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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

Instagram and Facebook photo comp!

19 Aug 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
Enter our photography competition on Instagram and Facebook!

Mystery Of The Munchers

1 Sep 2014 to 30 Nov 2014
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.

Wild About Waratahs Festival

20 Sep 2014 to 28 Sep 2014
To celebrate our state floral emblem and inspire a love of waratahs in the wild, this year's program includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition and display, National Parks and Wildlife guided walk, waratah themed Garden walks, information panels, art and plant sales.

Waratah Bloom Competition

Saturday, 20th September 2014
Judging of the NSW champion waratah bloom!

Waratah Wander

Tuesday, 23rd September 2014
Join our Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Horticulturist on a guided walk discovering the magnificent waratahs on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.

National Parks Discovery Wild Waratah Walk

Saturday, 27th September 2014
This easy-medium grade walk takes you into Pierce's Pass in the Blue Mountains National Park to see Waratahs growing in the wild. Join a National Parks and Wildlife Discovery Ranger to find out about this "wild" national park and see how the waratahs are responding to the 2013 fires.

The Wollemi Warrior Adventure

Saturday, 4th October 2014
Kids will enjoy this interactive performance as Wendy Wanderer and her helpful adventurers try to stop the villainous Iggy Chop from turning the Wollemi Pine into a toothpick for his collection.

Blue Mountains Festival of Walking - Tomah Spur Wilderness Walk

Wednesday, 8th October 2014
Join the Wilderness Walk to Tomah Spur led by a specialist guide with detailed knowledge of Blue Mountains plants and wildlife. Tomah Spur is on conservation land owned by the garden and contains four different environments - rainforest, eucalypt woodland, spectacular heath and wind-sculpted sandstone. You'll travel through a carpet of ferns, moss-laden rocks and lush green rainforest with towering trees before emerging onto a rock outcrop with spectacular views of the Blue Mountains.

The Buzz on Native Bees - Australian native bees of the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra Regions

Saturday, 18th October 2014
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. Learn how to encourage many bee species into the garden by conserving or providing nesting habitat. You will also have a chance to win the lucky door prize of a hardwood native bee nest!

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.

Plants With Bite! Carnivorous Plant Fair

6 Dec 2014 to 14 Dec 2014
Learn how these intriguing plants have adapted to nutrient deficient environments by feeding on 'meat'. In conjunction with the Australasian Carnivorous Plant Society, the Visitor Centre will house a spectacular carnivorous plant display with rare plants for sale, information sessions and carnivorous plant documentary screenings. Visitors may also visit the Garden's own Bog Garden.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

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