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Make a Mini Garden

Antidote workshop 

Get creative with plant life and bring a touch of nature to your home with this fun, hands-on and interactive workshop taught by Rachel Gleeson of Ivy Alley nursery.
 
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Keeping you safe

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government.
  • We strongly recommend that patrons over the age of 12 wear a face mask while attending a performance inside one of our venues.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage. 
  • Within venues, please adhere to our spaced seating plans and always take your allocated seat.
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here.

“Terrariums appeal to the human desire to nurture living things.”


The New York Times

Welcome to the magical world of tiny gardens

Indoor plants improve air quality and have a wealth of wellness benefits. But what if you don't have much space? Terrariums are gorgeous self-sustaining eco-systems that provide low-maintenance and super-cute additions to apartments and homes. You're invited to make your very own self-supporting mini-garden with Rachel Gleeson, horticulturist and owner of Ivy Alley nursery. These glass vessel gardens are an opportunity to get creative: the tiny landscapes are decorated with an array of treasures made from salvaged everyday objects, repurposed and made into something beautiful. This workshop provides everything you need to make and maintain a thriving plant terrarium - you'll even take home your own living masterpiece.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

More about Ivy Alley...

Ivy Alley is a bespoke nursery, hidden away in the Harbourside locality of Hunters Hill. Rachel Gleeson, the owner is a passionate gardener & horticulturist. She combines her love of plants and artistic flair to create beautiful living objects and displays.

Venue Information

In-line with current NSW Government advice, all venues will have a reduced venue capacity of 50% (or a maximum of 1000 guests).

In order to maintain physical distancing within venues, tickets to this event will be sold in a single seat pattern. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in designated foyers spaces. For select shows, drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues. Please check specific event information closer to the performance date.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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