Take a step into the emerald light of The Jungle. This walk was recently opened for school groups on a neighbouring property purchased witht the assistance of a generous donation by the Fairfax family. A safe level walk suitable even for the earliest stages. See giant vines, tree ferns and stand inside an ancient hollow emergent. Learn about food webs and habitat.
State and National Parks
Find answers to the questions: What is the Greater
Get Growing - Beginners and Advanced
Students plant their own seeds and seedlings to take back to school. Explore the garden identifying the needs of living things and the strange way they grow.
Wet and Dry
Find out how a water lilly leaf floats. Watch a carnivorous plant feed & look at the leaves magnified on the big screen. Sketch some stunning succulent plants and discover how they store water.
This lesson explores how plants survive in different environments.
The Need for Shelter - natural and built environments
Explore the Garden, looking for creatures and plants that live within it. Comparing natural and built environments. Find nests and burrows. Look for signs of animals including skins of snakes, skeletons and more. The highlight of course is to feed the fish!
Discover the diverse range of living things. What does a plant need to live? Feed the red mountain yabbies some carrot and the fish in the stunning ponds of the Rock Garden. Watch the honeyeaters sipping nectar from the flowers of the Rock Garden. Look for possum hollows and bandicoot scratchings in the rainforest...life everywhere!
Aboriginal People and Plants
Take a walk with our indigenous officer to identify local plants and their uses. What can we find in the forest larder today! Learn how skilled the aboriginal people were with tools and hunting. Have a go at weaving a snake from flax. Learn about making ochre.
Sustainable Environment Matters, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle
Learn about the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden's sustainable practices in horticulture, including worm farms, recycling systems and non chemical pest control - including lizards that eat the bugs!
Risk Assessments are available for all lessons.
Lessons are designed to run in a fun and safe way and are taken by education professionals.
The garden has trained first aiders and full
The Garden Education Service will accept large groups of students.
For Bookings or enquiries please ring Education Officer - Rusty Worsman on 4567 3015 0r email