Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Precinct Details Add to My Vivid Facebook Twitter Sponsors Vivid Precinct The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Vivid Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney runs from 6pm to 11pm. The Royal Botanic Garden expands its presence during Vivid Sydney 2017. A collaboration and showcase between artists and collectives, young and old, features new developments in projection, lighting and sound technology enable them to use plants, rock walls, tree canopies and even the magnificent trunks of 100-year-old Ficuses, as organic canvases, the nexus perhaps, of art and botany. One of the first creations to make your eyes pop is Electric Forest, an incredible tableau devised by Diploma & Advanced Diploma students in Production Design, Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation students at the Design Centre Enmore and students of Music at the Ultimo Campus. Then, as you walk on into the Garden’s embrace, you are greeted by You lookin’ at me?: five big glaring eyeballs, scattered across the grass verge, behaving like watchful predators. Beware! If you come too close, they take action! Along the way, Birds of Lumos introduce you to ‘Rowi’ – a rare species of Kiwi and her chick – have the body of a light globe, beaks with nostrils and wear sight-enhancing night-goggles. The Sunflowers is a joyous light sculpture that places large potted sunflowers along your route; they bow before you as you pass.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Vivid Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney runs from 6pm to 11pm. The Royal Botanic Garden expands its presence during Vivid Sydney 2017. A collaboration and showcase between artists and collectives, young and old, features new developments in projection, lighting and sound technology enable them to use plants, rock walls, tree canopies and even the magnificent trunks of 100-year-old Ficuses, as organic canvases, the nexus perhaps, of art and botany. One of the first creations to make your eyes pop is Electric Forest, an incredible tableau devised by Diploma & Advanced Diploma students in Production Design, Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation students at the Design Centre Enmore and students of Music at the Ultimo Campus. Then, as you walk on into the Garden’s embrace, you are greeted by You lookin’ at me?: five big glaring eyeballs, scattered across the grass verge, behaving like watchful predators. Beware! If you come too close, they take action! Along the way, Birds of Lumos introduce you to ‘Rowi’ – a rare species of Kiwi and her chick – have the body of a light globe, beaks with nostrils and wear sight-enhancing night-goggles. The Sunflowers is a joyous light sculpture that places large potted sunflowers along your route; they bow before you as you pass.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a major botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Opened in 1816, the garden is the oldest scientific institution in Australia and one of the most important historic botanical institutions in the world. It is open every day of the year and access is free. Its stunning position on Sydney Harbour and immediately adjacent to the Sydney central business district, the Sydney Opera House and the large public parklands of The Domain ensure it is one of the most visited attractions in Sydney.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Vivid Sydney at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney runs from 6pm to 11pm. The Royal Botanic Garden expands its presence during Vivid Sydney 2017. A collaboration and showcase between artists and collectives, young and old, features new developments in projection, lighting and sound technology enable them to use plants, rock walls, tree canopies and even the magnificent trunks of 100-year-old Ficuses, as organic canvases, the nexus perhaps, of art and botany. One of the first creations to make your eyes pop is Electric Forest, an incredible tableau devised by Diploma & Advanced Diploma students in Production Design, Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation students at the Design Centre Enmore and students of Music at the Ultimo Campus. Then, as you walk on into the Garden’s embrace, you are greeted by You lookin’ at me?: five big glaring eyeballs, scattered across the grass verge, behaving like watchful predators. Beware! If you come too close, they take action! Along the way, Birds of Lumos introduce you to ‘Rowi’ – a rare species of Kiwi and her chick – have the body of a light globe, beaks with nostrils and wear sight-enhancing night-goggles. The Sunflowers is a joyous light sculpture that places large potted sunflowers along your route; they bow before you as you pass.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Central Business District The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

The Calyx is Sydney’s newest venue and must-see attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. A fusion of art, theatre and flora, The Calyx boasts stunning architecture and features themed exhibitions.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Bidwell was succeeded the following year by Charles Moore (1820-1905), a Scotsman who had trained in the Botanic Gardens of Trinity College, Dublin. Moore remained Director for 48 years (1848–96) and did much to develop the Botanic Gardens in their modern form. He boldly tackled the problems of poor soil, inadequate water and shortage of funds to develop much of the Gardens as we see them today. The Palm Grove at the heart of the Garden is a reminder of his skill and foresight, as is the reclaimed land behind the Farm Cove seawall which significantly expanded the area of the Garden.
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The first farm by European settlers on the Australian continent, at Farm Cove, was established in 1788 by Governor Phillip. Although that farm failed, the land has been in constant cultivation since that time, as ways were found to make the relatively infertile soils more productive. The Botanic Gardens were founded on this site by Governor Macquarie in 1816 as part of the Governor’s Domain. Australia’s long history of collection and study of plants began with the appointment of the first Colonial Botanist, Charles Fraser, in 1817. The Botanic Gardens is thus the oldest scientific institution in Australia and, from the earliest days, has played a major role in the acclimatisation of plants from other regions. After a succession of colonial botanists and superintendents, including the brothers Richard and Allan Cunningham, both also early explorers, John Carne Bidwill was appointed as the first Director in 1847.
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The Royal Botanic Garden expands its presence during Vivid Sydney 2017. A collaboration and showcase between artists and collectives, young and old, features new developments in projection, lighting and sound technology enable them to use plants, rock walls, tree canopies and even the magnificent trunks of 100-year-old Ficuses, as organic canvases, the nexus perhaps, of art and botany.
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The Calyx is the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s new, world-class horticultural exhibition space. Our diverse and contemporary food style with a twist on botanical themes, your guests will indulge in your selected seated or cocktail menu from grazing feasts, to intricate canapés and flavoursome seated menus. Our head chef ensures the highest quality produce guides the menu with carefully crafted event offerings.
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The Botanic Garden once housed a zoo. The zoo was Sydney’s first and operated in the Gardens from 1862 until 1883, when most of it was transferred to Moore Park. During these years much of the remnant natural vegetation of the surrounding Domain was removed and planted as parkland. The Moreton Bay Figs, one of the major elements of this planting, continue to dominate the landscape.
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In 1879 a substantial area of the Domain, south of the Government House stables (now the Conservatorium of Music), was taken for the building of the Garden Exhibition Palace. This building, ‘an outstanding example of Victorian architectural exuberance, with towers and turrets deployed around a giant dome 100 feet (30 m) in diameter surmounted by a lantern 200 feet (61 m) above the ground’, dominated Sydney’s skyline and covered over two hectares (4.9 acres). The International Exhibition held in the Palace attracted over one million visitors. However, the building was destroyed by fire in 1882 and the land, now known as the Palace Garden, was added to the Botanic Gardens.