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Our Herbarium is more than just a filing cabinet!

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Join our community and support the vital work of the Botanic Gardens. Members receive great discounts and privileges.

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Events and tours

Find out what's on at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney this week and search for upcoming events, community festivals, exhibitions, plant sales and much more!
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Inside the Tide exhibition

Explore a marine dream of coral, kelp and coast with Inside the Tide! Step inside this spectacular world of aquatic delights in our new immersive exhibition.
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The Garden Social

Enjoy the warm summer sun in January and February at The Garden Social. Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the iconic Sydney Opera House, enjoy great food, listen to live music with friends and family while taking in the most spectacular views Sydney has to offer.
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Must-See January

This month's tour includes plants from three continents and two tropical islands, demonstrating the diversity of our plant collections.
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Aboriginal Harbour Heritage Tour

Join your First Nations guide and admire the beauty and history of Sydney Harbour through the lens of the Gadigal.
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Erth's Prehistoric Picnic

Discover this multi-sensory, puppetry-based experience filled with creations inspired by Erth’s work.
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Seedlings Nature School

Join experienced Early Years nature educators from the Garden who will facilitate play-based activities and nature experiences with you and your little one.
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Astronomy at the Calyx

Join us for a night of astronomy and star gazing surrounded by the intriguing Inside the Tide plant exhbition at The Calyx.
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Nature Therapy Walk

Nature Therapy invites participants to take time out of their busy lives so they can slow down and connect with the calming and health-giving benefits of nature.
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Tomato Festival Sydney 2022

The Tomato Festival Sydney 2022 will be going virtual over the weekend of 19 and 20 February! Stay tuned for more information on the live sessions as well as great recipes.
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What The Flora!? Video series

Prepare to be amazed by plants and the cutting-edge research that goes into saving them in our new science video series that’ll have you saying: What the Flora!?
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Create a sensory garden

Sensory gardens are a combination of hardscape elements and plants that combine to provide colour, smells, textures, sounds and tastes that awaken the senses and relax the mind.
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Create a no-dig garden

Create the ideal home for your vegetable garden by making perfect soil that is full of life!
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Cultivate your own native bush tucker garden

The absolute beauty of native plants is that they are designed for our Aussie climate, so a bush tucker garden at your place is easier than you may think.
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Create a herb spiral

Herb spirals are space-saving, energy-efficient gardens designed to use nature’s forces to their advantage.
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Build a wicking garden

Wicking beds are a sustainable and effective means of growing your favourite plants while reducing water-use.
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What to plant in summer

With temperatures rising, here's a quick guide on what to plant this summer.
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Best vegetables to grow for beginners

You don’t need a green thumb or large space to grow veggies at home or on your balcony.
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Nature play keeps the doctor away

In this podcast, learn about nature deficit disorder and how to engage your kids with nature.
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Plant of the month

Learn about our plant of the month, the Red Tower Ginger.
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