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8 Days at Kamay (Botany Bay) walk and Botanic Endeavour Exhibition

This walking tour visits plants in our living collection that were first collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1770 and finishes at the Botanic Endeavour exhibition featuring 50 recent botanic illustrations of these plants and precious items from the Daniel Solander Library.

This walk visits plants in our living collection that were first seen and collected by Europeans 252 years ago, when Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander collected specimens on the east coast of Australia. They pressed and dried them on paper before taking them on the Endeavour to England. Many of these specimens survived and are stored in our Herbarium at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Discover more about the Botanic Endeavour of 1770, the people and plants that turned the botanic world upside down, before visiting the Botanical Endeavour exhibition at Lion Gate Lodge. This exhibition features contemporary botanic illustrations of plants collected by Banks and Solanders and treasures from the Daniel Solander Library including some of the Bank’s Florilegium plates, digitised images of the original dried plants collected in 1770 and priceless items of botanic heritage.

Event dates

Event Details

Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, New South Wales

The walk commences at the Calyx our horticultural display glasshouse in the centre of the Garden. Nearest gates are the Woolloomooloo Gate or Morshead Fountain Gate.


11 am - 12:30 pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 25, Members $ 20
Prebooking requiredhttps://events.humanitix.com/wednesday-walks-at-the-royal-botanic-garden-sydneytours.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Paid Parking available, parking free with disability permit.