A few weeks ago, we visited the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney after seeing a performance of Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies. We love the gardens, it is a relaxing place to visit in the city, to wonder and to admire. It is located between the Sydney Opera and the State Library of NSW. Despite its size, It is easy to walk through the different sections of the garden like the Camellia Garden, the Herb Garden, the Oriental Garden and the Calyx our new favourite floral space.
Pollination finished in August 2018. The Calyx will reopen on the 1st of October 2018 with a new installation: Plants with Bite. More info here.
We have been wanting to visit The Calyx space at the Royal Botanic Garden ever since it was established, and especially the Pollination space. We hope to visit it again soon before it closes on the 15th of August 2018 for a new setup.
Pollination is the current floral display at The Calyx and it is just gorgeous and a great place to bring the kids along too. Both my kids loved looking at the flowers, the giant bee and the small bees hanging from the ceiling.
The wall features a collection of plants and flowers showcasing the role colour plays in nature's magnificent act of pollination. Garden beds of vibrant coloured orchids, daisies, gardenias and lilies are set against the backdrop of the display hero - the green wall. The wall, the largest of its kind in Australia, stands at 6 metres high and spans 50 metres.
After a look around the gorgeous wall and floral displays, we found a little kids space by surprise and little Miss and her brother were happy exploring the little kids setup which lets children look at pieces from the garden through a microscope and insects through a magnifying glass
They also loved doing some puzzles and colouring in insects from the garden as well as taking a photo at the little photo booth. Tablets with pictures of flowers and insects were also available for kids to play with.
The Calyx is a gorgeous place to take families and friends while exploring the Royal Botanic Garden but also a great place to have a coffee, high tea, take some photos and attend special events. Entry is free and donations are welcome.