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Sat 24 Aug to Sun 1 Sep

Blue Mountains Daffodil Festival

It’s bloom time at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden! As winter shifts into spring, surround yourself in more than 50,000 yellow, pink and white daffodils.

This is the largest planting to date with an additional 183 cultivars of Daffodils added to this year’s display bringing the total to over 520 different cultivars to admire as you walk through the picturesque Brunet Meadow.

Join a guided tour with our horticulturalists, follow the self-guided Daffodil Discovery Walk, take the Garden Shuttle to marvel in the glorious blooms, or enjoy the vista over a BBQ at the Brunet Pavilion. For the complete Daffodil Festival experience, stay in our new Camellia Cottage accommodation and enjoy the spring lunch menu at The Potager restaurant against a backdrop of World Heritage Area views.

There is a long history of cultivating daffodils at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Alfred and Effie Brunet, the original owners of the site the Garden is on, grew cut flowers there from about 1934 to 1968 and imported many daffodil cultivars.

Lots of the daffodils you can see at the Garden are from their original bulbs — those planted by the Brunets and some supplied back to the Garden as gifts from neighbours who had initially received their stock from Alfred and Effie.

Over the past few years, many more daffodils have been planted by the Garden’s horticulturists. Now during spring, you can see over 65 cultivars of daffodils at the Garden. Please pick up a map from the Visitor Centre to show you where to find them.

This year you can enjoy over 75 daffodil cultivars at the Garden as well as the Daffodil Discovery Walk and the Growing Bulbs workshop.

When

Saturday 24 August to Sunday 1 September

Price

Free

Where

Visitor Centre

Who

All ages

Contact

For more information
tomah@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Transport

Free on-site parking
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Daffodils belong to the genus Narcissus which is a large group of bulbous plants containing over 50 species. They are found naturally in a wide variety of habitats and countries from North Africa, throughout Europe and across to Asia. Jonquils, with their strong perfume, are also very familiar daffodils. They occur naturally in areas that have warmer winters and as such, they are amongst the early flowering Narcissus. The latest flowering daffodil and one of the most beautiful is Narcissus poeticus. It is blessed with a great scent and is commonly found growing in damper areas. It has been cultivated throughout history.

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