HMA NSW Tour of Mt Tomah and Bilpin

Join us on a wonderful day trip to the cool Blue Mountains on Saturday 23 February.

9:30 am Arrive the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mt Tomah

10 am Welcome and talk by Greg Bourke Curator Manager of the BMBG Mt Tomah.

Highlights will be the dahlia display, carnivorous plants (Greg’s speciality) and a behind-the-scenes nursery tour with details of the wollemi pine and waratah breeding programs.

We’ll also have a presentation from Senior Horticulturist BMBG and bulb enthusiast Mat Murray who has recently been on an expedition to see the bulbs of Turkey’s Taurus Mountains. Mat will talk about his 12 favourite bulbs.

After a short lunch break we will travel to Woodgreen 25 Powells Road Bilpin, which is just a few minutes away. This is the garden of Peta and Peter Trahar. Peta, one of the founders of the Collectors’ Plant Fair, is a renowned and celebrated gardener and Woodgreenis full of unusual plants.

1:30 pm Arrive at Woodgreen

2 pm Introductory talk by Peta and tour of the garden.


This is a self-drive tour but we are happy to help you arrange car pooling. Contact HMA NSW secretary Judy Horton Lunch options are limited – we recommend you bring your own lunch.

Cost $15 HMA NSW members, $20 non-members.


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