THE BLUE MOUNTAINS BOTANIC GARDEN MOUNT TOMAH

Celebrating our 30th Birthday, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is located under 2-hours’ drive from Sydney & 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.

Our educational, cultural and artistic events including exhibitions and workshops are set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Garden, reflecting the stunning surrounds.

 

Art from the Birds: Nests & Bowers

Saturday 10 June – Sunday 23 July

Visitor Centre

9.30am – 4.30pm

Birds are artists and architects. With just beaks and feet, they build cosy nests that are both functional and beautiful. Our very own clever bowerbird family even creates love arbours – thoughtfully decorated with precious items to impress. An exhibition not to be missed.

Free entry.

 

NAIDOC Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Wednesday 5 July 2017

10.30am – 12.30pm

Meet at the Visitor Centre

Join Brenden Moore, Biripi man and a Simon from Taree, for a NAIDOC Aboriginal Heritage Tour of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

On this fascinating, immersive tour, you’ll gain insight into part of the richly diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal People of Australia. Explore nature’s connections with the strong Aboriginal history and community on the Garden’s Darug Trail, that Brenden helped build. Experience Aboriginal cultural practice – the connection between plants and the Darug clan group through tools, weapons and stories. $39 per person. Bookings essential, click here

 

Mossy Monsters

Visitor Centre

Wednesday 5 and 12 July

1pm – 3pm

Lead by our experienced and enthusiastic educators, kids will explore The Jungle rainforest to hunt for some of the world’s most ancient life-forms – moss, lichen and ferns. They they’ll get creative to make their own mossy monster to take home!

$20 per child. Bookings essential, click here

 

 

NAIDOC – Kids Aboriginal Language Treasure Hunt

Saturday 8 July 2017

Waratah Education Centre

10am – 11.30am

Come along as we look at Country through Aboriginal eyes on a fun interactive game of learning traditional Aboriginal languages using plants, animals and country. Exploring together we will journey through the Darug Country through the Yenmara Bembulra Darug Walk finding rock engravings hidden within the Bush tucker Garden within beautiful Garden.  $20 per person. Bookings essential, click here

 

 

Nature Drawing Workshop with Fiona Lumsden

Sunday 16 July

Waratah Education Centre

10am-3pm

Join Fiona for a nature drawing workshop and take advantage of her 40 years’ experience in the field, observing and painting birds, to delve into the world of birds and their creations as inspiration for your own art. Includes tea/coffee and light refreshments. Participants to bring their own lunch.  $100 per person. Not suitable for children. Bookings essential, click here

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