Inside the Tide at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

  • Tue Dec 07 2021 - Fri Jul 01 2022
  • All Ages
  • $0.00

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of underwater magic at Inside the Tide at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Inside the Tide at The Calyx

The Earth's magical underwater world has been brought to life in a new display at The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for summer exploration. 

The colourful Inside the Tide horticulture exhibit takes visitors on an immersive experience of spectacular aquatic delights, highlighting the importance of our marine environment while showcasing the garden’s stunning collections. 

Inside the Tide exhibition
Inside the Tide exhibition includes 20,045 plants in the vertical green wall. Image supplied.

Families can witness the stories of hero plants in three aquatic communities: Kelp Forests, Coral Reefs and Seagrass Meadows. Wander through what feels like an under-the sea-experience and watch a pantomime come to life. Come face-to-face with giant sea creatures like the topiary blue whale, a chandelier of jellyfish or blue-ringed octopus with interactive elements both children and adults will enjoy.

Inside the Tide brings to light the importance of two of the most overlooked living elements living in our oceans: algae and seaweeds. According to Dr Yola Metti, a phycologist who studies marine algae at the Australian Institute of Botanical Science, many people don’t realise just how important algae and seaweeds are for our ecosystem – or that they’re even found in everyday products such as toothpaste and milkshakes. 

 "There’s a huge lack of awareness of the benefits of marine algae in general. An estimated 80 per cent of the Earth’s oxygen comes from it. In fact, seaweeds make more oxygen than all the trees on the planet put together", she says.

Visit the website for more details on Inside the Tide.

Where:     The Calyx, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
When:      On now until July 2022
Cost:        FREE entry with a gold coin donation

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