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Parties and Other Functions

From birthday parties to baby showers, markets or corporate dinners, there is a space at the Australian Botanic Garden that's suited to your event.

Our outdoor spaces include the Lakeside and Marquee Lawns which offer breathtaking lake views with bushland and garden surrounds.

The Bowden Centre is the Garden's indoor space and is perfect for birthday parties, anniversaries, engagement parties, wakes or corporate parties.

Bowden Centre

Set in the heart of the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan you will find the Bowden Centre. Surrounded by natural Cumberland Plain Woodland, with easy access to central parking, the Bowden Centre is the Gardens most popular location for private functions and wedding receptions.

With a seating capacity of 120 or standing capacity of 200, the centre provides guests with privacy, an outdoor covered entertaining area, kitchen facility and lovely ambience of the natural surrounds.

The Bowden Centre can be hired as a dry hire or you can speak to our staff about having your event fully catered. For more information please call us on (02) 4634 7903 or email

Explore the Bowden Centre

Lakeside Lawn

Covered by a lush, turf surface, Lakeside Lawn is bounded by the beautiful waters of Lake Sedgwick and the colourful blooms of the Connections Garden.

The nearly two hectares of lawn plays host to the annual "Carols in the Garden", with over 8,000 people celebrating the festive season. The AnnanROMA Food and Wine Festival, Campbelltown Council Challenge Walk and NSW Girl Guides "Science in the Garden" events also call Lakeside Lawn home.

Lakeside Lawn is suited to large scale events of over 5,000 attendees and is close to parking. It also has toilet facilities as well as power and water.

Explore Lakeside Lawn

Marquee Lawn

The Marquee Lawn's flat, turfed surface has Lake Fitzpatrick on one side and natural bushland on the other. This venue is extremely popular for weddings, but also plays host to community events like outdoor cinemas.

At just under 8,000m², Marquee Lawn is best suited for events with 500 to 2,000 attendees.

Befitting its name, a marquee can be installed on the lawn with pricing starting at $110 per person (minimum 200 people) for the marquee, tables, chairs, linen, bar, seating board and bins. Catering packages are also avialable from the Garden's supplier at an additional fee.

Explore Marquee Lawn

For more information about holding your event at the Garden, please get in touch with our friendly staff by calling (02) 4634 7903, emailing or by filling out the inquiry form.