Like all great botanic gardens, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah has rules and regulations to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors. The rules also help us protect the Garden's plant and animal life.
Rangers enforce the rules under NSW State law. If you ignore or break them, you could be fined.
We may occasionally reserve space in any part of the Garden for one or more of the following:
The Garden may give any one or more of the following directions:
A direction limiting the number of persons who may enter
A direction closing to the public any part of the Garden (including any reserved land and any road, path or building)
A direction charging admission to any part of the Garden
A direction imposing conditions (such as conditions prohibiting the possession or consumption of alcohol) subject to which the public may enter any part of the Garden
A direction under this clause may be given:
In any case - by means of a sign displayed on or adjacent to the part of the Garden concerned, or
In the case of a direction referred to above - by means of an instruction given orally by an authorised person
A person must not fail to comply with a direction given under this clause.
Filming and Photography
Please note the flying of kites, model planes, drones and helicopters is strictly prohibited at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah and permission for these activities will not be granted for non-commercial filming.
For more information please contact us by calling (02) 4567 3000.
If you are a visitor to the Garden seeking to document your visit for personal use with photos and filming, no permit is required.
Animals in the Garden
Dogs and other domesticated animals are not allowed within the boundaries of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. We have a responsibility to our living collections, which is why our regulations do not permit pets within the Garden.
Accredited assistance dogs are welcome in the Garden. They must be wearing their badge or permit on their collar, lead, harness or vest and their registration as an assistance dog issued by local council or other authorised registration agent must be able to be produced when required.
We ask that people bringing assistance dogs into the Garden to make their way to the Visitor Centre on arrival, or call (02) 4567 3000 ahead of time. This will allow us to inform the Garden rangers of your visit.