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The Calyx

The Calyx is a hub of activity, home to one of the largest green walls in the southern hemisphere, cafe, shopping and an exciting range of events and workshops. 

Located within the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 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 bud'.

The Calyx’s kiosk, the Leaf Department, is now open 8am–4pm every day. Visit for great coffee and juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, sweet treats and snacks.

The Calyx retail shop is open 10am-4pm every day.

Explore a kaleidoscope of colour, plants and passion with Love Your Nature! Step inside the wonderfully diverse world of plant-love in our new immersive horticultural exhibition open on 10am- 4pm daily

The Calyx is a public exhibition space, and in addition available to hire for private events. On occasion, the Calyx will be closed to facilitate these private events. We apologise for any inconvenience

Updates for closures can be found here on our website. The Calyx and Leaf Department Cafe will be closed for private events on the following dates:

Sunday 4 December
Wednesday 7 December
Thursday 8 December
Saturday 10 December - from 1pm
Sunday 11 December - from 1pm
Wednesday 14 December
Thursday 15 December
Friday 16 December - Leaf Department cafe will remain open
Saturday 17 December
Sunday 18 December - from 2pm - Leaf Department cafe will remain open
Friday 23 December - from 2pm
Saturday 24 December - from 2pm
Wednesday 28 December - Leaf Department cafe will remain open

Opening hours

10 am - 4 pm


Entry by donation


The Calyx
Virtual tour

Access Info

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Past exhibits in The Calyx