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31 OCT

To be placed on the wait list, please call the Foundation & Friends office on 02 9231 8182, Monday - Thursday: 9am - 3pm. Friday - Sunday: Closed. 

Spend a unique and memorable Saturday afternoon in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney unravelling the mysteries of perfume while exploring the most fragrant plants found in the Garden.

Join perfume consultant Catherine du Peloux Menage, who will discuss the sense of smell, the science of scent, the history of perfume, and the creation of some of the most famous perfumes ever produced. Catherine has developed a practice as a scent stylist, speaker, and writer on perfume and the sense of smell, speaking on everything from the history of perfume to historical scents and stinks in the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

The talk will be complemented by a walk through the Garden with our expert guides exploring the natural scents of the Garden, learning how plants use scents to attract pollinators and examining famous scents in the Garden including peppermint, lemon myrtle, lavender, patchouli, and more.

This is the second annual Perfume Walk following last year’s sold-out event. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Includes afternoon tea. 


Saturday 31 October
1.00 pm - 4.00 pm


$60 ($50 Foundation & Friends Members)


Maiden Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney




Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens


Metered parking available along Mrs Macquaries Road

Terms and Conditions
Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.

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