Plan Your Visit

About The Garden

This breathtaking Garden is the only botanic garden in the world located in a World Heritage Area. Focused on the conservation of cool climate plants it is home to 21,000 plants and 900 species.

Located under 2-hours’ drive from Sydney airport and less than an hour from Penrith and Richmond, the Garden is the perfect backdrop for a gathering, workshop or family day out.

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.

Opening Times

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is open every day except Christmas Day.

Monday - Friday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm 
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

**Visitors Centre is open 9.00am – 4.30pm (weekends and public holidays 9.30am – 5.00pm)**

Entry is free


Download Garden Map here

Download Visitor Guide here or pick up at the Visitors Centre 9.00am – 4.30pm (weekends and public holidays 9.30am – 5.00pm)

Getting Here

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is 105 km west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains, under two-hours drive from Sydney. The drive to the Garden along Bells Line of Road is very scenic with fruit picking at orchards along the way.

  • By car from Sydney: Take Bells Line of Road from Richmond. Mount Tomah is 40 kilometres west of Richmond. Look out for the signs.
  • By car from Lithgow: Take Bells Line of Road from Lithgow. Mount Tomah is 39 kilometres east of Lithgow.
  • Public transport: Unfortunately, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, isn't accessible by public transport.
  • Coach tours: Tour groups are very welcome at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens. If you are arriving by bus, coach or minibus, please book on 02 4567 3000 to reserve a parking space and so we are ready to welcome you. We will do our best to accommodate you but on public holiday weekends and during school holidays we may need to direct your coach to park locally off site.

**Car and Motorbike Clubs are always welcome.  Please contact us ahead of time on 02 4567 3000 and we can ensure our team can assist with your parking.  If you want to reserve a parking area so that you can park together, which you can do for a small fee,  please call the same number or click here for the details**

Best Time To Visit The Garden

Anytime is the best time to visit the Garden! The cool-climate garden covers 252 hectares with 28 hectares open to the pulbic and you'll find plants from around the world, especially the southern hemisphere. See what's currently looking good.

Tours & Walks

For all the details on our many offerings visit Tours & Walks

Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is open 9.30am-4.30pm and has information about the Garden including maps. Our friendly staff can also tell you what's looking good in the Garden. 

Toilets including accessible and a baby change rooms are conveniently located in the Visitor Centre.

While there you can also complete our survey to make your next visit even better or visit

Food & beverage

The Gardens has lovely picnic areas and electric barbecues. There's plenty of space for your large or small outdoor gathering around the Garden which you can booked by calling 02 4567 3000.

We are excited to announce the kiosk and restaurant is now open under new Management.  For more information visit Kiosk & Restaurant.

For parties, ceremonies, conferences and celebrations, we have a range of indoor and outdoor venues and stunning indoor and outdoor Wedding & Ceremony options.

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