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Every Friday, 10.30am - 12pm

Private Buggy Tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Join Horticulturist and Historian on a Private Buggy Tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Join Horticulturist and Historian, Paul Nicholson, on an exclusive buggy tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australia's oldest botanic garden and a thirty hectare paradise adjoining Sydney Harbour. Explore the site's history, seasonal displays, heritage tree collection and meet some of the animals and insects that make this oasis in the city their home, on this 1.5 hour exclusive tour. Paul will share with you some the stories our more than 25,000 plants (more than 7,000 different species) have to tell. Bizarre stories of pollination, inspiring stories of resilience and tales of our plants connections to scientists, scientific discovery and even royalty.
 
The tour begins at The Calyx, featuring our latest display inBLOOM. Grab a coffee and explore the display before the tour. The tour finishes at Growing Friends Plant Sales, selling rare and unique plants from our living collection propagated by our volunteers.
 
Remember it is your special tour, so be sure to let us know any specific interests or needs. Our buggy can take up to 5 guests. Booking is via a primary contact. 
 
Please contact Paul Nicholson if you have any questions or would like to book a group for a different day. (Note a premium applies to weekend bookings).

Members of Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens receive 10% off events, plus 20% off Growing Friends Plant Sales. Find out more and join & save today! Click here. If you are already a member, please contact the office for your exclusive discount code: Foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au or 02 9231 8181, Monday - Thursday, 9am - 3pm. 
 

Please note the following changes due to COVID-19
We will transfer your tickets to another date if you have:

  • Shown any symptoms related to COVID-19

Please do not book if you have:

  • Travelled overseas, to Victoria or any other known hotspot in the last 14 days
  • Been tested for COVID-19 and are still awaiting results
  • Been in contact with someone travelling overseas, to Victoria or any other known hotspot in the last 14 days
  • Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

When

Every Friday, 10.30am - 12pm

Price

$350 ($315 Foundation & Friends Members)

Where

The Calyx

Transport

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

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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. If the tour is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions or due to concerns over Covid-19 safety on either our behalf or that of the customer, a full refund is given. A full refund is given for cancellation up to 7 days before the tour. Cancellations on the day by the customer incur a 50 % cancellation fee. Cancellation between 7 days and the day of the tour incurs a cancellation fee of 10%.

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