The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah: Hours, Address, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Blue Mountains Botanic 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. The Garden is a great place for you to relax, breathe in the clean mountain air and discover a world of cool climate plants at your leisure. The changing seasons create an entirely new and spectacular scene and you are invited to return again and again to witness the ever changing beauty. Complemented by an exciting calendar of events, exhibitions and festivals, The Garden will inspire and entertain you. The Garden and surrounds make the perfect setting for your gathering. Venues available include Garden sites, barbeque picnic areas, pavilions and education spaces with projector, kitchen and heating for your ceremony, get-together, conference, school camp or photo shoot. On-site accommodation is available
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Happy Traveller
Sydney, Australia4,738 contributions
Autumn colours
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Staying at Kurrajong so a visit to this National Park is a lovely drive and well worth the trip.
Autumn colours abound, some Proteas out in flower, jungle paths I’d not been on before, succulents and ponds etc. hardly anyone there made it easy to walk around. I was surprised that it was free to get in.
I’ll return
Written 22 April 2021
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Debbie A
Buderim, Australia421 contributions
Fantastic Gardens
Apr. 2021
These gardens are amazing and go on forever. You could spend a day here easily. They have 6 carparks so there is plenty of parking. Nice easy walking tracks and plants are named so you know what you are looking at. Some of the areas were marked off as closed due to the recent bushfires and the rain events, but there was still plenty to look at. Entry is free.
Written 22 April 2021
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Takeahat
Springwood, Australia209 contributions
A Blue Mountains’ go to’
Feb. 2021
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Mount Tomah

Free to wander at your leisure but for a more immersive experience book (at cost) a Saturday morning Nature Therapy Walk:

An opportunity to understand the forest more fully using all the senses. Fragrant hot tea concludes the experience.

As there is some pausing during the walk, suggest socks be pulled over trouser hems otherwise leeches may enjoy your presence too. Please don’t be put off going, just figure you want to try to avoid them.

There’s a small outlet for drinks/snacks near the Visitor Centre. The on-site cafe at present closed. Nearest cafe on Bells Line of Road is the Bilpin Bush Honey Cafe (Hive cafe). The family sized apple pie is a treat to take home. Great value too.
Written 21 February 2021
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Deborah D
Cessnock, Australia1,272 contributions
Beautiful Any Time of the Year
Oct. 2020
We have visited the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens many times over the years. It is wonderful to see how it has developed. Going in different seasons brings varied experiences depending on what is in bloom. Due to Covid, the cafe is not open, but there is a kiosk for food and drink. We went to see the waratahs and the northern hemisphere plants, like lilacs, tulips and blossom trees, that were in bloom. In autumn, we will visit again for the color changes. We try to bring overseas visitors here to show them what Australia has in the way of flora. It was heart warming to see the surrounding fire ravaged areas coming back to life, although not much in the park was affected. This is a great place to bring families, but pushing a stroller might be a challenge in some parts as it is hilly.
Written 9 November 2020
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catalienne
Sydney, Australia326 contributions
Stunning gardejs
Oct. 2020 • Family
Well worth the drive along the mountains. Such beautiful gardens, worth walking all around it including the stunning rainforest area
Written 8 October 2020
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Manickjg
1,034 contributions
Beautiful Gardens Not To Be Missed
Sep. 2020
Enjoyed our midweek visit here as there was less of a crowd and you could navigate the walking paths well. So many beautiful gardens to explore. Enjoyed our visit very much. Well kept and amazing that it was free to explore. Parking on site can be limited if there are crowds.
Written 7 October 2020
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Aidan C
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
Beautiful Gardens ruined by bad service
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Arrived on Sunday it was busy, lots of cars getting directed around and around, on the third tour I ignored the security and drove right, primarily to ask what the go was he was rude and basically took it as a game he said some people do 10 circuits. Since I had already aimed for the right he said do a u turn and come back do another circuit. When I went right I found a carp ark with like 20 spots vacant. We parked and as we were waiting for a second car we called to him to advise there were lots of spots. He said until the guy managing that area calls him on a walkie talkie and says there is spots he directs people on this circuit to a completely full car park. I then had to go tell the other guy who appeared to be sleeping agains a wall, I counted the spots their were now over 20 and despite the car park being half full he de used to walk around counting and them ordered 2 at a time. Anyhoo that and the kiosk selling 10 dollar chips 54 dollars for 4 waters 2 pies a sausage roll and a box of chips. Not a price sign anywhere I thought that was illegal, btw 3 nuggets and chips 15 bucks. Bring a picnic. it kinda spoiled the day....then we went into the visitor centre go in the front and all u see is no exit signs, I forgot my binoculars and had to walk around the whole building, you guys know Covid doesn’t read signs plenty of space to enter and exit. Anyways a marvellous garden spoiled by knuckle heads and over priced food.
Written 28 September 2020
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ShellyH
Manly, Australia2 contributions
We loved it!
Sep. 2020
Beautiful gardens, so much to take in...the fires had come very close however these gardens were spared (just). The contrast of the devastation mere metres away to the beauty and life of the gardens made for an extra appreciative wander. The daffodil field was gorgeous and a lovely spot to drink coffee and read a book (or to recreate George-Harrison-in-his-garden-esk photos)! We’d visit again and explore the areas we ran out of time to see.
Written 27 September 2020
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Maggie d
Sydney, Australia94 contributions
Just wanted a coffee
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Well today I experienced something I would never believe if it didn’t happen to me.
My husband and I drove into carpark and we were stopped by attendant who said you are not allowed in here with a dog!
I explained I was just running into get a coffee for us both and dog was staying in car and waiting with my husband.
He answered there are no dogs allowed in the premises, again I said it would not be getting out.
He said you must leave now.
Madness of rules!
Written 19 September 2020
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MalW
Sydney, Australia928 contributions
Recovering
Sep. 2020 • Family
Nice park to walk around. Amazing to see how the area is recovering from the last summer bush fires. Some parts of the park is closed but still got some lot to explore.
Written 12 September 2020
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