A Royal Botanic Garden Sydney,
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre & Blue Mountains
Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah collaboration.
View exhibitions and join us for a diverse program of storytelling, workshops, walks & talks
Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition A Scientific Botanical Exhibition
11 AUGUST– 14 OCTOBER
Outstanding contemporary illustrators celebrate the work of the first botanical illustrator of the Royal Botanic Garden. Free Entry.
Mycorrhizal: Futurae - Ferox – Inferius
25 AUGUST–7 OCTOBER
Mycorrhizal: Futurae – Ferox – Inferius is Freedom Wilson’s new body of work which raises awareness of the endangered Buttercup Doubletail Orchid (Diuris aequalis).
Blue Mountains Botanica Specimen Walk
25 AUGUST–14 OCTOBER
After you have visited the Blue Mountains Botanica Exhibition at the Blue Mountains City Gallery, head to the Garden and complete the story by taking a self-Guided Walk to see the live specimens. Free.
8 SEPTEMBER 1PM–2PM
Learn more about restoring and protecting the natural environment by attending this bushcare information sharing session at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Local bushcare and conservation groups will discuss their recent initiatives and provide information about how you can be involved.
Wild About Waratahs Festival
22 SEPTEMBER-1 OCTOBER
Celebrate the waratah with a state-wide waratah bloom competition, local waratah farm cut plants to buy, workshops and walks presented by Proteaflora. Garden entry is free.
Junior Silk Screen Printing Workshop
TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER 10AM–2PM
Join exhibiting artist Freedom Wilson for a fun silk screen printing workshop inspired by things we find in the Australian Bush. Using a collection of found leaves, flowers, feathers, twigs and insects, learn how to create a silk screen stencil and print your own T-shirt.
Gondwana Garden Family Day
18 AUGUST 9.30AM-4PM
Take a trip through time to the ancient land of Gondwana for a fantastic family day of hands-on science fun supported by Inspiring Australia, and part of the Sydney Science Festival. Free event.
Take A Walk On The Wild Side -Plant Evolution with Anna Murphy
25 AUGUST 10AM-12PM
Anna Murphy, Threatened Species Officer for the Office of Environment and Heritage will lead a walk through local bushland to discover the fascinating ecology and evolution of Australian plants.
Spring Kids Quest 'Garden Safari'
1 SEPTEMBER THROUGH SPRING
Self-guided quest to discover the wild world of plants. Answer 5 clues and win a prize. Kits $7.50 each from the Visitors Centre.
Threatened Species Day Gallery Talk
8 SEPTEMBER 11AM–12PM
Artist Freedom Wilson and ecologist Anna Murphy discuss Mycorrhizal Futureae -Ferox – Inferius, an art project exploring the plight of the endangered Buttercup Doubletail Orchid.
Waratah Workshop with Gordon Meiklejohn
22 SEPTEMBER 11.30AM-1PM
Join Gordon Meiklejohn, grower of Australian and South African Flora, to learn how to strike waratah cuttings and hear tips on how best to care for your cuttings and plants. Booking essential - tix $15pp.
Botanical Art for Beginners with Angela Lober
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER & SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER 10AM–3:30PM
This introductory botanic art course covers the techniques needed to prepare and sketch a botanical subject and build an image using watercolour paint.
Blue Mountains Botanica
25 AUGUST–14 OCTOBER
Developed in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Blue Mountains Botanica delves into the history of botanical exploration of the Blue Mountains and features historical botanical illustrations, plant specimen and archival material drawn from the National Herbarium of NSW, the Daniel Solander Library and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.
Shedding a Light on Botanical Specimens with Miguel Garcia
25 AUGUST 2PM–3PM
Join us for an intriguing insight into the historical and botanical specimens on display as part of Blue Mountains Botanica.
Bulbs of the Taurus Mountains Of Tukey
1 SEPTEMBER 1PM-2PM
Join Mat Murray, Senior Horticulturist who recently accompanied an expedition to the Taurus Mountains of Turkey to look for spring flowering bulbs. Part of the Daffodil Festival. Booking essential - tickets $15pp.
22 SEPTEMBER 11.30AM-12.30PM & 1.30PM-2.30PM
Join us for an hour-long Horticulturist guided walk discovering the magnificent waratah collection on display. Booking essential - tickets $15pp.
Gadara Wildflowers Waratah Farm Open Day
30 SEPTEMBER 10.30AM-3PM
This local plantation has around 1,000 waratah plants including the unusual white waratah and is only open to visitors for one day during the Wild About Waratahs Festival. Entry by gold coin donation.