Wattle Garden Picnic Shelter

The Wattle Garden comes to life in August and September, when Australia's national floral emblem bursts into spectacular flower, but we think it is a gorgeous spot to picnic at all year round.

The Wattle Garden Picnic Shelter surrounded by Golden Wattle in bloom

Wattle Garden, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan


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Hire capacity

Up to 50 guests


Wheelchair accessible

Garden accessibility
Further information

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Hire of this shelter includes:

  • Shelter only (BBQs do not form part of hire and must be shared with other Garden visitors)

As part of this hire you may bring with you:

  • Your own gas BBQ 
  • One 6m x 3m pop up shade structure (weighted, not pegged) to be used over rugs or grassed area immediately beside the shelter.

For an additional fee you can also:

  • Have a caterer drop off food
  • Have a children’s entertainer ie, face painter/clown/ entertainer/character
  • Engage a commercial photographer to capture your memories

Please note this picnic site is classified as a Picnic Area Level 2 within the Garden. Please refer to our Picnic Site Comparison Table for special restrictions that may apply to your booking.

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Close up of Golden Wattle in the Wattle Garden

Rate card

July 2023 to June 2024

Venue hire

DescriptionStandard fee

3 hours

Additional hours$40


Security, cleaning and other fees

DescriptionStandard fee
Static Ranger - per 100 people (4 hour minimum)$67 per hour
Ranger - public holidays (4 hour minimum)$87 per hour

Mobile Ranger (4 hour minimum)

Applies to commercial film/photography

$77 per hour

Waste removal

This fee will be charged for any venue hire where waste has either been left in the area or if excessive waste has been left in the provided bins



This fee will be charged if you have not left your venue hire area in the condition it was found


Note: pricing depends on the scope of your event, please email our Venues team to discuss your needs.

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