Plan Your Visit
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
Entry is free
Download the map here.
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is 105 km west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains, a two-hour 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 ahead to reserve a parking space. 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.
Best time to visit
Anytime is the best time to visit the Garden! The cool-climate garden covers 28 hectares and you'll find plants from around the world, especially the southern hemisphere. See what's currently in bloom.
Get the most out of the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens with an expert guided tour. Mount Tomah has over 40,000 plants from remote corners of the world. Find out more about them. Or explore the Garden at your own pace with our self-guided tour.
The Visitor Centre has information about the Garden including maps. Our friendly staff can tell you what's looking good in the Garden.
Toilets (including wheelchair-accessible) and a baby change room are conveniently located in the Visitor Centre.
Food and drink
The Gardens has lovely picnic areas with free electric barbecues. There's plenty of space for your large or small outdoor gathering around the Garden.
Tomah Gardens Restaurant offers delicious 'One Hat' dining with glorious views of Wollemi National Park.
For special parties, weddings and celebrations, we have a range of indoor and outdoor venues, including the Wollemi Room.