Alice wanders into the wood hoping to capture the White Rabbit after leaving the tea party. While there, she encounters many weird and bizarre creatures until the Mome Raths point her to a path, only for it to be swept away by a broom-headed dog. Feeling that she now has one way home, Alice sits alone on a rock and sings "Very Good Advice" and cries in despair as the wood appears to fade away into oblivion. The Cheshire Cat then comes along to comfort Alice and he shows her a way out: a secret entrace in a tree leading to the maze of the Queen of Hearts.
- In the book, the wood was never named. The "Tulgey Wood" was actually the name of the wood in the poem Jabberwocky from the book Alice Through The Looking Glass where the unnamed hero finds and kills the Jabberwock.