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Pollination at The Calyx - The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Pollination - Bee-cause it's all in the colour and scent
Pollination at The Calyx
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!

Pollination at The Calyx
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.

Pollination at The Calyx
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.

Pollination at The Calyx
The white flower bed


Pollination at The Calyx
The red flower bed


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.

Pollination at The Calyx
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.

Pollination at The Calyx
Flowers on the wall
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Why? Learn the role of colour in pollination
When: 10am-4pm
Where: Mrs Macquarie Road, Sydney
Cost: FREE - donation appreciated
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