Events & Activities


Two New Exhibitions

18 Aug 2017 to 8 Oct 2017
Join Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Parke Street, Katoomba for the opening of two new exhibitions on 18 August, 6 - 8 pm. both exhibitions will run from 19 August to 8 October 2017.
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Jurgis Miksevicius – Portraits Real and Imagined

2 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017
This exhibition will be featured at Everglades Gallery, 37 Everglades Avenue, Leura from Saturday 2 September to Saturday 23 September 2017.
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A leaf, a Tree, a Forest Wild Gardens of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

2 Sep 2017 to 22 Oct 2017
Domestic gardens are designed by gardeners whilst wild plant communities arise from natural processes. Sometimes random and chaotic, wild gardens can reveal order and beauty by allowing the underlying rules of nature to prevail. In this exhibition Ian Brown explores the richness and beauty of wild Blue Mountains bush in fine art photographs …from leaf, bark and flower to
massive eucalypts, rainforests and heathland. Free entry.
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Nerd Alert

2 Sep 2017 to 4 Nov 2017
Let’s make and mix, build and test, investigate and experiment with super-cool science! Every month we’ll explore a new theme with a mini science-show and lots of making and experimenting for everyone to get involved, with all the tools, equipment and ingredients provided.
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Echo Call - a drawing competition

16 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017
The Woodford Academy is thrilled to again support the Annual Hazelbrook - Woodford - Linden Garden festival with additional open days on 16-17 & 23-24 September.
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Wild About Waratahs Festival

23 Sep 2017 to 2 Oct 2017
Celebrate the waratah at our popular annual Wild About Waratahs Festival. This year’s festival includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition, children’s science workshops and theatre performance, local waratah farm open day, photographic exhibition, guided tours, spectacular wildflower arrangements and plant sales. Sponsored by Proteaflora. Free entry.
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Waratah Science Plus Art

23 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017
Kids will discover the secrets of Waratahs on a Garden walk – learning how these beautiful plants fit into the Blue Mountains environment and their special relationship with birds and fire. Back in the Learning Centre, we’ll examine the flowers by dissecting them and viewing under a microscope.
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King and Queen of Green The Realm of Rubbish

23 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017
The King and Queen of Green love the planet earth and in particular things that are green! Princes and Princesses of all ages will enjoy this interactive show that explores the topic of landfill and the simple things we can all do at home to reduce the amount of waste going to the tip.
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Tarella Cottage Open Day

Sunday, 24th September 2017
The Blue Mountains Historical Society’s Tarella Cottage Museum Open Day will be held on Sunday 24 September 2017 between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm at 99 Blaxland Road Wentworth Falls.
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Dinosaur Stomp

27 Sep 2017 to 4 Oct 2017
We’re going on a BIG adventure these holidays! Let’s stomp around the Garden to discover megafauna and dinosaurs, and the plants they enjoyed eating. We’ll plant a small dinosaur garden to take home, and make our own delicious ancient plant snack: chocolate-crackle Wollemi Pine bark.
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Lithgow Library Speaker Event

Thursday, 28th September 2017
History Week has become Pop History Month at Lithgow Library with a Pop Culture collectables display, Vintage Cycles from the collection of Ian Rufus, and Racing Cycles and Cycling memorabilia of belonging to Local resident Clive Laing on exhibition for September.
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Garden After Dark Spotlight Tour

Saturday, 30th September 2017
Visit the Garden after hours! We’ll start with a short, entertaining talk on the nocturnal animals of the Blue Mountains. Then, as darkness falls, we’ll go on a prowl of the Garden, using “bat detectors” to help find micro-bats, and red-light torches to spot other nocturnal animals.
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Gadara Wildflowers Farm Open Day

Sunday, 1st October 2017
This local plantation has around 1,000 waratah plants including the unusual white waratah and is only open to visitors for one day during the Wild About Waratahs Festival. Access to the plantation is by a relatively steep rough track so is not suitable for people with mobility issues.
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Glenbrook Discovery Walk

Saturday, 7th October 2017
Glenbrook Discovery Heritage Walk. Historic sites, houses and 1892 railway route to Lapstone Tunnel West Portal.
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Spring Bird Walk and Talk

Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Join birding guide Carol Probets on a morning walk to see some of the Garden's beautiful birds and learn about their habits. In spring, many species are nesting and singing their most elaborate songs.
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Botanica and Birdlife

1 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017
Birds are natural companions of every landscaped, tamed or wild garden. This exhibition will feature depictions of the flora and birdlife of the Blue Mountains environment in many genres including floral artistry, woven objects and feather work
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The Garden of Earthly Delights

11 Nov 2017 to 12 Nov 2017
Come join us for a weekend of artistic flamboyance and celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. The Gardens will become a spectacular stage for new work by visual and performing artists from the Greater Blue Mountains creative community. A program of arts to....
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The Buzz of Native Bees

Saturday, 18th November 2017
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. While most bees live solitary lives and don’t store honey, they are the world’s most efficient flower pollinators. They are beautiful, diverse and fascinating to watch with about 200 species of ...
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