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Ditch the winter blues for this bright display
Winter often brings images of dulled tones whether it is in the weather or fashion hues but not at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. In the Calyx this winter, it's all about brilliant colour in the form of brilliant blooms.
All About Flowers is a new exhibition blowing away the cold blues of the season with bright begonias, hydrangeas, garvineas, moth orchids and more. There are wonderful flower beds to wander and admire as well as the backdrop six metre high wall that is a living masterpiece. Stretching fifty metres in length, it is Australia's largest green wall transformed into a 'watercolour painting' that pays homage to the masters of Impressionism.
If you love gardens, this is not to be missed. The spectacular setting will certainly wow you and make you feel as though you're in the middle of spring and if you haven't experienced the Calyx before then now is the time to. This world class gallery hosts various botanic exhibitions and events, from seminars to cocktail parties and weddings.
To add to your enjoyment of this floral display, from 3rd June until 30th July, you can take delight in a decadent high tea with a twist. For $68.37, devour a selection of savoury and sweet items that include roast brisket & horseradish brioche sliders; pork & fennel sausage rolls with bush tomato relish; capsicum, fetta and smoked paprika tartlets; warm scones with double Devonshire cream, lemon curd and preserves; chocolate choux; assorted French macaroons and mini cup cakes, all amongst the flowers. NV Moet Chandon and NV Domain Chandon Rose can be ordered separately on the day. For tickets and the full list of inclusions, click here.
But that's not all. A number of activities are also happening in and around the Calyx area. Springing into life is a program of events, performances, workshops and science presentations. Monday mornings, until 19th June, see yoga classes for the mind and body, whilst Tuesdays at lunchtime until 30th June, see students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music performing live. On Thursday 1st June, there is an Ikebana workshop where you'll be introduced to the art of Japanese floral arranging and, on the following Thursday, a three hour drawing class inspired by nature will further indulge the creative in you. There's also printmaking and astronomy, plus more. Full details can be found here.
This all adds up to a lot of fun and interest for both young and old. So bring colour into your winter in this enchanting experience with the floral display open daily from 10am-4pm. Entry is free (donations are welcome), however, bookings are recommended.