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21 Nov 2018

Five gorgeous gifts from the Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are well-loved destinations for locals and visitors so why not wrap up an experience, luxury candle or a limited-edition gin for the holidays. Proceeds of all sales help protect the natural environment by supporting the ground-breaking science and conservation work at the Botanic Gardens.  

Gift the essence of the Garden

Inspired by the botanicals featured within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, FLORESCENCE is a collaboration with luxury fragrance house Atelier LUMIRA. Be transported back to the city oasis with the blended aroma of tangerine and clove elevated by magnolia, jasmine, gardenia and neroli and settles with earthy notes of patchouli, amber and sandalwood. Price: $70. More information here.

Raw honey from the Garden

This honey is collected from the hives at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – the bees have access to a smorgasbord of native and exotic flowers, giving the honey an unrivalled flavour profile. The 100% raw honey is only $14.50 a jar. More information here.

A book for history buffs

The First 200 Years is a celebration of the history of Australia's oldest botanic garden and scientific institution – the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. In addition to telling the fascinating story of the Garden's history, plants, collections and collectors, it also offers an insight into the evolution of the city of Sydney from the arrival of the First Fleet to the present day. Price: $65. More information here.

Garden grown gin

Premium Australian artisan spirit brand, Garden Grown Gin (formerly named Distillery Botanica Gin), has partnered with the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan to create a new limited-edition ‘Botanic Garden Grown Gin.’ Using native botanicals such as Ginger Rhizome, Mount White Lime, Orange Berry, Wombat Berry, Macadamia and a touch of the famous Bunya Pine Nut this well-balanced gin explores the essence of Australian biodiversity. Price $129. More information here.

Gift a natural skincare experience

Natural skincare options are growing in popularity for being kinder to skin and better for our planet, while still offering a little bit of luxury in your day.

The Calyx will be hosting a hands-on natural skincare making class on 9 February 2019 with Sage Cosmetics Coaching, no experience is necessary and all equipment is supplied. Workshop $45. More information and booking details here.

Looking for more nature inspired gifts for the holidays? Check out the full listing from the Garden here.

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