The Calyx at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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The Calyx is the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s new world-class horticultural exhibition space.

The Calyx (pron. kal-iks) is defined as ‘the sepals of a flower, typically forming a whorl that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower in bud’.

Think of it as both a living art gallery and a theatrical experience that houses ever-changing living botanic exhibitions. The Calyx is a place to inspire and capture the imagination, an enchanting and magical experience where plants will take you on a journey of discovery.

The Calyx is a contemporary and engaging experience set within the beauty and tradition of the Garden aiming to inspire a new generation of advocates for plants and the environment, transforming the view of the natural world.

The whole space is an integrated mix of indoor and outdoor areas with the exhibition changing dramatically about every 9 months.

Construction of the building took just over 11 months and the highest point inside the building is 5.5m!
Watch the video and learn all about The Calyx and why it’s Sydney’s newest must-see attraction.

Open 7 days/week from 10am – 4pm.

Enter via Woolloomooloo, Morshead and Palace Gates

AdmissionTickets to The Calyx are now available online and can be purchased at the door.

Getting There: Bus routes 441 from York Street, The Sydney Explorer and 200 (Chatswood to Bondi). The nearest train station is Martin Place. Other stations close to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney are St James and Circular Quay. There is metered parking along Mrs Macquarie’s Road, Hospital Road and Macquarie Street. Undercover parking is available at the Domain Car Park, Sydney Hospital, the Sydney Opera House and in Macquarie Street.

Facilities: For restaurant meals in the Gardens, visit Botanic Gardens Restaurant or the Pavilion Restaurant. There are also these kid friendly cafes: Palace Gate Café and the Pavilion Kiosk. Baby change facilities and stroller access available.

Places to visit nearbySydney Opera HouseArt Gallery NSWMCAThe Rocks