Mount Tomah Botanic Garden

Covering 28 hectares on the summit of a basalt-capped peak, 1000 metres above sea level in the rugged Blue Mountains, Mount Tomah is the cool-climate garden of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. The visitors centre provides displays about the garden.The theme of this Garden emphasises cool-climate plants from around the world, especially those from the southern hemisphere.

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It was opened to the public in 1987 and is already home to over 5000 species of plants from the cooler parts of the world. The Mount Tomah garden is one of the few botanic gardens where plants have been grouped according to their geographical origin. Plants are represented from South America, Southeast Asia, China, Africa, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the alpine regions of Australia.