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Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday Walks December - Living Heritage

Led by our expert staff and volunteers, this series of walks will help you and your family discover and appreciate the beautiful intersection of nature, horticulture, science and history that is the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.​

Each month we will explore a different seasonal theme in the Garden. Uncovering the mysteries of pollination, the extraordinary stories of our trees, the resilience of Australian plants and how this amazing garden evolved from the colonies first European Farm to one of the world’s leading scientific organisations.
Join us on a 1.5 - 2 hour themed walk to discover the plants, people and animals that make and have made your beautiful Botanic Garden by the harbour.

  • December - Living Heritage - join us to explore the built, living and intangible heritage of Australia's oldest Botanic Garden. Plants, staff, historical figures, buildings (present and departed), intersect to create a remarkable shared heritage. Their stories come alive on this walk led by guides passionate about conserving and sharing this heritage. 
  • February - Australia before the Gum Trees - What did the landscape and flora of Australia look more than 100 million years ago, before the Gum Tree became the dominant and iconic tree of Australia's forest flora. This walk takes you to shady and wetter parts of our Garden to visit modern relatives of plants that once occurred on the supercontinent Gondwana. 


Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.

Masks are not required but recommended where you are unable to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres.

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all people associated with this booking have or are not:

- Currently infected with COVID-19.

- Been in contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are under instruction from NSW Health to isolate.

- Been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results

- Showing any symptoms related to COVID-19

If any of the above apply to you or any attendee associated with this booking, we request that you do not attend this program. In this instance please contact us via email on tours.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au to arrange a change of date for your booking.

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with their booking are complying with the latest requirements of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Website, which takes precedence over the above guidelines.


Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


GA $25 l F&F $20


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney
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Public transport recommended. Limited parking available