Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Short Trip
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Private Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Short Trip 7 hrs
The Botanist Way plus Hawkesbury Farm Trail
Less than 2 hours away from Sydney, we can find Mt Tomat Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Garden is sitting on 252 hectares of land with 28 hectares open to the public all is within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The main focus is the conservation of cool climate plants.
The Darug Aboriginal people are the native inhabitants of the northern Blue Mountains, including the Mount Tomah area. European discovery and settlement of the area began in 1804 when naturalist George Caley became the first European to visit Fern Tree Hill, now known as Mount Tomah. In 1823 Archibald Bell, with Aboriginal guides, surveyed a route across the northern Blue Mountains. This would become Bells Line of Road.
Bell was followed later the same year by the botanist Allan Cunningham. Cunningham would go on to serve as Superintendent of the Sydney Botanic Garden from 1837 to 1838. In 1972 the Brunets presented their land to the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and in 1987 garden opened to the public.
They pioneered many projects, one of them focuses on the conservation of Wollemi Pine.
Wollemi Pine is one of the world’s rarest plants and was only recently rediscovered. There are only three strands of adult Wollemi Pines known in the wild and each individual tree is numbered and sometimes named. The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s Wollemi Pine tree is growing in the heart of the Garden.
This special tree is one of the oldest Wollemi pine trees outside of the Blue Mountains canyon where they grow in nature, having been grown from the first seed collected in 1994.
In addition, we will be passing the Hawkesbury trail where convict history meets food and wine trail.
In June 1789, Governor Arthur Phillip and a small party of 40 men made the first European exploration of the Hawkesbury River. Governor Phillip named the river after the British Statesman, Lord Hawkesbury. They were looking for farming land for the colony. Hawkesbury is still considered a food bowl of Sydney
The first European settlers arrived in 1796. In 1810, Governor Macquarie started to expand and build new towns. Townships of Windsor, Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Castlereagh were established.
|PRICE / GROUP|
|1-2 Guests = AUD $600|
|3-4 Guests = AUD $700|
|5-6 Guests = AUD $800|
|7-8 Guests = AUD $900|
|9-11 Guests = AUD $1000|
|Hotel Pickup 8am / Hotel Drop-off or Airport drop-off 15.30|
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