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New Year's Eve
at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Domain
Tickets to the Trust's 2013 New Year's Eve events - Midnight at the Oasis, Harbourlights and Lawn with the View - are now sold out.
Harbourlights wins award
The Trust’s 2012 New Year’s Eve event Harbourlights has won Best Achievement in Sustainability at the Australian Event Awards. All credit goes to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Venue Management, Community Education and Horticultural teams, who built on the event’s mantra to reduce, reuse and recycle which also demonstrates the New South Wales Government’s 2021 plan to strengthen our local environment and communities.
Trial extension of opening hours
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan will close at 8 pm on weekends and public holidays in a trial from Saturday 21 September 2013 to Monday 27 January 2014. The Garden will continue to open at 10 am daily and will be closed on Christmas Day.
Changed traffic conditions at the entrance to the Australian Botanic Garden
Traffic conditions at the Narellan Road entrance to the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan have changed. New gates at the entrance to the Garden have been installed at the boundary on Narellan Road. These new gates will provide a more secure environment and help to protect precious wildlife from traffic on Narellan Road. From Monday 15 July, vehicles will not be able to turn left or right into the Garden outside of the Garden’s operating hours of 10 am to 5 pm. Illuminated signs will indicate this at the traffic signals. For further information, please contact the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan on 4634 7900.
New charges for buses and coaches at Mrs Macquaries Point
Metered parking for all bus and coach operators at Mrs Macquaries Point will apply from 1 July 2012. Following an extensive review of the parking arrangements for buses and coaches at Mrs Macquaries Point, effective from 1 July 2012, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust will require all bus and coach operators to pay metered parking (approximately $4 per visit).
Artist in Residence
The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Artist in Residence Program provides practising artists the opportunity to work at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney from February to December in the year it is offered.
Phillippa Carnemolla is the current Artist in Residence for 2012 at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
Click here for information about Helen Earl's work as the Artist in Residence for 2011.
Click here for more information about the Artist in Residence program. Note that due to the infrastructure redevelopment scheduled over the next 18 months and the resulting lack of exhibition spaces, the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust has suspended the Artist in Residence program for 2013. The program will recommence in 2014.
Sydney Opera House forecourt works - entry to the Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Opera House is currently undertaking the Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety Project (VAPS) , the largest construction project on site since the building opened in 1973.
VAPS will enhance tourist and visitor safety by removing heavy vehicle movements from the Forecourt to a new underground loading dock. This will allow pedestrians to have safe and exclusive access to all the Sydney Opera House facilities at Forecourt level.
The project involves
Visitors will be able to enter and exit the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, throughout the works, via both QEII and Opera House gates. Please follow signage to reach the gates around the construction walls. The work will continue until mid 2013. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Margaret Flockton Award 2012 winner