The Garden of Sweets

The Grounds of Alexandria will turn into an after-dark dessert market for two nights.
Niamh Kavanagh
Published on July 22, 2019


Find a parking spot and follow the rainbow at The Grounds of Alexandria this winter and you won't find a pot of gold — but you will find a whole lot of sugary treats. Which might be even better.

On Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 (and Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16) The Grounds' garden will be lit up and turned into a dessert laneway inspired by Willy Wonka. Sweet smelling carts will be hawking colourful waffle cones (with lots of ice cream flavours and toppings), fresh doughnuts, blueberry crepes, fizzy sherbet drinks and all the lollies you can imagine. There'll also be a chocolate fondue station with fruit, brownie cubes, choc chip cookies and so much more.

Wander between them, grab a cocktail from the outdoor bar, and try the lot.

If you need savoury before your sweets, book a table for dinner at The Potting Shed. After a bowl of mussels and a few glasses of wine, it will be hard to say no to a hot jam doughnut. The market will run under The Grounds' colourful installation of giant neon lollipops and jumbo sweets from 6–10pm.

The installation itself will be open daily until Sunday, September 22, but the new dessert options will only on offer during the night markets.

The Garden of Sweets Dessert Markets are open from 6–10pm on Friday, July 26 and Saturday July 27, as well as Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16.

The laneway installation open from 7am every day until Sunday, September 22.


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