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Family Fun, Behind the Scenes with Scientists and More Ways to Play at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney This Autumn

February 6, 2018 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

With the transformation of autumn leaves comes unique new ways to spend time outdoors in the heart of the CBD at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Discover how peaceful the Garden is in the early hours of the morning by experiencing an outdoor yoga class or by having breakfast with the beautiful birds that inhabit this magnificent greenspace. If you are more of a night owl, watch the Garden come alive with nocturnal critters during a night-life tour or be amazed by the artistic light works of the Vivid Festival in a twilight tour.

Although many visitors come to the Garden to explore the great outdoors, many wonder what happens behind the scenes. This autumn our passionate plant scientists are inviting the public to join them on a rare tour through the National Herbarium of NSW, Molecular Laboratory and PlantClinic. During this fascinating walk, visitors will be shown specimens from Australia’s early explorers, a sneak peek into how the scientists work to treat plant diseases and so much more.

The Garden will also open the gates to families looking for the Easter Bunny who will be making an appearance during The Great Garden Egg Hunt. Children will complete fun challenges in exchange for chocolate eggs and take part in themed games such as an egg and spoon race!

There is also plenty of opportunity to entertain the kids over autumn and throughout the school holidays at the Garden. World Storytelling day is a free, fun family activity that weaves song, puppetry and performance that will transport you to a wonderful, imaginary place. It isn’t just words entertaining kids at the Garden, they can also learn funky moves in a day-time disco led by experienced dance instructors.

That isn’t all, there is much more to uncover and explore at the Garden including Sustainable Living Workshops at The Calyx, the Handa Opera and of course – Garden Month in May. The full list of events is below;

• 17-18 Feb Tomato Festival Sydney

• 17-18 Feb Pizza Plants at Tomato Festival Sydney

• 24 Feb & 24 March Aboriginal Food Experience

• March – July Sustainable Living Series at The Calyx

• 7 March Aboriginal Art Class

• 10 March Aboriginal Weaving Workshop

• 16 March Breaking Barriers – Pioneering Women

• 17 May Secret Science

• 10 March Birdwatchers Breakfast

• 2 March Garden Night Life

• 18 March World Storytelling Day

• 31 March & 1 April The Great Garden Hunt

• 16-29 April Ikebana Exhibition: Nature Intertwining part of Garden Art Month

• 16, 17, 18, 24 & 27 April Emu Egg Explorers

• 16 April Create and Play!

• 18, 19, 26 & 27 April Garden Grubs

• 20 & 27 April Botanic Beats – Garden Disco!

• 21 April – 6 May Botanica Art Exhibition: Symbiosis part of Garden Art Month

• May Garden Art Month

• 29 May Garden Twilight Tour

• Mon, Wed, Thurs Yoga in The Garden

• Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tours

• Thursdays Dandy Lions for under 5s every

• Wed, Fri, Sat Aboriginal Heritage Tour

• Garden Design Series – Full Series part of Garden Art Month

• Vivid • Handa Opera

• Free Guided Walks daily at 10:30 am plus 1 pm on weekdays

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