The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is a showcase of local and imported cool climate plants and alpine rainforest. Our 28 hectares of curated garden and a further 244 hectares of wilderness sits inside a UNESCO World Heritage Area. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden plays a key role in conservation and research of plants from a range of diverse ecosystems in Australia and around the world. The Garden features many rare species, spectacular cool climate trees, seasonal colour, historically significant plantings and tranquil spaces for picnics or forest bathing. Located on Darug country, the Garden is divided into four distinct precincts, interlaced with pathways designed for wandering, exploring and engaging with the natural environment. The Garden's panoramic views and stunning mountain location make this an unrivalled location to celebrate your wedding or proposal, birthday party, or gather with friends and loved ones over a picnic or BBQ.
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Melissa T
Brisbane, Australia89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
When people talked about the Blue Mountains, most of the time I heard about Echo Point and the Three sisters. And yes, it's beautiful there... BUT the botanic gardens has so much to offer! The restaurant offers delicious food and a deck with stunning views of the valley. The road there is not as crowded as the way to Katoomba, and there's plenty of room for a walk or just to relax.
Written 5 July 2020
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Bruce M
Sydney, Australia825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Mount Tomah botanic gardens, whilst a little damaged by the Christmas 2019 bushfires in this part of the blue mountains, are still largely intact, like its counterpart in central Sydney, it's chock full of exotic mature trees and shrubs from Australia and other countries.
It's a delightful place to while away a couple of hours wandering the paths that snake through the grounds. There is a nice cafe and small restuarant in the upper section of the gardens that have wonderful views out over this part of the Blue Mountains
Written 23 February 2020
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jktrock
Baumholder, Germany1,319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
We visited the gardens as part of our bus tour to Featherdale Wildlife Park and The Scenic World in the Blue Mountains. It’s pretty, yes, but I wasn’t personally impressed, simply because I am not too fond of flowers. Kids (6 and 8 years old) were quite bored. My husband loved the garden though, but he is very fond of gardening. Definitely wouldn’t have come here if it was not part of the bus tour. Looks very clean, neat, not a big place, we spent probably 30 min there. There are a couple of nice spots to take photos with the mountains as the backdrop. Not sure about the cost as it was included in the tour. I think we were say a couple of other people in the gardens besides our tour group
Written 18 January 2020
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rgsimmo
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Gardens were lovely, on hillside so layered. Amazing view from Visitors Centre.
Map available from here after paying a donation, otherwise free.
Would have liked more labeling of the various plants.
The restaurant is closed, so only the kiosk (with outdoor undercover seating) had very limited type of food offerings. many pies, sausage rolls, chips etc. No healthy options such as sandwiches etc. Muffins on display were Woolworth's. Most disapointing considering the good bakeries around the Blue Mountains. Standard of food options need to be improved. Coffee was better than expected.
Written 23 April 2022
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Maggie d
Sydney, Australia95 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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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Alasdair F
Woongarrah, Australia48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We visited with a 15 year old 3.5kg dog that was in a back pack carrier that could not walk. A ranger/security guard rudely approached us before we had even got into the garden and were sat in the alfresco cafe and virtually kicked us out. There is one small sign on the gate and no obvious notices on the website. He barely gave us an opportunity to finish our breakfast saying you must leave as soon as you have eaten.

I appreciate the sensitive nature of the gardens but manners cost nothing.

I suggest the leadership team invest in customer service training for their security staff. We will not be back even without the infirm dog whose feet would never have touched the ground.

We did approach the front of house staff who were much more understanding and courteous

A beautiful place ruined by a rude guard on a power trip in his hi viz vest!
Written 9 June 2024
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John R
Sydney, Australia297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Great Botanic Gardens to stop at as you drive through the mountains.

There are plenty of car parking spaces, very helpful visitor centre staff and amazing trails, pathways, lookouts and views.

Our favourite was the small open house near the Health Herb Garden.

The Restaurant was closed which was a disappointment on Easter Weekend but they did have a coffee cart and drinks van there in it's stead and the visitor centre has a selection of cold beverages to purchase.

Definately a great stop to get out and stretch your legs on the trip.
Written 11 April 2023
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cpcog
Sydney, Australia1,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Botanic Garden is well-maintained with a lot of various trees and plants. The walk is easy for anyone so it suits family, couples and friends going together.
I think driving there is the best way. There are enough parking areas. We arrived early and there were not too many guests yet. More people arrived when we left. So, I suggest going to the Garden earlier to avoid crowd.

There are resting area for guests where we can sit for a while or even have picnic. It is better to go there on a sunny day.

My daughter was surprised to see a sleeping possum!

We spent a few hours inside the Garden, a bit longer than we expected.

While there is no cafe or restaurants, it is better for you to prepare packed lunch.

Just someone we would like to point out. The receptionist didn't give any eye contact or greetings to guests. We were not sure if he was that busy in the computer work, but it seems to be nicer and more welcoming if he would give some kind of interaction to the guests.
Written 31 December 2022
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MosesPH
1,557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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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Deborah D
Cessnock, Australia1,634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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