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The Calyx

The Calyx is a hub of activity, home to one of the largest green walls in the southern hemisphere, cafe, shopping and an exciting range of events and workshops. 
Located within the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Calyx (pron. kal-iks) is defined as 'the sepals of a flower, typically forming a whorl that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower bud'.

On occasion, The Calyx is closed for private events and functions. Updates for closures can be found here on our website. The Calyx will be closed on the following date (s)

  • no upcoming closures

The Calyx will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a fitted face mask is mandatory while you are in any of our indoor spaces. The Calyx is restricted to 200 people within the venue, so please be patient.


Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.  

All attendees are required to sign into the program via the QR code provided as per NSW Government guidelines 

Masks are required at all times. 

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with their booking are complying with the latest requirements of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Website, which takes precedence over these guidelines. 

  • do not currently have an active COVID-19 infection 
  • have not been in contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are under instruction from NSW Health to isolate. 
  • are not awaiting a test result for COVID-19 
  • are not showing any symptoms related to COVID-19 
We will continue to monitor the advice of NSW Health and update our guidance as appropriate.
Thank you for your support as we all work together to keep our community COVIDSafe.

Please refer to our Covid-19 Update here. 

Opening hours

10 am - 4 pm


Entry by donation


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
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Access Info

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Inside the Tide Exhibit

Explore a marine dream of coral, kelp and coast with Inside the Tide!

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Exhibitions at The Calyx

The Calyx welcomes the inclusion of the new exhibition space, located in the heart of the Garden. Enquire today! 

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Past exhibits in The Calyx