The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is a showcase of local and imported cool climate plants and alpine rainforest. Our 28 hectares of curated garden and a further 244 hectares of wilderness sits inside a UNESCO World Heritage Area. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden plays a key role in conservation and research of plants from a range of diverse ecosystems in Australia and around the world. The Garden features many rare species, spectacular cool climate trees, seasonal colour, historically significant plantings and tranquil spaces for picnics or forest bathing. Located on Darug country, the Garden is divided into four distinct precincts, interlaced with pathways designed for wandering, exploring and engaging with the natural environment. The Garden's panoramic views and stunning mountain location make this an unrivalled location to celebrate your wedding or proposal, birthday party, or gather with friends and loved ones over a picnic or BBQ.
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Teacake_Taster
Chesterfield, UK1,143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Free (donations welcome) access with good parking. Great view of mountains and restaurant/cafe looks over gardens as well. Coffee was great. Visited by bush turkey. Lovely plants and walkways. Toilets.
Written December 7, 2023
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Questovia
Wells, ME1,138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Allot enough time to take in these beautiful gardens, as they are absolutely gorgeous. The layout is splendid too with many benches along the way to rest. I love how they worked so many water features in. A real lovely stop.
Written May 21, 2023
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goblin54
Plymouth, UK236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Interesting gardens to wander around for an hour or so. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed and the food truck wasn’t able to provide hot drinks, so couldn’t even get a coffee!
Written April 13, 2023
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John R
Sydney, Australia295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Great Botanic Gardens to stop at as you drive through the mountains.

There are plenty of car parking spaces, very helpful visitor centre staff and amazing trails, pathways, lookouts and views.

Our favourite was the small open house near the Health Herb Garden.

The Restaurant was closed which was a disappointment on Easter Weekend but they did have a coffee cart and drinks van there in it's stead and the visitor centre has a selection of cold beverages to purchase.

Definately a great stop to get out and stretch your legs on the trip.
Written April 11, 2023
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yazitravels
Bordeaux, France538 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Didn't get to see much as it was pouring. Walked a little around but cold. We found refuge in the visitor centre. It was nice and warm and really interesting. The lady at the entrance is really nice.
There is a lot of parking with double spaces if you have a trailer. The restaurant is closed.
Would love to see this place when sunny.
Written April 4, 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
My very last visit on my recent glorious trip along the east coast of Australia was to the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. My friend over in Katoomba had recommended a stop to see these gardens as I made my reluctant way back to Sydney, the airport and my return to Europe.

I parked for free and simply wandered about in these quiet, well laid out gardens. I particularly liked the easy trail into the rainforest area and marveled at the old trees and huge vines there. I guess that it being a Thursday morning explained why there were so few people visiting even though it was a gloriously sunny day. The only real congregation of people was a small group in the little clearing where a wedding was taking place. Two middle aged men were solemnly taking their vows together in a distinctive botanical environment supported by a small group of informally dressed guests.

I sat up on the terrace overlooking the well ordered vegetation in front of me, enjoyed a quick bottle of ginger beer from a vending machine and contemplated my luck at having spent just over two wonderful weeks of visiting this lovely part of this great country. Next step - the airport and home to Europe :-(
Written January 13, 2023
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John R
Leicester, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
You could spend anything from 1 hour to all day walking round the gardens, and it’s free. Easy to find and park
Written January 11, 2023
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cpcog
Sydney, Australia1,340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Botanic Garden is well-maintained with a lot of various trees and plants. The walk is easy for anyone so it suits family, couples and friends going together.
I think driving there is the best way. There are enough parking areas. We arrived early and there were not too many guests yet. More people arrived when we left. So, I suggest going to the Garden earlier to avoid crowd.

There are resting area for guests where we can sit for a while or even have picnic. It is better to go there on a sunny day.

My daughter was surprised to see a sleeping possum!

We spent a few hours inside the Garden, a bit longer than we expected.

While there is no cafe or restaurants, it is better for you to prepare packed lunch.

Just someone we would like to point out. The receptionist didn't give any eye contact or greetings to guests. We were not sure if he was that busy in the computer work, but it seems to be nicer and more welcoming if he would give some kind of interaction to the guests.
Written December 31, 2022
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Sandy T
Toongabbie, Australia143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Haven't been here for years and I can see the change in the maturity of the trees. Very well laid out and easy to walk around although some parts are steep.
Written November 17, 2022
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Robin L
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
So beautiful in Spring with flowers blooming. Gardens are lovely. Great place for families with kids.
Written October 1, 2022
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