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Daily Tours

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Events and festivals at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Aboriginal Heritage Tour

1 May 2013 to 1 May 2015
Aboriginal Heritage Tour at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
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Mystery Of The Munchers

1 Sep 2014 to 28 Feb 2015
Explore the Garden to find the six mystery stops. It's a wild world out there - and who is munching who? Enjoy fun hands-on activities and discover some amazing relationships between plants and animals.
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Butterflies, Bees and Jewel Beetles - a nature drawing workshop with Fiona Lumsden

Sunday, 9th November 2014
Join wildlife artist Fiona Lumsden to explore the essential link between insects and flowers as bees, butterflies and other insects add life to botanical compositions. See the tiny marvels of engineering and bizarre beauty that are our insect cousins and team them with their flower partners.
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Disney Fairies Trail

1 Dec 2014 to 28 Feb 2015
Come on a magical Blue Mountains adventure. Use the free Disney Fairies Trail app to discover Disney fairies fluttering amongst the flowers and trees in some of the Garden's most beautiful and enchanted places.
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Plants With Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair

6 Dec 2014 to 14 Dec 2014
Delve into the sticky world of meat-eating plants! Over many thousands of years, these incredible plants have evolved ways to trap and digest insects and other animals when they can't get enough nutrients from their environment. See if you can spot the trapping mechanisms on the carnivorous plants in our spectacular display. But don't get too close - these are plants with bite! Includes plant sales, information sessions and documentary screenings.
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Biophilia - an exhibition by James Blackwell

20 Dec 2014 to 1 Feb 2015
Join Blue Mountains artist James Blackwell as he reestablishes a connection with nature as an antidote to the barrage of stimulation taken host in our ever-evolving technological world. Using the Blue Mountains as his anchor, James embodies the repetition and symmetry of the landscape using the backdrop of the reliability and inevitability of the seasons as his inspiration for this exhibition.
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Bird Talk

Saturday, 31st January 2015
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the birds that inhabit the garden and learn about their habits.
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Carnivorous Plants & Other Curiosities - a drawing workshop with Fiona Lumsden

Sunday, 1st February 2015
Friends and foes, predators and prey. Join nature artist Fiona Lumsden on an exploration into the more bizarre relationships between plants and insects. Learn to portray the delicate beauty of carnivorous plants, sensitive plants and orchids on paper during this nature drawing workshop.
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Birds, Bees and Backyards - Gardening in the 1920s

7 Feb 2015 to 22 Feb 2015
As the Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon region celebrates the Roaring 20s and All That Jazz Festival, visit the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden for a glimpse into what was going on in the backyard garden during the Roaring 20s.
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Weaving Workshop - Learn To Weave with Lanny Mackenzie

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Join Lanny Mackenzie in a comprehensive weaving workshop, incorporating:
* discussion of natural grasses and other suitable weaving materials from nature
* preparation and drying techniques
* starting a basket, different stitches
* advancing to free-form - random weaving
* discussion of sculptural shapes and embellishments

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Wild About Waratahs! Spectacular arrangements by Blue Mountains Botanic Garden horticulturists

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