Hidden Design Festival, Sydney

Hidden Design Festival 2018 reveals the usually private gardens and outdoor spaces behind the gates, walls, passageways and hedges that showcase the talents of some of our leading landscape designers. Members of the public are invited to buy a ticket that gives them access to all of the gardens. Most of these gardens have never before been opened to the public and are unlikely to be open again.

Gardens will be open in various locations around Sydney.

Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour

Join Dr Dale Dixon, Curator Manager of the Royal Botanic Garden for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new tropical display house, known as Latitude 23. Closed to the general public, it is home to an amazing collection of ferns, orchids, aroids, tillandsias, bromeliads, lilies, begonias, palms and cycads – many of the plants that were kept in the Pyramid and the Arc.

Cost: $25 (Foundation & Friends Member $20)

Contact: 02 9231 8182

 

Growing Friends Nursery Spring Fair

This year’s Growing Friends Nursery Spring Fair will have masses of healthy plants for sale, including Heliotropes, Bromeliads, Begonias, Hedychiums, Salvias, unusual natives from Growing Friends at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and cool-climate specialties from the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah group.

Highlights include rare Geebungs, Persoonia pinifolia and P. levis from Mount Annan, Duvernoia adhatodoides from Sydney, and Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii from Mount Tomah. Indoor plants, from The Calyx exhibition, include Philodendron, Dieffenbachia seguine ’Tropic Marianne‘ and Anthurium andraeanum.

 

When: 14-15 October AND 21-22 October, 10am to 4pm.

Location: Growing Friends Nursery at the Sydney Botanic Gardens.
Located adjacent to Mrs Macquaries Road, just north of the Foundation & Friends’ cottage. Entry from within the Garden is past the Maiden Theatre behind the Succulent Garden.

Price: Plants from $5.

Contact: 02 9231 8182

 

Flash your members card at the Growing Friends Spring Fair, on both weekends during Artisans in the Gardens, to receive fabulous discounts on a great range of plants. The Fair highlights include:

Wollemi Pine — Growing Friends will be selling 20 large plants grown at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan (featuring metal tags with details such as the trees from which they originated);

Pine-leaved Geebung — difficult to propagate and therefore quite uncommon, this beautiful NSW native shrub has soft pine-like foliage and yellow flowers;

Blue Mountains Pine — this critically-endangered species is thought to be 200 million years old (and is highly sought-after as a bonsai subject); and

Chrysophyllum imperiale — this rare and majestic species originates from the rainforests of Brazil.

 

If you can’t attend the Fair in the Royal Botanic Garden, your membership card will give you a 20% discount on plant sales at the Growing Friends Nursery (Mon-Sat) and the Visitor Centres in the Australian Botanic Garden and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

 

Artisans in the Gardens, Sydney

See a huge range of eclectic work by dozens of artists and artisans from around Australia. Art, sculpture, furniture, decorative work and jewellery in media such as ceramics, glass, art, paper, mosaic, metalwork, woven works, timber, LED, found and reused objects and more. All works are for sale. Lion Gate Lodge, (enter from Mrs Macquaries Road), Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, NSW, 10am-4pm daily. Free entry.

Growing Friends Nursery Spring Fair

This year’s Growing Friends Nursery Spring Fair will have masses of healthy plants for sale, including Heliotropes, Bromeliads, Begonias, Hedychiums, Salvias, unusual natives from Growing Friends at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and cool-climate specialties from the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah group.

Highlights include rare Geebungs, Persoonia pinifolia and P. levis from Mount Annan, Duvernoia adhatodoides from Sydney, and Pherosphaera fitzgeraldii from Mount Tomah. Indoor plants, from The Calyx exhibition, include Philodendron, Dieffenbachia seguine ’Tropic Marianne‘ and Anthurium andraeanum.

 

When: 14-15 October AND 21-22 October, 10am to 4pm.

Location: Growing Friends Nursery at the Sydney Botanic Gardens.
Located adjacent to Mrs Macquaries Road, just north of the Foundation & Friends’ cottage. Entry from within the Garden is past the Maiden Theatre behind the Succulent Garden.

Price: Plants from $5.

Contact: 02 9231 8182

 

Flash your members card at the Growing Friends Spring Fair, on both weekends during Artisans in the Gardens, to receive fabulous discounts on a great range of plants. The Fair highlights include:

Wollemi Pine — Growing Friends will be selling 20 large plants grown at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan (featuring metal tags with details such as the trees from which they originated);

Pine-leaved Geebung — difficult to propagate and therefore quite uncommon, this beautiful NSW native shrub has soft pine-like foliage and yellow flowers;

Blue Mountains Pine — this critically-endangered species is thought to be 200 million years old (and is highly sought-after as a bonsai subject); and

Chrysophyllum imperiale — this rare and majestic species originates from the rainforests of Brazil.

 

If you can’t attend the Fair in the Royal Botanic Garden, your membership card will give you a 20% discount on plant sales at the Growing Friends Nursery (Mon-Sat) and the Visitor Centres in the Australian Botanic Garden and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

 

The 3rd City: International Festival of Landscape Architecture

The 3rd City is the future city, a postulation to be mapped, tested and debated. The 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture welcomes you into the 3rd City, to explore its dimensions and imagine its landscape potential. The 3rd City will take us beyond post-industrial urbanisation to ask what is necessary and what is possible for future cities, their people, their ecologies, their territories and spaces. Join us in Sydney for a two day journey through the 3rd City, where a mix of keynote speakers and short presentations will challenge us to engage with the diverse facets of the emergent 3rd City.

This year’s line-up showcases a lively and engaging range of speakers, with the Festival Creative Directorate committed to delivering a program that challenges us to engage with the diverse facets of the emergent 3rd City. Speakers include:

Dr Pierre Bélanger, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Prof Hillary Brown, City College of New York
Prof Jeff Hou, University of Washington
Mia Lehrer, MIA LEHRER + ASSOCIATES
Prof Nina-Marie Lister, PLANDFORM
Jan van der Grift, Bureau Plano
Adam Beck, Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
Dr Julian Bolleter, Australian Urban Design Research Centre
Prof Rob Roggema, University of Technology Sydney
Melissa Cate Christ, transverse studio
Roderick Simpson, Greater Sydney Commission
Prof James Weirick, UNSW Built Environment
Anne-Marie Pisani, Parks Victoria
Jon Hazelwood, HASSELL
Fiona Robbé, Architects of Arcadia
Tim O’Loan, AECOM
Dr Libby Gallagher, Gallagher Studio
Prof Margaret Somerville, University of Western Sydney
Aunty Jacinta Tobin, Darug Elder
Leanne Tobin, Darug Aboriginal artist and teacher
Festival:

Conference:
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017

Venue:
Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney

Early bird tickets close on 30 June!
Save up to $200 by reserving your Conference pass before 30 June. Plus all conference passes now include a complimentary ticket to the Festival Party! > BOOK NOW

Final speakers, full Festival Conference program and an exciting schedule of Festival Fringe events to be announced shortly.

Robertson Open Gardens

Enjoy 7 private gardens open over the weekend of 7-8 October in Robertson in the scenic Southern Highlands of NSW, an easy 1:45 hour drive from Sydney. Set among rolling hills amidst the stunning country scenery, these beautiful gardens range from large country gardens to smaller town gardens and are guaranteed to inspire gardener visitors. Five of the gardens are large country gardens on the outskirts of Robertson, with three in the village. These gardens demonstrate all the beauty of gardening in the Southern Highlands.

Eden Unearthed – Craft Workshop

Take a break from every day working life and turn your hand to handmade daffodils.

At the beginning of the 2.5 hour workshop craft artist Alison Thompson will provide you with your own daffodil kit that includes full written instructions along with everything you need to make a beautiful and unique daffodil. Each completed daffodil can be attached to a twig and placed in the daffodil garden at Eden Gardens as part of the stunning Hope Blooms installation. Includes a delicious Morning tea. 

You will be amazed at the stunning variety of daffodils that can be created from one simple easy to follow pattern and experience a wonderful sense of achievement when you see what you can create while taking time out from your working day.

The Craft Workshop is being held at Eden Gardens, 307 Lane Cove Road, (corner of Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park, NSW 2113.

Further details: Eden Events on 02 9491 9976 or email events@edengardens.com.au.

Eden Unearthed – Ink Drawing Workshop


Visit Eden Gardens and learn how to create traditional Chinese ink paintings, with Jane Gillings. This 2 hour workshop will explore some techniques for creating simple paintings of flowers and plants found in Eden’s Display Gardens.

Participants will learn how to grind their own ink as well as load the brush with ink to create tonal lines and shapes.  All materials will be supplied and participants can take their work home or contribute to the “Cuttings’ collage by gluing their finishing work onto the wall. Includes a delicious morning tea.

 

This workshop will be held at Eden Gardens, 307 Lane Cove Road, (corner of Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park, NSW 2113.

Further details: call Eden Events on 02 9491 9976 or email events@edengardens.com.au

 

Plant Lovers Fair, Kariong

Over 40 Exhibitors offering plants for collectors as well as ornamental and food gardens plus quality garden products, refreshments and ATM facilities. Meet PLF 2017 Ambassador Costa Georgiadis of Gardening Australia TV and hear talks by plant experts. All at Kariong Mountains High School, Central Coast, NSW, an easy 1 hour drive from Sydney.

The Rivendell Flower Show

The inaugural Rivendell Flower Show will be held on 23 and 24 September 2017 in the grounds of Thomas Walker Estate in Concord, fondly known as Rivendell. Open to the public, the show will fill feature flower and garden displays for the Inner West Sydney community amidst the beautiful architecture of the estate grounds.

All funds raised for this year’s Rivendell Flower Show will go towards Concord Hospital’s Department of Geriatric Medicine for the establishment of a gymnasium for Strong@Concord Program.

Daffodils at Rydal, NSW

Rydal is a pretty village on the bank of Solitary Creek, surrounded by rolling rural countryside. It was named after a village in England where the poet William Wordsworth lived. His poem ‘The Daffodils‘ has helped make these lovely flowers popular.

Rydal has some wonderful heritage buildings dating from the time when it was the terminus of the Western Railway.

For 2 weekends each September, Rydal is aglow with thousands of daffodils, in open fields, public parks and private gardens.

Open gardens for 3017 TBA

Sydney Gardening Show

Visit the brand new Sydney Garden Show, on at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse at Rosehill on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (15 to 17 September 2017). A host of well-known experts and personalities: Michael McCoy, Toni Salter, Costa Georgiadis, Phil Dudman, Judy Horton and Paul Plant will be speaking at the ‘Garden Inspiration Theatre’ and holding ‘Ask it, Solve it’ panel sessions to answer your questions.

There will be lots to see, and buy – plants, tools, equipment, and garden related products. With the weather forecast looking fine, kick-start your spring gardening activities with a day out at the show!

Pollination at The Calyx

Pollination is the new floral display at The Calyx opening on Friday, 15 September 2017 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Curated by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s horticultural team, the display will feature a collection of plants and flowers that showcase the role colour plays in natures magnificent act of pollination – the colour of love!

Large topiary Blue-banded Bees will be a highlight, along with the expansive and impressive “green” wall featuring a pollination themed display of words, plants and flowers. Elements will be grouped together by colour to reflect pollinator attraction, with the types of flowers on display changing throughout the ten-month display period as seasons and availability change.

A new program of events will include tours (day and night), creative workshops, science and educational events, and family fun with ‘Butterflies up Close’, a butterfly enclosure on The Calyx Island, where children can enter and be surrounded by butterflies and find out what their role is in pollination.

Entry to Pollination is free, with gold coin donations going to the Foundation and Friends of the Garden to support the Garden’s scientific, conservation and education works. Click here for further details.

Cultivate NSW talk by Phil Pettit

Come to Cultivate on Wednesday 13 September to hear Phil Pettit talk about his work in social housing estates: installing gardens with residents and running Master Gardener courses to teach them how to grow. Phil successfully brings together people who are often facing multiple physical and mental health problems and uses gardens to connect them and inspire them. Phil’s talk begins at 6pm, following the Cultivate AGM

Light refreshments provided, FREE event but bookings essential at TRY BOOKING

Daffodils at Rydal, NSW

Rydal is a pretty village on the bank of Solitary Creek, surrounded by rolling rural countryside. It was named after a village in England where the poet William Wordsworth lived. His poem ‘The Daffodils‘ has helped make these lovely flowers popular.

Rydal has some wonderful heritage buildings dating from the time when it was the terminus of the Western Railway.

For 2 weekends each September, Rydal is aglow with thousands of daffodils, in open fields, public parks and private gardens.

Open gardens for 3017 TBA

Launch of ‘Eden Unearthed’

Eden Unearthed 2017 will open officially with champagne and canapés on Thursday 31 August, 4:30pm till 7:30pm.
See Eden Gardens reimagined through the eyes of installation artists, with 50 works on display. Join us for a curators tour at 5pm. In conjunction with this 6 month exhibition, we are pleased to also launch a Sculpture walk, with works on sale for 6 weeks in the Garden Centre.

Tickets $20
RSVP 17th August, 2017

 

Eden ‘Unearthed’, Sydney

Eden Gardens in Macquarie Park in Sydney is the venue for an exciting exhibition called Eden Unearthed, the largest collection of commissioned temporal artworks in Australia.

Eden Unearthed combines the talents of both established and developing artists to create works that respond to the site specifically, working with the garden to interpret it in a unique and exciting way.

A selection of our many exhibiting artists: Leon Kluge; Ainslie Murray; Emma Mattson; Pamela Lee Brenner with Johannes Muljana; Leanne Thompson; Margarita Sampson and Veronica Richterova

Bulb Growing workshop, Mt Tomah

Join our horticulturist to learn the secrets to bulb growing success. Learn about general cultivation and care tips for growing both spring and summer flowering bulbs with a hands on propagation workshop.

Location: Waratah Education Centre
Date:26 Aug 2017
Time:10:30 AM
Price:$25.00 per person
Contact:4567 3000

All About Flowers Plant Sale, Sydney

More than 18,000 plants from the Royal Botanic Garden’s stunning display All about Flowers are to be sold for a gold coin donation (or $10 for the Orchids!).

All about Flowers is the first floral display in the new horticultural display centre, The Calyx. The display was designed to bring vibrant colour into our Sydney winter – it can now be taken home to brighten your own garden!

You are invited to purchase plants for a gold coin (or $10 for the Orchids) from The Calyx from 8am on Saturday 5 August. The Calyx is located in the middle of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Closest parking is on Mrs Macquaries Road. If you plan to buy a lot (please do!), bring a friend as it is about a 5-10 minute walk to the parking bays. You must also bring your own basket, box or bag.

The money raised from this plant sale will help Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens continue to support horticulture, conservation, scientific research and educations programs in the beautiful Botanic Garden.

Cash is preferred.

Location:
The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Date:
05 Aug 2017
Time:
8:00 AM
Price:
Free entry
Contact:
Foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

 

National Tree Day, Australia

National Tree Day is when we celebrate our lifelong relationship with trees. Nature elevates the human spirit. It ignites passion, inspiration, creativity and purpose. And it’s the driving force behind why more than a quarter of a million people participate in National Tree Day each year.

There’s no better time to bare your heart and soil than National Tree Day. We want everyone to know the inspiration that nature can bring.

Find a National Tree Day event near you HERE

10 Best Plants for Therapeutic Gardens, Sydney

Join Horticulturalist Elizabeth Swane as she presents her recommendations for reliable plants in therapeutic gardens. Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge, with 40 years’ experience in horticulture.
Informed plant selection makes the garden an important resource for leisure activities based around gardening – including watering, taking cuttings, picking flowers for posies and cultivation. Plant selection needs to be engaging for visitors, staff and residents, and have seasonal interest and diversity. Sensory plants have appeal in touch, sight and smell, and can also evoke memories – important in aged and dementia care. It is also important to select the right plants to suit the climate (or micro climate), water and soil conditions as well as maintenance requirements.

General admission $25, Cultivate NSW Members $20. Bookings essential at TryBooking

Bush tucker plants at Rouse Hill

Search for bush tucker plants with Aboriginal guides from Muru Mittigar around Rouse Hill House and Farm. Learn about traditional bush foods and make a traditional ‘Johnny cake’. Then sit down to your well-earned tucker! This is a fun and engaging activity for all the family.

Enjoy the following activities during this program:

– Learn how to identify plants and any wildlife we can spot

– Use traditional and contemporary ingredients to make a ‘Johnny cake’

– Bake your cake, make sure there is enough to share

– Enjoy your well-earned bush tucker when the work is done!

Note: This is a rural property with uneven terrain. Please wear enclosed shoes and clothing suitable for walking around a farm property, and bring wet weather gear if appropriate. A hat and sunscreen are recommended, as significant parts of the program are conducted outdoors.

Bush tucker plants at Rouse Hill

Search for bush tucker plants with Aboriginal guides from Muru Mittigar around Rouse Hill House and Farm. Learn about traditional bush foods and make a traditional ‘Johnny cake’. Then sit down to your well-earned tucker! This is a fun and engaging activity for all the family.

Enjoy the following activities during this program:

– Learn how to identify plants and any wildlife we can spot

– Use traditional and contemporary ingredients to make a ‘Johnny cake’

– Bake your cake, make sure there is enough to share

– Enjoy your well-earned bush tucker when the work is done!

Note: This is a rural property with uneven terrain. Please wear enclosed shoes and clothing suitable for walking around a farm property, and bring wet weather gear if appropriate. A hat and sunscreen are recommended, as significant parts of the program are conducted outdoors.

Bush tucker plants at Rouse Hill

Search for bush tucker plants with Aboriginal guides from Muru Mittigar around Rouse Hill House and Farm. Learn about traditional bush foods and make a traditional ‘Johnny cake’. Then sit down to your well-earned tucker! This is a fun and engaging activity for all the family.

Enjoy the following activities during this program:

– Learn how to identify plants and any wildlife we can spot

– Use traditional and contemporary ingredients to make a ‘Johnny cake’

– Bake your cake, make sure there is enough to share

– Enjoy your well-earned bush tucker when the work is done!

Note: This is a rural property with uneven terrain. Please wear enclosed shoes and clothing suitable for walking around a farm property, and bring wet weather gear if appropriate. A hat and sunscreen are recommended, as significant parts of the program are conducted outdoors.

Garden Grubs, Sydney RBG

Kids have lots of creative and active fun in the Garden with our professional, enthusiastic educators! All-day adventures change every day to follow the children’s interests, and include using maps and compasses to navigate through the Garden, spotting wildlife (large and small), fun nature-play, art and craft, active games and hands-on planting and harvesting in the Yellowwood Learning Garden.
…and every day we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with a Garden expert to discover the amazing plant science and horticulture that goes on in the Botanic Garden.
For more infomation please download our Garden Grubs Fact Sheet.
Who: Kids 6 – 12 years
Time: 9am – 3.30pm (Standard Day) OR 8am – 5.30pm (Long Day)
When: Wednesday 5, Thursday 6, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 July
Meeting Point: The Moore Room, see map below
Members Pricing: $76.50 per child (Standard Day), $103.50 (Long Day)
Non-Members Pricing: $85 per child (Standard Day), $115 per child (Long Day)
Bookings: Essential online, limited places available

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.

VIVID Sydney

See 63 exciting and wonderful light installations by inspirational artists from around the world, displayed across many locations around Sydney, including Circular Quay, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, The Rocks, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Martin Place, Kings Cross, Carriageworks, Taronga Zoo and Chatswood. Access to outdoor light installations is free, lights on from 6pm to 11pm.