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

24 September 2017

Tarella Cottage Open Day
Tarella Cottage, a typical Mountains 19th Century holiday cottage, has been standing in Wentworth Falls for over 125 years. The permanent displays within the cottage provide a glimpse into the lives of our 19th Century forebears. Read more

19 August – 8 October 2017

Two new exhibitions
Join Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Katoomba for the opening of two new exhibitions on 18 August. Exhibitions will run from 19 August to 8 October. Read more

2 – 23 September 2017

Jurgis Miksevicius – Portraits Real and Imagined
At the National Trust’s Everglades Gallery, 37 Everglades Avenue, Leura.  Exhibition will be opened on Saturday 2 September 2017. Read more

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

23 and 24 September 2017

Echo Call
The Woodford Academy is thrilled to again support the Annual Hazelbrook – Woodford – Linden Garden festival with additional open days on 16-17 & 23-24 September. There will be a drawing exhibition by Jacqueline Spedding & Freedom Wilson. Exhibition opening 16 Septembr 2017 1 – 2 pm.  Read more

23 and 24 September 2017

Waratah Science + Art
Kids will discover the secrets of Waratahs on a Garden walk – learning how these beautiful plants fit into the Blue Mountains environment and their special relationship with birds and fire. Back in the Learning Centre, we’ll examine the flowers by dissecting them and viewing under a microscope. Read more

23 and 24 September 2017

The King and Queen of Green: The Realm of Rubbish
The King and Queen of Green love the planet earth and in particular things that are green! Princes and Princesses of all ages will enjoy this interactive show that explores the topic of landfill and the simple things we can all do at home to reduce the amount of waste going to the tip.  Read more

23 September to 2 October 2017

Wild About Waratahs Festival
Celebrate the waratah at our popular annual Wild About Waratahs Festival. This year’s festival includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition, children’s science workshops and theatre performance, local waratah farm open day, photographic exhibition, guided tours, spectacular wildflower arrangements and plant sales.  Read more

27 September and 4 October 2017

Dinosaur Stomp
We’re going on a BIG adventure these holidays! Let’s stomp around the Garden to discover megafauna and dinosaurs, and the plants they enjoyed eating. We’ll plant a small dinosaur garden to take home, and make our own delicious ancient plant snack: chocolate-crackle Wollemi Pine bark.  Read more

28 September 2017

Lithgow Library Speaker Event
History Week has become Pop History Month at Lithgow Library with a Pop Culture collectables display, Vintage Cycles from the collection of Ian Rufus, and Racing Cycles and Cycling memorabilia of belonging to Local resident Clive Laing on exhibition for September. Read more

30 September 2017

Garden After Dark - Spotlight Tour
Visit the Garden after hours! We’ll start with a short, entertaining talk on the nocturnal animals of the Blue Mountains. Then, as darkness falls, we’ll go on a prowl of the Garden, using “bat detectors” to help find micro-bats, and red-light torches to spot other nocturnal animals. Read more

1 October 2017

Gadara Wildflowers Farm Open Day
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. Access to the plantation is by a relatively steep rough track so is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Read more

14 October and 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

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

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

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

 

EVENTS RUNNING OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME

March to October 2017

Glenbrook & District Historical Society's History Walks
The popular monthly walks programme for 2017 has been added here.  Have a look now and plan for next year.  Telephone number for booking is on the flyer.  Read more

 

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
MORE INFORMATION:

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Or for more information on regular open hours of museums, historical societies, historic buildings, historic gardens, historic businesses go to the ‘Hosts‘, ‘Places to Eat‘, ‘Places to Stay’ and ‘Hidden Gems‘ pages.