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Behind the Scenes Tour

Truly experience the best attractions and hidden treasures of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney when you join the Behind the Scenes Tour.

You will explore with your experienced guide some of the most interesting parts of the Garden and gain exclusive access to our historic glasshouses and their tropical plant treasures. 

What’s on offer:
• 1.5 hour behind-the-scenes walking tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
• Exclusive access to our nursery glasshouses which house our collection of exotic tropical plants including our orchid collection
• Our guide will reveal the hidden stories of our plant collections. The mysteries of pollination and the strange dance of attraction and repulsion.

The walk will include a tour of the brand new display at The Calyx, inBLOOM; featuring thousands of flowering plants and an exploration of the culture and science of colour. 

For groups larger than 10 please contact programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au


$41 + booking fees


Visitor Information Centre


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
On this tour you’ll visit picture-perfect locations in the Garden where you can capture Instagram worthy photos (and sneaky selfies) of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House framed with lush flowers and foliage. You’ll also get exclusive access to our private glasshouses which store our collection of exotic subtropical plants.
Plus, your guide will share new Garden Stories that even the locals don’t know. This 1.5 hour walking tour is the perfect way to make your visit to Sydney extra memorable.