Visit the Blue Mountains this September and experience NSW’s most spectacular waratahs at the 14th annual Wild About Waratahs Festival at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah between 19–27 September 2015.
Be mesmerised by the intricacy of the glorious bloom, and learn how the flower’s sweet nectar attracts an abundance of birds, bees and even pygmy possums.
This year’s festival highlights include:
- a new protea display bed sponored by Proteaflora
- the New South Wales waratah growers’ competition’ spectacular floral displays created by our talented horticulturists
- waratah walks and workshops
- an exhibition by local nature artist Fiona Lumsden and fascinating workshops.
“Last year more than 7,000 people visited the Garden to see our waratahs and get tips on how to grow these plants,” said Louise Clifton, Visitor Experience Manager of the Blue Mountain Botanic Garden
“This year we have a stunning choice of colours from deep red to softer pinks, striking white and sumptuous yellows. Come and see why so many people are enchanted by our state floral emblem.”
Enter the #wildaboutwaratahs photography competition on Facebook and Instagram and win a stay at the Jungle Lodge or beautiful waratah plant! All you have to do is tag a waratah inspired photo with the hashtag #wildaboutwaratahs and your entry is submitted. Open now until end of October.
The Wild About Waratahs Festival is sponsored by Proteaflora, Wildflower Industry Network NSW Inc and East Coast Wildflowers.
Entry to the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens is free.