Returning to Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens for another year of local produce, activities, talks, food, wine, and of course, tomatoes is Sydney’s Tomato Festival. Held within the gardens there will be something to do for everyone with kid’s activities during the day to a Retro Movie Night in the evening. With this year’s theme being “seeds” kids will be able to plant their own herbs to take home with them at the end of the day. Adults will be able to enjoy the Longest Tomato Lunch, with a degustation menu and drinks to match.
Marketing and Brand Manager for the Tomato Festival, Wendy Symonds, is sure that everyone who comes along will have a fantastic time.
“The reason we put on the festival is all about friends and family coming together and experiencing the garden in a different way.”
Wendy and her team have an intrinsic passion for all things produce, with Wendy saying, “we want to create further awareness of where food comes from and the importance of the role that plants play in our lives.”
The newest addition to The Tomato Festival is this year’s Retro Movie Night, where cult classic Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes will be screened. Wendy summed up what patrons can expect to enjoy on the night, “they’ll get late-night access to the exhibition…we’ve made a whole night around it. There’ll be a glass of sparkling wine, tacos, various talks and tours, and then you get to sit down and enjoy the screening!”
With so many activities and experiences to engage in, this year’s Tomato Festival is set to be a fantastic weekend for family and friends alike.
Feb 16-17. Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney. Free entry – some ticketed events. Tickets & Info: www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
By Madison Behringer