Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
|Blue Mountains Botanic Garden|
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden visitor's centre
Location in New South Wales
|Location||Mount Tomah, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australian|
|Area||28 hectares (69 acres)|
|Elevation||1,000 metres (3,300 ft) AHD|
|Operated by||The Botanic Gardens Trust
trading the Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands
|Visitors||158,512 (in 2016)|
|Status||Open all year|
|Designation||New South Wales Heritage Register|
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is a 28-hectare (69-acre) public botanic garden located approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the Sydney central business district at Mount Tomah in the Blue Mountains, in New South Wales, Australia. The garden is heritage-listed and is located on the boundary of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Greater Blue Mountains Area and can be accessed via the Bells Line of Road.
The garden was established in 1972. It includes an additional 128 hectares (320 acres) of land dedicated to conservation. The garden is 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) AHD , and it specializes in cool-climate plants that would not grow well in Sydney's warmer conditions. The gardens are managed by the Botanic Gardens Trust trading the Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands, that also has responsibility for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan. The Trust is a division of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The garden was originally known as the Mount Tomah Botanical Garden, and the name was later changed to Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.
The land was originally granted to Susannah Bowen in 1830. She had arrived in the colony in 1828.
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- "Visitation". About us: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Mt006 : Mount Tomah Botanic Garden". New South Wales Heritage Register, Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. 20 September 2004. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
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