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9 Feb 2022

Garden of love

With flowers a universal symbol of romance, what better place to express adoration for your significant other than at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah?

With its misty, mountainside location, emerald lawns and seasonal floral and foliage displays, there’s arguably no more romantic place in the Sydney surrounds than the Garden.

Whether for a romantic getaway, a first date, a marriage proposal or even a wedding, this glorious Garden surrounded by World Heritage-listed wilderness offers the perfect backdrop for celebrating your love. With countless private alcoves, hillsides with spectacular vistas, dappled arbors or garden pockets bursting with colour creating the perfect setting for capturing your most special moment.


Romance isn’t restricted to one day in the Gardens – love is in the air, whatever the season. Pack a picnic and find a secluded patch of sunshine on our rolling lawns, or cuddle up under a blanket on a romantic garden bench, soaking up the views, listening to bird song and enjoying each other’s company without the interference of crowds.
 
There are literally dozens of secret nooks within the garden to find privacy and seclusion: try the tranquil magnolia lawn near the Woodland precinct; alongside The Beach, accompanied by the tinkle of the waterfall; or under shelter in the Northern Pavilion, with views across the Heath and Heather Garden to the bushland of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
 
Alternatively, seek out the shade of a spreading oak tree, its canopy a blaze of reds, russets and gold during Autumn; or Summer alongside our annual display of dahlias.
 
Spring, of course, is the most romantic season of all, with the ephemeral vision of falling cherry blossoms, and bulbs springing to life on the Brunet Meadow. And as the garden bursts into colour, even the birdlife likes to get in on the romantic action.

Sit quietly and observe blue fairy wrens flitting and flirting around the blossom trees in the Residence Garden; or wander to the base of the Araucaria Lawn where you may be lucky enough to witness the seductive dance of a male lyrebird as it attempts to lure a mate.

Tying the knot

For those who want to seal the romantic deal, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah offer a Proposal Package, guaranteeing a private and enchanting garden location, a table and two chairs, and a photography permit so you can capture your declaration of love.
 
Our 28-hectares garden is also a signature destination for a dream wedding, with several stunning ceremony locations to celebrate the most romantic of occasions. These include:
 
Wedding Tree Terrace: Offering panoramic views across the wilderness of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, this terraced lawn beneath a sprawling Nepalese Alder tree and framed by basalt dry stone walls offers the quintessential Blue Mountains wedding experience. Suitable for up to 80 guests.
 
Formal Garden: Fashioned around a romantic 17th century cottage garden, this location features an immaculate green lawn enclosed by arbors, trellises and hedges. There’s plenty of space to pitch a marquee, and seasonal colour is guaranteed. Suitable for up to 150 guests, and a wheelchair accessible space.
 
The Beach: With a backdrop of a cascading waterfall, lush ferns, the iconic blue puya and a collection of proteas in the Rock Garden, the sandy-floored Beach is a unique and beautiful location to tie the knot. Suitable for up to 60 guests.
 
Whatever space you choose to celebrate your eternal love, our team of horticulturalists will prepare it to perfection, with Mother Nature the ultimate stylist.
 
So whether for the ultimate ‘I Do’, or just a fleeting romantic moment, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is the place to explore and celebrate your love. Check out the booking information and rate cards or email tomah@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au.

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