Australian Rockery Lawn

Nestled among the trees, this intimate lawn looks out across Sydney Harbour, making it a uniquely Australian setting for your event.

Chairs lined up on lawn, overlooking Sydney Harbour with view of Opera House

Australian Rockery Lawn, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney


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Hire capacity

Up to 100 guests


Limited wheelchair access. See Garden accessibility for more information and venue options.

Garden accessibility
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Celebrate with iconic harbour views

This intimate lawn looks out across Sydney Harbour, making it a uniquely Australian setting for your event.

The garden includes towering Gymea lilies, Red Flowering Gum trees, Grass Trees, nectar filled Grevilleas and seasonal displays of Australian wildflowers. 

The lawn is within walking distance to the Opera House making it easily accessible for your guests. It is the perfect location to host your alfresco event, whether it’s a picnic, wedding ceremony , family gathering, birthday party, corporate party or Christmas party. 

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Bride and groom walk across lawn holding hands, the Sydney Opera House behind them

Venue hire

Ideal for:

  • Picnics 
  • Birthday parties 
  • Corporate parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Wedding ceremonies

What's included?

This site is a bare site hire. It includes exclusive use of your location, including set-up and pack-down time. 

Hire periods

The minimum booking period is 3 hours, with the option to add on further hours during Garden opening times.

Rate card

July 2024 to June 2025

Events at Australian Rockery Lawn

DescriptionStandard fee
Unreserved (0 – 20 pax)Free
3-hour hire (21+)$388
Additional hours$130 per hour


Miscellaneous charges

DescriptionStandard fee

Supplier escort

  • Vehicle access suppliers only
  • Includes entry and exit
$93 per vehicle
Static Ranger (4 hour minimum)$69 per hour
Alfresco event photography permit$295



  • All fees are quoted GST inclusive.
  • Ranger fees are subject to a minimum of four hours.
  • Duration of event booking includes set up and pack down of the event.
  • Maximum of two supplier escorts per booking.
  • Additional miscellaneous charges may apply.