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Fri 16 March, 10:30am - 1pm

Breaking Barriers – Pioneering Women at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Learn about a group of remarkable women scientists who set the foundation for our modern scientific organisation and inspired generations of women botanists to follow.

Learn about determined young horticultural apprentices who fought for not only toilets and changerooms but careers in this once male dominated industry.

Following this talk in the Maiden Theatre we will go for a walk in the garden with volunteer guides, Lynne Cusack and Toni McDowell to explore some of the plants associated with our women scientists past and present.

Upon booking please notify us if you require a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please also let us know of any food allergies.


Friday 16 March, 10:30am for 11am - 1pm


$25 ($20 Foundation & Friends Member)


Maiden Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Terms and Conditions
Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.