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Daily 10 am - 4 pm

Plants with Bite

Enter the captivating and bizarre world of carnivorous plants with the living exhibition Plants with Bite. Featuring 25,000 of the world's hungriest and creepiest plants this exhibit tells the story of how the iconic Venus flytrap, lobster pots, bladders and more, lure, trop, kill and digest insects. A true miracle of evolution, marvel at the simplicity of these plants.

While you're visiting wonder at one of the largest vertical floral walls in the southern hemisphere, enjoy a bite at the cafe, take a breather while the kids explore in the kids play corner or pick up a collectable from the retail shop.  

Plants with Bite will be open until winter 2020.

The Calyx is open daily from 10 am - 4 pm (closed on 25th December and 31st December).

Please note: The Calyx is occasionally closed for private access. Updates will be published on this page so we suggest checking here, or phoning (02) 9231 8104 before arriving.

The Calyx will be closed from 1 pm on Monday 25 November for a private event.



Entry by donation


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Closest entry is Morshead Fountain Gate, Shakespeare Place cnr Macquarie Street


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Feeding time at Plants with Bite
Join us for this fun and educational experience where you will learn about the evolution of carnivorous plants.
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Sustainable Living at The Calyx
From learning the basics about beekeeping to making your own beauty products, to fermenting and preserving your own food, there is something for everybody to enjoy.
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