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Pollination at The Calyx

Final days to experience Pollination at The Calyx! Closes 15 August.

In the plant world, colour is the essential ingredient for pollination. Watch as The Calyx is transformed into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour in the new, free floral display Pollination.

Curated by the horticultural team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the display features a collection of plants and flowers showcasing the role colour plays in natures magnificent act of pollination.

Garden beds of vibrant coloured orchids, daisies, gardenias and lilies are set against the backdrop of the display hero -the green wall. 

The wall, the largest of its kind in Australia, standing at 6 metres high and spanning 50 metres, showcases the Pollination theme with Dichondra, Syngonium and Heuchera.

Opening hours:

Pollination at The Calyx is open 15 September 2017– 15 August 2018 
10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.

Please note: The Calyx is occasionally booked for exclusive private access only. Operational times and openings will be published here so we suggest checking or phoning (02) 9231 8104 before arriving. 

Register for free entry:

Bookings are not required to visit our latest exhibition, Pollination. Entry to Pollination is free for all guests. On entry, and throughout the display, visitors will be able to show their appreciation for the stunning work by making a gold coin donation to support the upkeep of Pollination and the development of future displays. 


The Calyx Café is open during display hours. Sit down and relax with a delicious light snack and a coffee or order lunch from our hot food menu available from 11am - 3pm. Alternatively select a ‘grab and go’ option and explore the Garden seeking the perfect place for lunch with a view. 


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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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’.

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