Planned Events are held throughout the year and will be featured on this page.  Please do not hesitate to check out the ‘Hosts’, ‘Places to Eat’, ‘Places to Stay’ and the ‘Hidden Gems’ pages for regular open hours.  BMACHO Members invite you to explore the region. Check the events on the right hand side of this page.

Enjoy the rewards of the Scenic Greater Blue Mountains Region and the rich and fascinating history with the locals, who know it best, on the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail, a project of the Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations Inc (BMACHO)


PLANNED EVENTS:

EVENTS RUNNING FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME

2 September – 22 October 2017

A leaf, a tree, a forest - Wild Gardens of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Domestic gardens are designed by gardeners whilst wild plant communities arise from natural processes. Sometimes random and chaotic, wild gardens can reveal order and beauty by allowing the underlying rules of nature to prevail. Read more

30 September – 29 October 2017

Dancer in the Dark - Nadege Lamy
Dancer in the Dark is a visual and emotial reflection of then and now, of the ever-changing life journey of an artist through her body of work. At Everglades Gallery. Read more

21 October and 18 November 2017

Explorers Narratives of Site
This exhibition will be held at Woodford Academy, the Blue Mountains oldest building. Explorers Narratives of Site in Contemporary Art Practices, curated by Modern Art Projects. Read more

21 October 2017

Spring Bird Walk & Talk
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden’s beautiful birds and learn about their habits. In spring, many species are nesting and singing their most elaborate songs.  Read more

28 and 29 October 2017

Major Geoffrey McLaughlin M.C. - A Commemoration Weekend
Blue Mountains Historical Society will remember the life of Major Geoffrey McLaughlin M.C., an ordinary Australian hero, who  lost his life at Passchendaele 100 years ago on 4 November 1917. Read more

29 October 2017

Halloween Event at Valley Heights Museum
Dracular Spectacular, Halloween event on Sunday 29 October at the Valley Heights Rail Museum, 17bTusculum Road, Valley Heights. Be thrilled! Be scared! Be amused! Be entertained! Read more

1 to 30 November 2017

Botanica & Birdlife
Birds are natural companions of every landscaped, tamed or wild garden. This exhibition will feature depictions of the flora and birdlife of the Blue Mountains environment in many genres including floral artistry, woven objects and feather work  Read more

4 November 2017

Nerd Alert
Let’s make and mix, build and test, investigate and experiment with super-cool science! Every month we’ll explore a new theme with a mini science-show and lots of making and experimenting for everyone to get involved, with all the tools, equipment and ingredients provided..  Read more

11 November 2017

WHITE soiree at Everglades House
WHITE will celebrate the style, beauty and grace of this gorgeous avant-garde 1930s property. It will be held in Everglades House, amongst stunning gardens and formal terraces with sweeping views of the Jamison Valley. Read more

12 November 2017

Valley Heights Museum Open Day
The Valley heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum will be open on Sunday 12 November 2017.  There will be rides, as long as there is not a Total Fire Ban in place. Read more

11 and 12 November 2017

The Garden of Earthly Delights
Come join us for a weekend of artistic flamboyance and celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. The Gardens will become a spectacular stage for new work by visual and performing artists from the Greater Blue Mountains creative community. Read more

18 November 2017

The Buzz on Native Bees
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. While most bees live solitary lives and don’t store honey, they are the world’s most efficient flower pollinators. Read more

26 November 2017

Valley Heights Museum Open Day
The Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum will be open Sunday 26 November 2017 and there will be rides as long as there is not a Total Fire Ban in place. Read more

Saturday 2 December 2017

Bog Garden Bash - Guided Walk
Walk with Senior Horticulturist Mat Murray. The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is located under 2-hours’ drive from Sydney, it is home to some 21,000 species.  It is the only Botanic Garden located in a World Heritage Area and is focused on the conservation of cool climate plants. Read more

Saturdays 2 and 9 December 2017

Nerd Alert - Kids Carnivourous Fun!
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Led by one of the Garden’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable educators, kids will go on a fun adventure to the Bog Garden to find out how carnivorous plants lure and eat their prey! Read more

Saturday 2 – Sunday 10 December 2017

Plants with Bite! Carnivorous Fair
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is celebrating their 30th Birthday. Located under 2-hours’ drive from Sydney, it is home to some 21,000 species.  It is the only Botanic Garden located in a World Heritage Area and is focused on the conservation of cool climate plants. Read more

Saturday 9 December 2017

Carnivourous Considerations!
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Workshop and talk with senior horticulturist Damien Vella in the Wollemi Room. Cost $20. Bookings essential. Read more

9 and 10 December 2017

Santa arrives at the Valley Heights Museum
Santa arrives at the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, 17b Tusculum Road, Valley Heights on Saturday and Sunday.  There will be rides as long as there is not a Total Fire Ban in place. Read more

Saturday 16 December 2017

Habitat - an exhibition by Annette Minchin
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. From her studio on the edge of Lake Menindee, Annette Minchin witnesses the fragility of the landscape. Free Entry. Read more

 

5 May 2018

150th anniversary of the railway to Mt Victoria
There will be an exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the railway to Mount Victoria, at the Mount Victoria & District Historical Society’s Museum. Official opening will be held at 11.15 am. Read more

 

EVENTS RUNNING OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME

Current – extended

Hawkesbury Regional Museum - Interesting Objects
What do a doll called Ruth, a miner’s couch and a 222 year old document have in common?  They are all part of the current exhibition at Hawkesbury Regional Museum in Windsor.  Read more
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