We're delighted that the Garden has won Event of the Year and Community Program of the Year at the Parks & Leisure Regional Awards of Excellence – read more about the award-winning Event and Program here [ Goo.gl Link ]
Were delighted that the Garden has won Event of the Year and

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney wins three times at Parks & Leisure Australia’s 2017 Regional Awards

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Mary Zignic
Sandra P Quayle
David Dingle
Reclaim your lunch break and join us today at #TheCalyx in the Garden for a FREE music performance from students at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney.

Performances will showcase the Conservatorium’s chamber music program, with diverse music from the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary eras, as well as jazz.

Performances TODAY from 12:15 -1pm. It will be your...
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Reclaim your lunch break and join us today at TheCalyx in the
Nadine Toscano
Josh Steele
Have you been inspired by the #SMHhalfmarathon? The Neuroblastoma Run2Cure in The Domain is a fun day out for the whole family and includes a timed 10km, timed 5km, timed 3km and 1km events as well as various children’s activities - so there’s something for superheroes of all abilities.

Find more information here: [ Nsw.gov.au Link ]
Have you been inspired by the SMHhalfmarathon The Neuroblastoma Run2Cure in The
Michele Hatch
Jenny Barker
Gail Hartmann
Did you know that pineapples are grown in the Garden? 80% of the world’s foods derive from plants and pineapple is the third most cultivated fruit in the world. Discover what numbers 1 and 2 are, if they are grown in the Garden plus many more interesting (and potentially life-saving!) facts about our plant species in our 'Garden of Good and Evil' walk on 26 May.

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Did you know that pineapples are grown in the Garden 80 of
One week to go until Vivid Sydney opens at The Royal Botanic Garden!
One week to go until Vivid Sydney opens at The Royal Botanic Garden

Vivid Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden

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Brooke Cohen
Linda Roberts
Lauren Jamille
Vivid Sydney returns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from 26 May to 17 June 2017 and will run from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm every night. FREE entry.

Visit, explore and discover the natural beauty of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Back for a second year, it will host a brilliant variety of projections on the Garden’s natural canvases.

Feeling hungry? Take a break and head to the Enchanted...
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Vivid Sydney returns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from 26 May

Vivid Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden

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Kristi J Archer
Emily Jessica
Liz Marie Millan
Join us at Australia's oldest botanic garden to celebrate United Nation's World Biodiversity Day on 22 May.

Our volunteer guides will lead you on a special walk, "Teeming with Life", in which you will explore the remarkable diversity of birds, animals and insects to be found in the garden and the special relationships they share with our plant collections.

Admission is free but...
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Join us at Australias oldest botanic garden to celebrate United Nations World
Marguerite Evans
Lisa Rowland
Ruchi Bansal
#FactOfTheDay in honour of the fourth international Fascination of Plants Day 2017

These tiny Eucalyptus tereticornis seedlings can grow into mighty canopy trees up to 50 metres tall and 2 metres wide.
The wood of the forest red gum is incredibly dense and strong and is used for construction in heavy engineering.

Seeds the size of pinheads growing into giants of the forest: one of thousands...
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FactOfTheDay in honour of the fourth international Fascination of Plants Day 2017
Gavin Palmer
Rosemary Williams
Lyn Fricker
Exciting news, the doors will soon be open to our new display at #TheCalyx!

#AllAboutFlowers is a FREE floral display designed to bring some colour into winter. #AllAboutFlowers will be open 20 May - 30 July, 10am - 4pm. Come and see the largest indoor green wall in Australia!

For more details, visit: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Exciting news the doors will soon be open to our new display at TheCalyx
Sarah May
Suzanne Leigh
Zelda Booth
We recently launched a WORLD FIRST in the science of bush restoration, #RestoreandRenew.

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is Australia’s oldest scientific institution. Restore & Renew is one of Australia's most future focused research projects, applying the very latest genetic technology to conservation in a way that could revolutionise bush regeneration practices in Australia and around the...
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Luke Armstrong
Inge Buchanan
Do you love drawing?

Discover how new species are recorded at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney by botanical illustrator, Catherine Wardrop [ Goo.gl Link ]
Do you love drawing Discover how new species are recorded at the

Recording new plant species goes digital

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Kerry Carter
Stevie Armstrong
Alan Millar
Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day today.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day today
Sonia Veloso
Brooke Cohen
Jessica Li
This year the #MDC2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Domain. The Mother's Day Classic walk or run is a major fundraiser for breast cancer research, and has raised $30 million in the last 20 years. Head down to The Domain and show your support for the Mother's Day Classic

Let’s walk all over breast cancer together. Best of luck to everyone running today and have fun!

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This year the MDC2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Domain The
‘If the heart of the Gardens are the plants, the soul is our volunteers’ - Paul Nicholson (Garden Site Coordinator Volunteer Programs) #NVW2017

A big thank you to all our wonderful 700 + volunteers who do an amazing job supporting the science, horticulture, and engagement of our visitors, in the oldest botanic garden in Australia!
If the heart of the Gardens are the plants the soul is
Danielle Torkington
Pippa Wren
Ruth Harris
The Volunteer Guides of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney have been engaging with visitors on walks through the Garden for over 35 years. With an accumulated wealth of knowledge of this forever-changing landscape the Volunteer Guides have compiled this fascinating book of walks to share with you. You can pick up the Little Book of Walks at the Garden Shop.

You can also join one of our...
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The Volunteer Guides of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney have been engaging
Brooke Cohen
Jane Daniels
Danielle O'Hara
#FunFactThursday! Did you know that the succulent garden used to be a zoo?

It’s been 50 years since the last animal from the original zoo passed away peacefully in the RBG where it lived free range for 84 years after the animals were moved to the Zoological Gardens at Moore Park (current site of Sydney Girls High School) in 1883.

She was a Yellow-foot Tortoise (Geochelone denticulata) who...
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FunFactThursday Did you know that the succulent garden used to be a zoo
Ray Rendall
This Saturday, join an Aboriginal Guide for an art class inspired by traditional Aboriginal art concepts and the environment around you. Using materials provided – including sticks, ochre, grasses and bark as well as paints and natural brushes, you will create a unique piece of art to take home with you. Suitable for adults and kids!

Book your ticket here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
This Saturday join an Aboriginal Guide for an art class inspired by
Lina Preciado de Novak
Louise Fitzgerald
Home-grown talent claims 2017 Margaret Flockton Award

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s 2017 Margaret Flockton Award has been awarded to Australian-born Lucy T. Smith, a botanic illustrator working at London’s prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Lucy’s analogue depiction of Calamus pintaudii, a palm from Papua New Guinea, was marked as the very top-scorer in a competitive international...
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Homegrown talent claims 2017 Margaret Flockton Award
Alexis Buckby
Did you know the NSW Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney houses over 1.2 million plant specimens, including those collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific in 1770?

Get a rare glimpse of these significant specimens on the Plant Science by Night tour on Thursday 11 May.

Limited spaces left. Book your ticket here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Did you know the NSW Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Jennifer Nicol
Jill Allott
Angela Peterswald
The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust has a commitment to take its expertise ‘beyond the garden walls’ and serve the broader community through innovative outreach programs. ‘Community Greening’ is a range of activities to promote communal garden projects. By promoting communal gardening in social housing communities, and on nearby locations, we make a significant contribution to improved...
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The Royal Botanic Gardens Domain Trust has a commitment to take its
Pippa Wren
Sandra P Quayle
Dan Diggler