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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'.

The Calyx is now open, with our newest horticultural exhibition inBLOOM.

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 for a private event on the following date (s):

  • Friday 4 December (from 1.30pm)
  • Friday 25 December (all day)
  • Thursday 31 December (all day)

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. The Calyx is restricted to 100 people within the venue, so please be patient.

What we're asking you to do...
  • Provide your name and contact details to support contact tracing.
  • Wait outside if we have reached capacity. We will get you in as quickly as possible.
  • Bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases (we won’t be accepting cash).
  • Don’t visit in a large group.
  • Don’t visit if you’re unwell or, if in the last 14 days, you have experienced cold or flu symptoms, have returned from overseas or have been to or had contact with someone from a Covid hotspot.
  • Keep up to date with NSW Health advisories about COVID-19, including outbreaks.
  • Consider downloading the COVIDSafe app.

At the Venue...
  • Use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrivall
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others at all times.
  • Wait in a marked queue or go elsewhere if a particular space has too many people.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, and put the tissue in a bin.
  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds in our restrooms.

Please refer to our Covid-19 Update here. 

Opening hours

Open Daily


Entry by donation


The Calyx

Access Info

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

inBLOOM Exhibit

The Calyx explores a world of colour and light in flowers. 
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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