View exhibitions and join us for a diverse program of storytelling, workshops, walks & talks

 

Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition A Scientific Botanical Exhibition

 The Blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

The Blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

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

 BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

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

 the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

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.

Bushcare Conservation

 BluE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

BluE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

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

 the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

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

 BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE 

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE 

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

 the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

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

 BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

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'

 the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

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

 BLUE MOuntains cultural centre

BLUE MOuntains cultural centre

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

 The blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

The blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

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

 blue mountains cultural centre

blue mountains cultural centre

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

 BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

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

 BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE

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

 the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

the blue mountains botanic garden, mount tomah

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.

Waratah Wander

 the blue mountains botanic garden , Mount Tomah

the blue mountains botanic garden , Mount Tomah

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

 gadara waratah farm

gadara waratah farm

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.