The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust. Located in the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the garden features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world.
At 1,000 metres above sea level, the Garden at Mount Tomah overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views. A walk around this 28 hectare estate is a botanic journey.
Find out about this stunning world heritage listed region at the Garden's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition Centre. Visitors can wander through this interpretive centre and learn why the Greater Blue Mountains region was made a World Heritage Area.
Students will explore the places they live in and belong to whilst observing and describing features of places. They will explore the best of the natural and human features of the Botanic Garden and use geographic information and tools to interpret the environment.
What makes a plant a plant? How do they grow and change, and what do they need to thrive? Students discover this and more as they explore the beautiful Botanic Garden, plant their own seed to take home, and meet a garden expert.
Examine a range of native plants from contrasting rainforest and arid environments, observe the amazing adaptations that allow them to grow and survive. In research teams, conduct a scientific investigation and complete scientific illustrations, fine tuning skills and making connections between the physical conditions in which plants live and their growth and survival.
Students will explore the features of the Botanic Garden to discover why it is special and learn how to take care of it. They will embark on a discovery walk, complete an interactive mapping activity, and engage in learning new skills through nature play.
Invertebrates are everywhere! Students will explore different habitats in the Botanic Garden to find these amazing creatures, observe their external features and discover how they change as they grow.
Come on a journey through the Botanic Garden to discover the amazing world of plants. Get hands-on with different types of seeds to determine their dispersal mechanisms and plant seeds to take back to school to conduct a life cycle investigation.
There has been a theft of a valuable plant specimen at the Botanic Garden and we need your help investigating the crime.
Students will learn about the ecology of protected, remnant environments and how the Botanic Garden is effectively managing environmental change to enhance sustainability.
The Botanic Gardens are home to a wealth of Design and Technology productions. Join one of our interactive study days where students will have the opportunity to investigate, analyse and evaluate a range of design concepts and processes, apply these to create a solution in a simple design challenge and interact with authentic designers through a case study model.
Students will explore how topography and landscape features affect water movement travels and develop an understanding of sustainable water management practices.
Explore the amazing world of plant and animal habitats in the Garden and discover the characteristics and needs of living things.