Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

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In 2017 we celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. The Garden has a wonderfully interesting history, founded on the traditional land of the Gundungarra and Darug Aboriginal people which in 1804 was traversed by explorer George Caley on a botanic collecting trip.

The Garden sits on 252 hectares of land with 28 hectares open to the public and is home to 21,000 plants and 900 species.

The Garden is the only botanic garden in the world in a World Heritage Area and is focused on the conservation of cool climate plants. Over the next five years we are revisiting, and returning The Garden to the original vision for the site while aspiring to be the model garden for sustainable practices on a global stage.

Our educational, cultural and artistic events including exhibitions and workshops are set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Garden, reflecting the stunning surrounds.

We are located under 2-hours’ drive from the Sydney airport and less than an hour from Penrith and Richmond.
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  • An absolutely beautiful autumn display at the moment, just stunning. We were not the only visitors disappointed to find the restaurant is still closed. Over a year now,… Covid was cited as the... 
    An absolutely beautiful autumn display at the moment, just stunning. We were not the only visitors disappointed to find the restaurant is still closed. Over a year now,… Covid was cited as the...  more »
  • Great place to spend an afternoon - the gardens are expansive, and it is so wonderful to wander around and see so many different plants. The birdlife is also beautiful, and the gardens are planned... 
    Great place to spend an afternoon - the gardens are expansive, and it is so wonderful to wander around and see so many different plants. The birdlife is also beautiful, and the gardens are planned...  more »
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  • Haven’t visited for a while now. But today was lovely. If you get here early on a weekday you have the crisp fresh air to indulge and sunbathe in. Gorgeous views, great pit stop - clean toilets and most importantly it is Free! They have closed the restaurant (hence the one star dropped off). It would have been great to have it open again!
  • It’s a beautiful place. Went there yesterday after two years. Being Easter long weekend, the place was packed. Main parking was full. So we had to use the other ones which were way far & downhill from the entrance. Not easy to push uphill wheelchair with child from lower parking to entrance. Within the park, some access points were closed. The cafe was closed. So make sure to take lots of food and snacks. The toilets are only in the entrance. So after entering if you walk a distance & child wants to use toilet, you have to walk all the way back to the entrance, climb the stairs/ slope & then use the toilet. Not sure if every child will notify in that much time. Same applies when traveling with aged people. This place is beautiful but not access friendly for all age groups. At this time of the year, there were different coloured leaves which was beautiful. The number of flowers were obviously lower as compared to spring time.

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