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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

451 Reviews

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

451 Reviews
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Takeahat wrote a review Feb 21
Springwood, Australia197 contributions50 helpful votes
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah Free to wander at your leisure but for a more immersive experience book (at cost) a Saturday morning Nature Therapy Walk: An opportunity to understand the forest more fully using all the senses. Fragrant hot tea concludes the experience. As there is some pausing during the walk, suggest socks be pulled over trouser hems otherwise leeches may enjoy your presence too. Please don’t be put off going, just figure you want to try to avoid them. There’s a small outlet for drinks/snacks near the Visitor Centre. The on-site cafe at present closed. Nearest cafe on Bells Line of Road is the Bilpin Bush Honey Cafe (Hive cafe). The family sized apple pie is a treat to take home. Great value too.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Deborah D wrote a review Nov 2020
Cessnock, Australia1,218 contributions135 helpful votes
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We have visited the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens many times over the years. It is wonderful to see how it has developed. Going in different seasons brings varied experiences depending on what is in bloom. Due to Covid, the cafe is not open, but there is a kiosk for food and drink. We went to see the waratahs and the northern hemisphere plants, like lilacs, tulips and blossom trees, that were in bloom. In autumn, we will visit again for the color changes. We try to bring overseas visitors here to show them what Australia has in the way of flora. It was heart warming to see the surrounding fire ravaged areas coming back to life, although not much in the park was affected. This is a great place to bring families, but pushing a stroller might be a challenge in some parts as it is hilly.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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catalienne wrote a review Oct 2020
Sydney, Australia320 contributions36 helpful votes
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Well worth the drive along the mountains. Such beautiful gardens, worth walking all around it including the stunning rainforest area
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Manickjg wrote a review Oct 2020
1,002 contributions170 helpful votes
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Enjoyed our midweek visit here as there was less of a crowd and you could navigate the walking paths well. So many beautiful gardens to explore. Enjoyed our visit very much. Well kept and amazing that it was free to explore. Parking on site can be limited if there are crowds.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Aidan C wrote a review Sep 2020
Sydney, Australia41 contributions32 helpful votes
Arrived on Sunday it was busy, lots of cars getting directed around and around, on the third tour I ignored the security and drove right, primarily to ask what the go was he was rude and basically took it as a game he said some people do 10 circuits. Since I had already aimed for the right he said do a u turn and come back do another circuit. When I went right I found a carp ark with like 20 spots vacant. We parked and as we were waiting for a second car we called to him to advise there were lots of spots. He said until the guy managing that area calls him on a walkie talkie and says there is spots he directs people on this circuit to a completely full car park. I then had to go tell the other guy who appeared to be sleeping agains a wall, I counted the spots their were now over 20 and despite the car park being half full he de used to walk around counting and them ordered 2 at a time. Anyhoo that and the kiosk selling 10 dollar chips 54 dollars for 4 waters 2 pies a sausage roll and a box of chips. Not a price sign anywhere I thought that was illegal, btw 3 nuggets and chips 15 bucks. Bring a picnic. it kinda spoiled the day....then we went into the visitor centre go in the front and all u see is no exit signs, I forgot my binoculars and had to walk around the whole building, you guys know Covid doesn’t read signs plenty of space to enter and exit. Anyways a marvellous garden spoiled by knuckle heads and over priced food.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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