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Reopens on 27 August 2019

Plants with Bite

The Calyx will be closed for 2 weeks from Tuesday 13 August to Monday 26 August for scheduled maintenance, new plantings and additional upgrades. Read more here.


Plants with Bite tells the story of the captivating and bizarre world of carnivorous plants. As fascinating as they are horrifying, these plants are truly a miracle of evolution. Sun, soil and sky – this is all most plants need to survive. Yet carnivorous plants can thrive in inhospitable environments by luring, trapping, killing and digesting insects.
At this free floral display you’ll get to see the iconic Venus flytrap: an example of a ‘snap trap’. You can also observe the ‘pitfall’, ‘flypaper’, ‘lobster-pot’ and ‘bladder’ styles of traps. Combining botany with hands-on activities, Plants with Bite showcases these fascinating plants while bringing awareness to the ways in which many species are currently under threat due to habitat loss.
Curated by horticulturalists at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, this is the largest vertical floral wall in the southern hemisphere. If you can't get to Sydney or you're just hungry for more carnivorous plant fun and facts, listen to our podcast episode below. 

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.


Reopens on 27 August 2019


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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What's on at The Calyx
The area around The Calyx will spring to life with events, performances, workshops and science presentations 
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Carnivorous plants
Carnivorous plants have evolved a number of different ways to lure, capture and eat their prey.

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