Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian Botanic Garden


Note: Program may be subject to change.



Garden Grooves presents Katie Noonan

Come and enjoy an afternoon in the company of one of Australia’s top female talents - Katie Noonan, supported by rapidly rising star Maples. Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of our most versatile and beloved vocalists. This four-times ARIA Award winning and six-times platinum selling songstress first received praise as the angel-voice of indiepop band George. Book early - tickets are limited!

When: Sun 1 March, 1 pm -4 pm
Where: The Formal Lawn, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Cost: $50 (no concessions) Members and Non-Members
Bookings: essential, via Moshtix
Enquiries: 4567 3000

Celebrating Seniors Week

We will be celebrating our seniors during Seniors Week with free tours of the Garden guided by one of our volunteer guides. Tours leave on the hour between 10 am and 3 pm. Seniors can also enjoy a Devonshire Tea for just $5 from Melaleuca House cafe.

When: Tues 17 March, hourly between 10 am and 3 pm
Where: Meet at the Visitor Centre, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Cost: Free
Enquiries: 4634 7935

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - Aida

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is in its 4th year as presented by Opera Australia. This year's production is Aida, with a spectacular stage in Farm Cove, and harbourside seating and catering at Fleet Steeps.

 In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards. The show features the full Opera Australia Chorus on stage together with international singers, and a magnificent live orchestra beneath. Audiences will enjoy the entire opera-themed experience of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, with its comfortable harbour-side seating, wide range of on-site dining and drinking options, magnificent harbour views and lavish, fully staged opera featuring nightly fireworks. The stunning 'Platinum Club' - a pop up dining room and bar set amongst the tree tops - will again offer fine dining before the show, as well as drinks at interval.

 When: Friday 27 March - Sunday 26 April 2015, excluding Mondays, performances 7.30 pm-10.15 pm
Where: Fleet Steps, the Domain
Cost: Ticket prices start at $79. Travel packages from destinations around Australia and New Zealand, are available now on
Further information: See
Transport Infoline: or 131 500
Domain Car Park: or 9232 6165
Metered Parking: Hospital Rd, Art Gallery Rd & Mrs Macquaries Rd ($7 ph 8 am-8 pm or $3 ph 8 pm-8 am)

AnnanROMA Food and Wine Festival

 AnnanROMA Food and Wine Festival showcases the delicious produce available from primary growers and restaurants in the Macarthur region. Enjoy a day of tasting wonderful local food and wine in the beautiful setting of Lakeside. Take in the views across the lake while soaking up the great atmosphere and live music. This event is perfect for the whole family, with lots of fun activities for the kids.

When: Sun 26 April, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Lakeside, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Enter via Mount Annan Drive and park in the main car park
Cost: Free
Enquiries: 4634 7935


A celebration of nature set against the spectacular deciduous colours of our cool-climate Garden. Come and enjoy local produce, gourmet delights, beekeeping information, sustainability workshops, wine tasting, music, free guided walking tours and kids’ entertainment - and the hotly contested Bilpin Apple Pie Bake-Off! Fun for the whole family.

When: Sat 2 May, 9 am-4 pm
Where: Throughout the Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Enquiries: 4567 3000

Back-to-back international wool challenge

The challenge is on to shear a sheep,
spin the wool and knit a sweater in just
eight hours - from the back of the sheep
to the back of the shearer! This event,
which is part of TomahROMA, includes
fun wool activities for kids while raising
money for the Cancer Council NSW.

When: Sat 2 May, 8 am-4 pm
Where: Visitor Centre, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Cost: Gold coin donation
Enquiries: 4567 3000

Apple Pie Bakeoff

TomahROMA includes a bake off to showcase local produce and good old-fashioned country cooking with entries invited in a number of categories. Winners announced and prizes awarded with winning entries auctioned to raise money for Cancer Council NSW. For more information or to obtain an entry form, contact Carole Jensen on 4567 1317 or

When: Saturday 2 May 2015, 8 am-4 pm
Where: Visitor Centre, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Cost: Gold coin donation
Enquiries: Phone 4567 3000







Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah