Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Commercial filming & photography

The Royal Botanic Garden provides some of the most diverse backdrops in the world for filming and photographic projects. We can accommodate large commercial projects, feature films, documentaries, fashion photography and portrait shoots. Together with the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah, the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust has literally hundreds of locations to choose from.

Our helpful and experienced staff are happy to advise you on the most suitable location, and will endeavour to make your shoot at the Gardens as smooth as possible. All our Gardens have the advantage of extensive parking facilities and open spaces for catering. These facilities are also available for off-site projects as well.



Mrs Macquaries Point

With a world-class view of Sydney Harbour and city skyline, this is one of the most recognisable backdrops in the world.


Main Pond

For a classic garden backdrop - lush green lawns, flowers, ponds, trees, birds, and the backdrop of Sydney Harbour.


Succulent Garden

This fully enclosed garden of large cacti, succulents and arid plants display a mosaic of colours, shapes and textures.


Palm Grove

Dense tropical rainforest with resident bats. Suitable for fashion shoots or anyone looking for a wild jungle backdrop without leaving Sydney!


Central Avenue

Located in the Domain, this pathway is lined with gigantic fig trees. Beautiful in the morning fog or any time of day. Surrounded by open sports fields with city backdrops.


Herb Garden

Beautifully manicured formal garden with a variety of plants, hedges and pathways. Traditional wooden park benches are located on nearby open lawns shaded under magnificent mature trees. 


Oriental Garden

Wild and cultivated plants from warm-temperate and sub-tropical areas of China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan and Bhutan thrive in an Oriental inspired landscaped setting.


Cahill Landbridge

Great city backdrop by day or by night. Lawn area overlooking Cahill Expressway and city skyline.


Fleet Steps

Pristine lawn area at water level, with breath-taking views of Sydney Harbour and Skyline.


Rose Garden

A lush profusion of roses amongst a heritage pavilion. In bloom from October until May, great for fashion shoots.


Band Lawn

Manicured green lawn with a gorgeous pond & fountain backdrop.


Lawn 17 & 18

Large open green space with dramatic city skyline views

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For further information contact the Venue Management Office Functions Coordinator:
Ph: 02 9231 8111
Fax: 02 9231 8054


Photo Gallery

Filming in the Palm Grove

Filming at the Sea Wall

Filming at the Fleet Steps