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The Calyx

The Calyx is currently closed for maintenance and changeover of the horticulture exhibition. The venue will re-open on 3 December 2021 with our newest display, Inside the Tide.

Please contact feedback@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions.

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'.

On occasion, The Calyx is closed for private events and functions. Updates for closures can be found here on our website. The Calyx will be closed for a private event on the following date (s)

  • No closures currently scheduled

The Calyx will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a fitted face mask is mandatory while you are in any of our indoor spaces. The Calyx is restricted to 100 people within the venue, so please be patient.

What we're asking you to do...
  • All visitors will be asked to check in using the Service NSW app on arrival. This includes all members of any family groups, including children.
  • Masks are mandatory when visiting The Calyx and are available at the front desk.
  • Wait outside if we have reached capacity. We will get you in as quickly as possible.
  • Bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases (we won’t be accepting cash).
  • Don’t visit in a large group.
  • Don’t visit if you’re unwell or, if in the last 14 days, you have experienced cold or flu symptoms, have returned from overseas or have been to or had contact with someone from a Covid hotspot.
  • Keep up to date with NSW Health advisories about COVID-19, including outbreaks.
  • Consider downloading the COVIDSafe app.

At the Venue...
  • Please wear a face mask when visiting
  • Use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others at all times.
  • Wait in a marked queue or go elsewhere if a particular space has too many people.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, and put the tissue in a bin.
  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds in our restrooms.

 We will continue to monitor the advice of NSW Health and update our guidance as appropriate.
Thank you for your support as we all work together to keep our community COVIDSafe.

Please refer to our Covid-19 Update here. 

Opening hours

Opening Dec 3


Entry by donation


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
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Access Info

Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Inside the Tide Exhibit

Explore a marine dream of coral, kelp and coast with Inside the Tide!

Find out more

Exhibitions at The Calyx

The Calyx welcomes the inclusion of the new exhibition space, located in the heart of the Garden. Enquire today! 

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Past exhibits in The Calyx