The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is a beautiful 90minute drive from Sydney. This breathtaking Garden is the only botanic garden in the world located in a World Heritage Area. Focused on the conservation of cool climate plants including the Jurassic Wollemi Pine.
There are so many things for your little explorers to do including:
Self-Guided Treasure Quest
Every season they produce a new self-guided tour for children and families. Using a map, they explore the Garden to find five stops. At each trail stop they discover fun facts linking plants and people through stories about science and culture. Children collect clues and complete hands-on activities that encourage and enable them to engage with plants and the wider Garden and Mountain environments.
Each school holiday they offer a new Educator-lead holiday program on a plant-related theme. The program is a 2-hour session and includes a guided sensory discovery walk through part of the Garden, and hands-on gardening and craft activities to make take-home items.
With views worth driving for and coffee to match, The Potager restaurant is a sophisticated family spot. It boasts indoor and outdoor dining, high chairs, and a bespoke kids’ breakfast and lunch menu including Mini Hot Cakes, Bacon and Egg Rolls.
The Potager is open Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am – 4.30 pm and weekends 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. The Ugly Mug kiosk is open Monday and Tuesday and until 5pm weekends to keep you fuelled with coffee and lighter options.
If you are making the trip and want to ensure a table you can book by phone or online.
They offer a range of programs for Primary and Secondary schools. These are closely linked to the curricula, covering outcomes for Science and Technology, Geography, Food Technology, and Biology. All the lessons are led by their highly trained teachers who are skilled at engaging students in outdoor learning experiences.
Entry to the Garden is free and Click here for opening hours, program ticket details and to find out what’s on.
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