The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is now beginning to re-open to visitors, following the recent bush fires.
We at the Garden are extremely grateful to our staff, local community and emergency services personnel who dedicated their time and expertise in dealing with the devastating bush fires.
Fortunately, most of the Garden’s plant collection, buildings including The Potager restaurant, accommodation, and venue spaces were unaffected by the recent fire.
Some areas within the Garden remain closed for safety reasons and parking is limited to just 120 spots. For further details please view this map and observe signage within the Garden.
For updates relating to The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden please follow us on Twitter and Facebook. If you need to contact us, please call us on (02) 4567 3000.
The Blue Mountains community along Bells Line of Road has been significantly impacted by the fires. As you travel through the area, please consider visiting local businesses to support their recovery.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.
Frequently asked questions
Is it safe to visit?
There is no longer current bushfire activity inside the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. For current information relating to conditions in the area, please visit NSW RFS website for updates.
How much of the Garden has been damaged?
Roughly a quarter of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah’s living collection has been impacted by fire. Unsafe and sensitive areas have been fenced off and signposted. It is critical that visitors adhere to all signage and fencing with the Garden for their own safety and the regeneration of the areas.
Over 80% of the 186-hectare wilderness area of the Garden’s estate has been significantly affected by fire.
Please view this map to see which areas of the Garden are closed for your safety.
What will I see when I come to the Garden?
Fortunately most of the Garden’s living collection, main buildings including The Potager, accommodation, and venue spaces, are undamaged. Areas such as the Formal Garden, the Dahlia collection, the Lilliums and the Explorers’ Walk are unaffected.
The Garden is currently providing a haven for wild life. There is an increased number of birds within the Garden for you to observe. Please refrain from disturbing the wildlife.
Are events still on?
Most public events planned over the next couple of months at the Garden have been cancelled or postponed so that we can concentrate on looking after the living collection. If you have tickets to an upcoming event at the Garden please contact your ticketing provider for more information. All wedding bookings can go ahead as these spaces have not been impacted.
Are the cafes open?
Yes, The Potager will be open 7 days with a combination of restaurant and kiosk food available.
Are bookings open for education groups?
This spectacular Garden holds a rich collection of amazing plants for your students to explore, cradled within a landscape of World Heritage listed rainforest and bushland. We look forward to welcoming schools to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden from Term Two this year.