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Picnic at the Garden

Enjoy a picnic and discover your garden this summer. It's a great way to get outdoors and reconnect with friends and family.

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney offers a world-class backdrop for your picnic, which includes breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour and the finest Australian plant life.

There are multiple options available for purchasing picnic hampers at the Garden. Both hampers offer mouth-watering, spectacular food that elevates your picnic experience and removes the hassle of preparing it yourself.

The Calyx Hamper orders must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance and are available between 11 am and 2:30 pm.

Picnic Box by Luke Nguyen is available Wednesday to Sunday only. Pre-order a minimum 24 hours in advance.

Picnic Bookings
Picnic and garden party bookings are essential for groups of more than 20 people. We have a variety of venues that can cater to large groups or smaller boutique picnics.



Starting from $70


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Book a picnic or garden party
Relax and enjoy quality time with friends, family or colleagues in Sydney's favourite garden. Escape the city and experience tranquility when you book a picnic or garden party with us.

We have options to meet any requirement - large private bookings to smaller intimate settings. View our selection of venues in the Garden.
View our venues and picnic spots
Picnic Hampers at The Calyx
Enjoy a scenic High Tea inspired picnic in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney without the hassle! Pre-order our exclusive High Tea ‘In Bloom’ Picnic Hamper, featuring some of your favourites from The Calyx:


An assortment of finger sandwiches:

  • Cucumber & lime cream cheese
  • Smoked salmon, avocado & red onion
  • Poached chicken & tarragon

Chamomile & honey scones
with strawberry jam & cream

Almond & elderflower shortbread, ruby chocolate ganache & strawberry
Blueberry & lavender friands
Dark chocolate & raspberry rosewater tart

Order now
Picnic Box by Luke Nguyen
Enjoy a scenic picnic in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney without the hassle!
Pre-order our delicious picnic box by Luke Nguyen, featuring all your favourites from Botanic House.


Edamame & avocado salsa, sesame rice crackers, lemon olive oil (v, vg, gf)
Mushroom, cabbage & corn spring rolls and Asian herbs (v, vg)
Honey Pork charcoal bao with pickled vegetable & Sriracha mayo
Roast duck salad, pickled vegetables, bean sprouts, cherry tomato, chilli jam
Cream caramel pudding, coconut sponge cake (gf)
Vietnamese coffee tres leches, miso caramel, Chinese almond cookie
Order now