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Foundation & Friends NYE Member Picnic

Welcome 2022 from one of the most desirable locations in Sydney - the Royal Botanic Garden


Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens invites you to experience New Year’s Eve at our exclusive open-air waterfront picnic. Situated on the Mare and Foal Lawn within the stunning Royal Botanic Garden, this is one of the best vantage points in town!
Not only is this a great location to enjoy NYE, you are also supporting Foundation & Friends in advancing science, horticulture, conservation and education in the Botanic Gardens.
This self-catered outdoor picnic-style event is perfect for groups of all ages, including families with children. The event is fully enclosed in a secure area, where you will be able to stretch-out with your picnic rug and beach chairs to enjoy the Sydney fireworks show.  The Mare and Foal Lawn is one of the few harbour-side locations in Sydney where alcohol (BYO) is permitted. Capacity is limited at this family-friendly event, so that guests may have the freedom to relax in the ample space provided.
What’s Included:
  • Stunning waterfront views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Ample space to set-up your own picnic in the beautiful surrounds of the Royal Botanic Garden
  • ‘Bring Your Own’ (BYO) food and drink. (Please note glass is NOT permitted)
  • Family friendly atmosphere for people of all ages including children
  • Secure outdoor area in the Royal Botanic Garden with facilities
  • Limited snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase
This event is an exclusive membership benefit for members of Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens.
Members with a current subscription are eligible to purchase up to 10 event tickets. 
Non-Members can select a ticket bundle that includes a 12 month membership, that comes with amazing benefits, and  are eligible to purchase up to 10 event tickets.

Members Receive Great Benefits!
  • New member discount vouchers included in your membership pack
  • Subscription to our quarterly publication The Gardens magazine
  • Benefits and privileges highlighted in each issue of The Gardens
  • Monthly special offers, such as free or discounted tickets to film previews, advertised in our monthly member e-newsletter
  • Discounts on most Foundation & Friends’ activities, and selected events in the three Botanic Gardens
  • 10% off food, beverage, and retail providers in the three Botanic Gardens
  • 20% off unique plants from Growing Friends Plant Sales
Member NYE Ticket: $130
Member's Guest NYE Ticket: $150
Children (6-15): $30
Children (0-5): Free
Booking Fee per ticket - $2.45 + 1.4%

Tickets are only available to members of Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. If you are not yet a member select a ticket bundle that includes a 12-month membership and NYE ticket(s).

New Individual Membership + 1 NYE Ticket $200
New Household Membership + 2 NYE Tickets $355



Friday 31 December,
5PM - 12:15AM


Mare & Foal Statue Lawn
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


All ages


Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available


Foundation & Friends strives to support our guests with their accessibility requirements for our NYE Member Picnic.
View our Accessibility Information

Request any of your accessibility requirements below:
  • Accessible Viewing Area Request Form here
  • Accessible Buggy Transfer Request Form here


The health and safety of our guests is vitally important to Foundation & Friends and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. All NYE events at the Royal Botanic Garden will be COVID safe and will be within the Public Health Order guidelines. Any changes to the event will be communicated to ticketholders. Should this event be cancelled due to COVID, refunds will be available.

NYE Picnic with Foundation & Friends

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