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Pollination - Bee-cause it's all in the colour and scent
Pollination - A large floral bee shows the way
Did you know bees see the colour red as black? Bees are more attracted to bright blue and violet colours? That different pollinators see colour differently? Welcome to the world of pollination!
A section of the Green wall
Running until 15 August, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney visitors can enjoy and admire an impressive and informative floral and plant display at The Calyx. Pollination is a FREE display, curated by The Gardens horticultural team, featuring a large collection of plants and flowers showcasing the role colour plays during pollination.
What's pollination without large bees?
Throughout the display, the many varieties of plants and flowers are grouped in colours, including white, reds and orange, and blues and purples, to reflect pollinator attraction. From pretty daisies though to elegant orchids, the massed colour is stunning.
Wander around the garden beds, read interesting facts about pollination, learn the botanical name of those on display and admire the colour and scent. Or simply stand back and take in the largest interior green wall in the Southern Hemisphere, standing 6 metres high by 50 metres. Read the word framed out in plants and flowers. It is really quite impressive.
The stunning green wall - all plants
For those wishing to sit, relax and enjoy the display a little longer, the Calyx Cafe is open during display hours serving light snacks and coffee or hot food from 11am to 3pm. Or for those looking for something a little more decadent, high tea is available Friday through to Sunday starting at $49 for kids.
Whether you pop in for a quick look or stay for a bite, visit regularly, as the types of flowers on display will change throughout the display period as seasons and availability change.