Plan Your Visit

About The Garden

This breathtaking Garden 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 city escape.

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 or pick up a Visitor's Guide at the Visitor Centre open 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.

Weekends in Autumn and Spring, public holidays, Mother's Day and school holidays can be very busy in the Garden.  Parking is limited so we look to update our Facebook Page with car park availability updates.

**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 Potager, Mount Tomah is open Wednesday to Sunday and the Ugly Mug Kiosk Saturday and Tuesday and every day during NSW School Holidays. We suggest making a reservation by calling 02 4567 2575 to ensure your table.  For more information visit Kiosk & Restaurant.

The Gardens also has lovely picnic spots and tables and free electric barbecues. There's plenty of space for your large or small outdoor gathering around the Garden.  You can book a space for a small fee  - click here for more information.

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

Animals in the Garden

The management of the Garden is governed by the rules and regulations of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Act which state that dogs and other domesticated animals are not allowed within the boundaries of the Garden. At the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden we have a responsibility to our living collections which is why our regulations do not permit pets in the Garden.

We do of course welcome accredited mind dogs are welcome in the Garden - they must be wearing a badge or permit on collar, lead, harness or vest and produce registration of the dog as an assistance animal issued by local council or other authorised registration agent such as the Animal Welfare League.  Make your way to the Visitors Centre or call us on 02 4567 3000 and we will be sure the Rangers are aware of your visit.

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