- School Excursions
- Children & families
- Tours, courses & activities
- Community Greening
- Art and illustration
Tours, courses & activities
Botanic gardens provide a source of inspiration and recreation through their living collections and landscaped gardens of beautiful trees, shrubs and border plants. Our Community Education Unit provides interesting and interactive programs with a botanical, environmental and horticultural education focus for the whole community.
Courses & workshops
A variety of community programs are offered throughout the year and include one- and two-day workshops and sometimes longer courses on such topics as plant identification, bush foods, art & illustration and photography.
>> Click here to find out about Horticulture courses with Eden Education and the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living.
School holiday programs
Hands-on activities are also designed for children and school holiday activities often cater for the whole family. To find out more, visit the Events and Activities Calender for each of the three Gardens:
Volunteer Guides offer free guided walks daily at all three Gardens. Group tours and VIP talks can also be arranged.
For over 20 years, volunteers have worked with visitors and staff to enrich the programs and services provided by the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Today there are around 200 volunteers working at the Royal Botanic Garden, the Australian Botanic Garden and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, and approximately 185 volunteers working for the Friends of The Gardens. Click here to find out about the range of work done by our volunteers.
Volunteer Guides interpret the living collections, and take visitors on guided walks at all three Gardens. The Guides aim to enhance people’s enjoyment and understanding of the three Gardens, generate goodwill, and increase community support.