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The Calyx

The Calyx is a hub of activity, offering food, shopping and an exciting range of events, exhibitions and workshops.

Opening hours

The Calyx is closed in preparation for our new flower display, Plants with Bite, which will reopen on 1 October 2018 at 10am. 


A retail shop stocking a selection of garden themed items and souvenirs will be open during the display operating times. There are items perfect for a special gift as well as keepsakes and mementos of your time in the Garden.

What's on in the Garden

With 30 hectares of stunning grounds, visitors can enjoy the Garden at their leisure or choose from a variety of guided tours and walks. Highlights include the Aboriginal Heritage Tour and the free daily Garden Walk. Check out the full program here.


The Calyx is an inclusive environment. View our accessible facilities and access to The Calyx. View accessibility map.

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Discover The Calyx
A contemporary and engaging experience set within the beauty and tradition of the Garden.

The Calyx (pron. kal-iks) is defined as ‘the sepals of a flower, typically forming a whorl that encloses the petals and forms a protective layer around a flower in bud’.

The Calyx is the Garden’s world-class living art gallery and a theatrical experience that houses ever-changing living botanic exhibitions. The Calyx is a place to inspire and capture imagination, an enchanting and magical experience where plants will take you on a journey of discovery
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Meet our ambassador Jamie Durie
International award-winning designer, author and horticulturalist Jamie Durie is now an ambassador of The Calyx. Check out his video and download the map below to discover his favourite places in the Garden.
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Meet our ambassador Catriona Rowntree
‘Australia’s Most Travelled Woman’ and host of Getaway, Catriona Rowntree, reveals her favourite spots and memories in the Garden. Check out her video and download the map below to follow her curated trail.
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Meet our ambassador Indira Naidoo
Indira is one of Australia's broadcasters and best selling author of The Edible Balcony. Indira has a strong interest in global environment and sustainability issues and is a proud ambassador of The Calyx. “The Calyx is a world-class horticultural attraction and I am thrilled to be a part of what will become a Sydney icon".
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