|Address||Bells Line of Road|
|Phone||02 4567 3000|
|Brochure||Click to download|
|Monday - Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 5:30pm; Closed Christmas|
Located under 2-hours’ drive from the Sydney airport and less than an hour from Penrith and Richmond the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden has a wonderfully interesting history, founded on the traditional land of the Gundungarra and Darug Aboriginal people which in 1804 was traversed by explorer George Caley on a botanic collecting trip. Sitting on 252 hectares of land with 28 hectares open to the public and is home to 21,000 plants and 900 species and is the only botanic garden in the world in a World Heritage Area and is focused on the conservation of cool climate plants. Over the next five years we are revisiting, and returning The Garden to the original vision for the site while aspiring to be the model garden for sustainable practices on a global stage. Our educational, cultural and artistic events including exhibitions and workshops are set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Garden, reflecting the stunning surrounds
Refreshments & costs
|Morning/Afternoon Tea||refer to sample menu|
|Lunch||refer to sample menu|
|Booking notice required||Yes|
|We advise booking a picnic or BBQ space if required for larger groups|
|Coach parking / turning||Yes|
Garden Shuttle Tour
Take a 20-minute tour in the Garden Shuttle. Purchase tickets and view departure times at the Visitors Centre where the shuttle also leaves from or call 02 4567 3000 to see if there is a tour on the day you plan to visit.
Tours are $6.50 and free for Disability Pension Card holders, Foundation and Friends members and children 5 years and under.
Free Guided Walks
Take a walk with one of our Volunteer Guides to learn about the fascinating history of the Garden and see what’s looking good. Tours leave most days at 11.30am – see times at the Visitors Centre or call 02 4567 3000 to see if there is a tour on the day you plan to visit.
Organised groups must pre-book. Our Garden experts offer a personalised sensory feast of the Garden’s seasonal highlights.
$12.50 per person. To book phone 02 4567 3000.
Special Interest Group Tours
We run a program of special tours throughout the year from Night Walks to Aboriginal history tours, Bird Walks and Bee Workshops – visit What’s On to find out more.
Or for special interest groups we run 1.5 hour tours with an experienced guide with specialised horticultural knowledge. Tour content can be tailored to the interests of the group, for example proteaceae or conifers, or seasonal displays in the Garden.
When: Any day at a time to suit. All tours must be pre-booked at least two weeks ahead.
Cost: $36.50 pp. $275 minimum tour cost. $16.50 student/child.
To discuss and book phone 02 4567 3000
Self-Guided iPod Audio Tour
Hire an iPod Touch in the Visitor Centre for $12.50 (plus deposit or driver’s licence required) and choose from one of these self-guided digital audio tours:
The ‘Yenmara Bembulra Darug’ walk will take you through native bush, passing plants that have been used by the traditional owners of Mount Tomah, the Darug, for thousands of years.
The ‘Botanic Tales Trail’ tells the story of botany. From early explorers to present day botanists, this trail will take you on a journey to explore what connects our Garden with the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Children’s Self-Guided Treasure Quests
Follow the map to find the five trail stops and enjoy fun hands-on activities to learn about some weird and amazing plants. Answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize! Quest changes seasonally.
Collect your kit from the Visitor Centre.
Cost: $7.00 per child. Suitable for 6-13 years