Spring Itinerary

The freeze has thawed, the landscape has awakened from its Winter slumber and delicate baby green fronds have poked through the soil.

Sploshes of vibrant colour dot the scenery in the blood red of waratah stands in the bush; buttery daffodil drifts in public spaces; and the famous cherry trees of Leura Mall, Campbell Rhododendron Gardens of Blackheath and manicured azalea groves of Mt Wilson and priceless public collection at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mt Tomah on the OTHER Blue Mountains along the Bells Line of Rd.
Immerse yourself in the blooming kaleidoscope of the Blue Mountains in Spring.

Here’s how:

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SPECIAL DATES

Leura Gardens Festival | October 1 – 4
T: 0431 095 279
Tickets
Single garden $10, three gardens $20, all gardens $40
Hop-on/hop-off bus $10

Nine of the most beautiful gardens in the boutique village will show off their magnificent displays of new growth, masses of flowers, gorgeous bulbs and an amazing variety of cool-climate plants including azaleas, rhododendrons and peonies as well as magnificent deciduous trees. The festival raises funds for medical equipment and patient care at the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital, Katoomba, and other local health-related organisations.

Mid-Mountains Garden Festival | September 10 – 11 & 17 – 18
Tickets: $32 festival pass, $60 festival pass for 2, children under-16 free with accompanying paid adult

Eight private properties (Aldebaran, Totoro, Arcadia, Tanglewood, Stoneholm Lane, Tarraleah, Elvis and Djurali) showcase their magnificent gardens across Woodford, Linden, Lawson and Hazelbrook to raise funds for Hazelbrook Public School. Each garden includes a special hidden art project by school students, and there’s plants and produce for sale at the school and individual gardens.

Central Tablelands Garden Trail | October 29 – 30
Open hours: 10am to 4pm
Entry: $15 adults per garden, children under-16 free

Five diverse gardens of Little Hartley nuzzled against the western foothills of the Blue Mountains offer everything from historic buildings to Japanese influences, multi-hued cottage gardens, rare plants and gorgeous water features, huge perennial borders, loads of garden ideas and magnificent escarpment and mountain views. Enjoy the unique garden collective of Highfields, Hartvale, Wild Meadows, Harp Of Erin and Gory'u Japanese Gardens. Bus groups and picnics welcome.

 

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