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Three Blooming Marvellous Ways to Enjoy the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

July 22, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Join us in late August for a mesmerising not-to-be missed floral showcase at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. 

Heralding the welcome arrival of spring, the annual Daffodil Festival will transform the Garden into a sea of golden hues as mass plantings of daffodils erupt in bloom


The Festival (held from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily, 20-28 August 2016) features a range of fun and fascinating daffodil-orientated activities for the whole family.

Enjoy a picnic, take some stunning photos or simply wander through the entrancing plantings. A wide variety of cut flowers will be on show in the Visitor Centre and potted daffodils will also be available for purchase — along with Cancer Council ‘Daffodil Day’ merchandise.

Festival highlights include:

1. Daffodil Discovery Walk (23 August 2016)

Join our expert horticulturist on a guided walk to discover the delightful winter-spring bulbs on display.

Time: 10.30 am – 11.30 am; All ages; Price: $15 per person (+bf); Contact: (02) 4567 3000.

2. Growing Bulbs (25 August 2016)

Join our expert horticulturist to learn the secrets to bulb-growing success — including general cultivation and care tips for spring and summer-flowering bulbs and hands-on propagation workshop.

Time: 10:30 am12.30 pm; Price: $25 per person (+bf); Contact: (02) 4567 3000.

3. Daffodil Day with Mat Murray – coach day trip from Sydney (22 August 2016)

Join senior horticulturist Mat Murray at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden to see winter daffodils at their best. After arrival by coach, guests will start the day with a fortifying morning tea, followed by an absorbing and fun discussion with Mat regarding the many species of daffodils and key bulb-growing techniques. Mat will then lead a guided tour. After free time for lunch and further exploration, the coach will depart for Sydney at 2.30 pm. Time: Departing Sydney at 8 am; All ages; Price: $90 per person; includes return coach transfers and morning tea; Contact: (02) 9231 8182.

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