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Events and festivals at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Whatever the weather don't miss the new Botanists Way Discovery Centre at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Head downstairs in the Visitor Centre to explore the fascinating history of the northern Blue Mountains: tales of daring and discovery, botany, canyons and of the traditional custodians, the Darug.Botanists Way Discovery Centre Event Details »
Hire an iPod Touch in the Visitor Centre and choose a self-guided digital audio tour in the Garden. Two to choose from...
Take a spring stroll to the six trail stops to discover some weird and amazing plants and the mini-worlds they live in. Answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize!Living Worlds Event Details »
Follow the map to find the five trail stops and enjoy fun hands-on activities to learn about some weird and amazing plants. Answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize!The Garden of Light and Shadow Event Details »
Delve into the sticky world of meat-eating plants! Over many thousands of years, these incredible plants have evolved ways to trap and digest insects and other animals when they can't get enough nutrients from their environment. See if you can spot the trapping mechanisms on the carnivorous plants in our spectacular display. But don't get too close - these are plants with bite! Includes plant sales, information sessions and documentary screenings.Plants With Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair Event Details »
Special one night only screening of the Little Shop of Horrors as part of the Plants with Bite Carnivorous Plant Fair. This 1986 horror, musical, comedy film stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Vincent Gardenia as a nerdy florist seeks success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.Little Shop of Horrors - 1986 Film Screening (Rated M) Event Details »
A collection of beautiful photographic images by Wendy Smith celebrating the colour, priceless beauty and diversity of the native birds of the Central Tablelands of NSW. Ranging from the small and delicate familiar fairy wrens, honeyeaters and colourful parrots to magnificent predators, this exhibition will delight the senses and reveal the incredible variety of birds in this area. The exhibition captures the elusive beauty of birds and bloom…one unique moment at a time.Magic Moments - Birds and Blooms - a photographic exhibition by Wendy Smith Event Details »
Join the crew from theatre group Longyard Sideshow to learn the art and skill of puppetry and performance. Try out Longyard’s selection of famous animal puppets then use your imagination and a selection of colourful craft materials to create your own. Each workshop will end with a magnificent puppet performance that parents are welcome to attend.Puppet Making & Theatre Workshop Event Details »
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to learn about the habits of some of the beautiful birds that call the Garden their home. Carol will teach you how to use binoculars and spot birds and will discuss bird identification techniques and getting started as a birdwatcher. Suitable for beginners or those who have already done some birding.Summer Bird Walk and Talk Event Details »
Bird artist Fiona Lumsden has spent decades tracking down and studying Australian birds within the context of their natural environment. Her paintings bring many elements together to create small insights into the world of the bird. She has built this series of lively sketches and paintings of birds from direct experience in the field. Join Fiona on 28 Feb for a drawing workshop. Bookings essentialBirds From Life - a mini exhibition by Fiona Lumsden Event Details »
Join bird artist Fiona Lumsden for an introduction to capturing life-filled depictions of quick-silver avian subjects. Learn how to balance both accuracy and aesthetics – keeping your eye on the special character of each bird species. Understand the structure and the particular poses and habits of birds in the wild. Build up the knowledge that informs good bird art creation and try your hand at capturing these challenging but very beautiful subjects on paper.Drawing Birds with Fiona Lumsden Event Details »