What's On

Daily Tours

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Events and festivals at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Aboriginal Heritage Tour

1 May 2013 to 1 May 2015
Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Mystery Of The Munchers

1 Sep 2014 to 28 Feb 2015
Explore the Garden to find the six mystery stops. It's a wild world out there - and who is munching who? Enjoy fun hands-on activities and discover some amazing relationships between plants and animals.

Disney Fairies Trail

28 Nov 2014 to 28 Feb 2015
Come on a magical Blue Mountains adventure. Use the free Disney Fairies Trail app to discover Disney fairies fluttering amongst the flowers and trees in some of the Garden's most beautiful and enchanted places.

Biophilia - an exhibition by James Blackwell

20 Dec 2014 to 1 Feb 2015
Join Blue Mountains artist James Blackwell as he reestablishes a connection with nature as an antidote to the barrage of stimulation taken host in our ever-evolving technological world. Using the Blue Mountains as his anchor, James embodies the repetition and symmetry of the landscape using the backdrop of the reliability and inevitability of the seasons as his inspiration for this exhibition.

Bird Talk

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the birds that inhabit the garden and learn about their habits.

Carnivorous Plants & Other Curiosities - a drawing workshop with Fiona Lumsden

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Friends and foes, predators and prey. Join nature artist Fiona Lumsden on an exploration into the more bizarre relationships between plants and insects. Learn to portray the delicate beauty of carnivorous plants, sensitive plants and orchids on paper during this nature drawing workshop.

Birds, Bees and Backyards - Gardening in the 1920s

7 Feb 2015 to 22 Feb 2015
As the Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon region celebrates the Roaring 20s and All That Jazz Festival, visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden for a glimpse into what was going on in the backyard garden during the Roaring 20s.

Weaving Workshop - Learn To Weave with Lanny Mackenzie

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Join Lanny Mackenzie in a comprehensive weaving workshop, incorporating:
* discussion of natural grasses and other suitable weaving materials from nature
* preparation and drying techniques
* starting a basket, different stitches
* advancing to free-form - random weaving
* discussion of sculptural shapes and embellishments


Garden Grooves 2015 presents Katie Noonan

Sunday, 1st March 2015
Garden Grooves 2015 boasts one of Australia's top female vocal talents - Katie Noonan, supported by rapidly rising star Maples.
Katie Noonan's technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia's most versatile and beloved vocalists. This angel-voiced songstress of indie pop band, George, takes audiences on sublime excursions through jazz, pop and classical music. Tickets are limited, so book early!

The Blue Mountains: Grandeur & Intimacy - an exhibition by Ian Brown

7 Mar 2015 to 27 Apr 2015
Ian Brown has spent decades photographing the beauty of the Blue Mountains - from the tourist tracks and lookouts to the most remote wilderness. This exhibition reveals a selection of his work that shows dramatic dawns and evening light over the vast valleys to misty forests, characterful trees, streams and stones. The collection is a powerful affirmation of the magnificence and value of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Kid's Story Time

Friday, 10th April 2015
A delightful live reading of popular children's books for kids. Featuring live action, audience participation and sound effects, this is excellent holiday entertainment fun for all the family. Presented by Entertainment Blue Mountains

TomahROMA - autumn food and wine fair

Saturday, 2nd May 2015
A celebration of nature's bounty set against the spectacular deciduous colours of our cool climate Garden. Come and enjoy all the day has to offer including local produce, gourmet delights, wine tasting, music, free guided walking tours and plant sales. Now in our 12th year - this year's event includes the International Back To Back Wool Challenge!

The International Back To Back Wool Challenge

Saturday, 2nd May 2015
The challenge is on to hand shear a sheep, spin the wool and knit a sweater in 8 hours - from the back of the sheep to the back of the shearer! With an Apple Pie Bake-Off, fun with wool activities for kids, craft, food and local produce stalls, this market type day is a fun filled family day out! A fundraiser for the Cancer Council NSW

Plants with Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair - images by Greg Bourke

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