Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Indoor Events

If you would like to hold your reception at the Garden there are several options available including a silk-lined marquee at beautiful Lakeside. 

The Bowden Centre

The Bowden Centre at the Australian Botanic Garden was opened on Monday 7 May by the Hon. Phil Koperberg, Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water. Catering for groups as large as 150, the centre hosts conferences, wedding receptions and special events for those wishing to escape the grind of the city to workshop or meet in a location that cannot help but inspire.

Download an application form here.

For further information contact the Functions and Events Team.


  • Seating 150 theatre, 90 classrooom, 40 boardroom, 30 U-shape
  • Adjoining kitchenette
  • Comfortable seating for 50 guests
  • Data projector and screen
  • Overhead projector
  • Slide projector
  • Whiteboards (one with printing option)
  • Flip charts
  • Portable microphone system
  • Television and Video unit 
  • Sound system indoors and out
  • Natural light
  • Building with natural and sustainable features 

The Gardens Restaurant & Cafe

Melaleuca House Cafe-Restaurant is now open weekdays 10 am to 5 pm, weekends 8 am to 5 pm.

Phone: 4648 3318


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Sow seeds for your environment


When you choose to hold your event at the Australian Botanic Garden you will be helping to conserve Australian native plants.

Sow seeds for your environment ...
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