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Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

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Australia - New South Wales - Mount Tomah

Institution Code: NSW

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Mount Tomah Botanic Garden is located 1000m above sea level in the world heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Mount Tomah displays the cool climate collection of the Botanic Gardens Trust, growing plants not suited to Sydney's climate. Over 5000 cool climate plants mainly from the southern hemisphere are arranged according to geographic origin over the 28 hectares of gardens. The property also includes a parcel of conservation wilderness area and a hectare rainforest property

Main Address:
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Bells Line of Road
Mount Tomah
New South Wales 2758 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0) 4567 2154
Fax: 61 (0)2 4567 2037
URL: https://www.bluemountainsbotanicgarden.com.au/
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kim Ellis
    Curator's Name: Greg Bourke
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ignacio Czajkowski
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number:
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1970
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 28 Hectares
  • Latitude: -33.5385949
    Longitude: 150.4218137
    Annual Rainfall: 1600 mm
    Altitude: 1000.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 70000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 38000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 5935
  • Special Collections:20 % of collection is Australian flora. Rhododendrons, conifers, Southern Hemisphere and Northern Hemisphere cool climate plants.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes