Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Sydney’s The Calyx to host Australia’s largest indoor ‘green wall’

Sydney’s The Calyx to host Australia’s largest indoor ‘green wall’
May 8, 2017

The Calyx attraction in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens will soon be opening what will be Australia’s largest indoor Green Wall with over 18,000 flowers being used to make a beautiful, unique collage along the wall, which is 5.5 metres high and over 50 metre long.

Set to open on 20th May in the award-winning glasshouse, the feature is will be the centrepiece of The Calyx’s integrated mix of indoor and outdoor areas.

A free display, open daily from 10am to 4pm, All About Flowers includes the green wall, a series of large garden beds and a fountain. The giant living floral wall at the centre of this display takes the form of a living watercolour painting.

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Director of Horticulture and curator, Jimmy Turner, says that All About Flowers is an extravaganza of colour, explaining “the Calyx has been transformed into an indoor garden and as the showpiece, there is a giant living floral wall taking the form a living water colour painting.

“It has become a vibrant hub for art classes, children’s craft sessions and drop in Ikebana classes - the ancient Japanese floral art form.

“Contained in our architecturally designed glasshouse, our next display, is a poetic homage to the masters of Impressionism.

Opened in June 2016, the contemporary glasshouse has attracted high profile brands who have used The Calyx as the backdrop for their glittering events, while exhibitions and display are now being rotated through the space for day time visitors to the Gardens.

The venue was built around the site of the Arc Glasshouse, in the south western corner of the garden. It’s intelligent, sensitive architecture has replaced the Tropical Centre pyramid and foyer with a new view to temp Garden dwellers. 

Image: The Calyx's Green Wall been prepared in advance of its 20th May opening.

13th June 2016 - ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY CELEBRATES 200 YEARS WITH NEW EXHIBITION CENTRE OPENING

14th December 2015 - NEW PUBLICATION CHARTS THE HISTORY OF ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY

6th December 2015 - SYDNEY ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS TO OPEN ‘CATHEDRAL OF PLANTS’ IN ITS BICENTENARY YEAR

8th October 2015 - MORE THAN 39 MILLION VISITS TO NSW NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES IN 2014

14th August 2015 - SOLAR POWER BOOSTS ENERGY HARVESTING AT THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY 

6th July 2012 - SYDNEY ENCOURAGES ROOF TOP LEISURE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

METRA Australia

With industry leading solutions in design and durability you can improve your facilities with our access control operations, payment systems and flexible personal locker storage solutions. Your…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

Intelligenz

Intelligenz provides Leisure Management Software for managing all your Program Registrations, Facility Bookings, Membership Sales and POS Transactions; including detailed Reporting, automated…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

BH Fitness

BH Fitness, part of the long-standing and iconic bike manufacturer BH Group, is a global leader in fitness equipment for both Commercial and Home markets. The company, with the headquarters based in…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business