Check out some of our images of the magnificent plants to be found in the
Mount Tomah Botanic Garden.
Rhododendron are a popular planting up in the Blue Mountains region, with the
Blackheath holding the annual Rhododendron Festival. Following are the flowers of the
Rhododendron augustinii, whose common name are Augustine's Rhododendron and Blue
Mt Tomah Botanic Garden is one of the magnificent botanic gardens in Australia,
located deep in the
Blue Mountains of
New South Wales. This 252 hectare garden sits 1,000 metres
above sea level, on the summit of a basalt capped peak, with magnificent vistas
from various sections of the garden.
Known as Mount Tomah Botanic Garden, the
garden takes its name from the mountain on which it is located. 'Tomah' is said
to be an Aboriginal word meaning 'tree fern', the original owners of the land
being the Daruk Aboriginal people.
Located in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains region, Mount
Tomah Botanic Garden is home to a world class collection of plants from the
cooler southern hemisphere and around the world. The plants are grouped by their
geographical origin, with each season providing a new perspective to the garden.
There are spectacular views of Wollemi National Park, and visitors to this
botanic garden will see the
Wollemi Pine that made international headlines around the world, as a
remnant plant from the age of the dinosaurs.
The botanic garden is a wonder place to visit for friends and lovers,
families and tourist, Visitors can enjoy the garden through picnic areas, or the
cafe / restaurant. Beautiful laid out, the garden has are some accessible
facilities and pathways, although there are steep paths and stairs. The are
disabled parking bays in the car park.