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A carefully curated selection of stunning artworks and garden-inspired gifts.

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The Garden Social is a unique live music and food event in the heart of Sydney

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The Wind in the Willows is back in the garden

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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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The Garden Social

Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the iconic Opera House, The Garden Social is a Covid safe signature music, food and wine event at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
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An evening with 500 Queer Scientists

Come along to An Evening with 500 Queer Scientists to join vibrant conversations and hear stories from LGBTQIA+ scientists in Sydney.
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Summer in the Domain

Welcome back to concerts in the heart of Sydney! Vera Blue is opening the month-long concert series 'Summer in the Domain'. Australian artists are ready to take the stage and bring live music back in 2021.
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Ghostly Garden Tour

Take a twilight adventure through the Royal Botanic Garden in this spine-tingling storytelling event.
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Westpac OpenAir Cinema

Each night throughout the Westpac OpenAir cinema season, up to 900 patrons gather from early evening at Mrs Macquarie’s Point for the world’s most beautiful cinema.
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Bushtucker Experiences

Discover, identify and collect a bounty of natural foods found in native plants. Enjoy a meal and learn from your Aboriginal guide from Shared Knowledge.
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Picnic at the Garden

Enjoy a picnic and discover your garden this summer. It's a great way to get outdoors and reconnect with friends and family.
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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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How to Plant a Tree!

A fun activity to do with your kids. Learn how to plant a tree this summer.
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Plant of the month

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

Learning resources

Tips to explore the outdoors

Name a plant competition

Bushfire impacts, recovery & outlook

Amazing plant based inventions

Plant vs Human Intelligence

Plants in space

Deceptive and dangerous stingers

Bizarre BEE-haviour & snotty gobbles

Virtual tours of the Gardens

Virtual science seminars

Botanic Gardens Gallery

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