for six weeks with free music, food and flowing bevvies

Returning to the Royal Botanic Garden for the second year across six weeks this summer, this free outdoor series brings together all the things you want on a balmy January evening: live tunes, outdoor dining and glorious views of the Harbour. Oh, and G'n'Ts, all night long. 

With views spanning from the grassy hills of the RBG over to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, there's no more quintessential Sydney scene to feast your eyes on this season. Not that you'll just be feasting your eyes – line up for delicious food courtesy of pop-up eateries which will set up alfresco to feed garden frolickers in the evenings and during the day on weekends. 

This year, a unique floral custom light installation will welcome guests as they make their way to a central dome tent, where they will be able to enjoy refreshing beverages from the four-sided bar and al-fresco catered dining.

And all this set to the dulcet tones of musicians fresh from Sydney's Conservatorium of Music – they'll be serenading you with live music performances throughout the event. The event takes place on the Tarpein Precinct Lawn. Entry is via Macquarie Street (opposite the Moore steps). It's a completely free and Covid-Safe event – just walk on in. 

The Garden Social series runs from January 6 to February 14. It'll be open Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 11am. There's also a Valentine's Day special event on Monday February 14.

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