Self-guided tree trail

Go on a tour through the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and explore our most special trees!

bmbg self tour

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah




9am to 5pm




1 hour

What you will need:

  • Safari Hat (or a regular hat will do)
  • Walking shoes that may get a little muddy
  • Water
  • Pencil or crayon
  • Paper for bark rubbings
  • Sense of adventure
  • Shhhhhh - Quite voices and movement (you are entering Grey-headed Flying-fox habitat)

Please be aware that touching natural parts might cause allergic reactions.

Allow approximately 1 hour

bmbg garden tour nature therapy

1. Sassafras: 

  • Scientific name: Doryphora sassafras
  • Family: Atherospermataceae
  • Location: At the Forest Lookout

2. Rough Tree-fern

  • Scientific name: Cyathea australis
  • Family: Cyatheaceae
  • Location: Where ‘Forest Walk’ intersects with the trail to the Rhododendron garden

3. Deodar, or ‘Himalayan Cedar’

  • Scientific name: Cedrus deodara
  • Family: Pinaceae
  • Location: Next to picnic table on Brunet Meadow

4. Brown Barrel

  • Scientific name: Eucalyptus fastigata
  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Location: Large tree at bottom of Brunet Meadow next to the path

5. Wollemi Pine

  • Scientific name: Wollemia nobilis
  • Family: Araucariaceae
  • Location: Downslope from ‘the beach’


6. Mueller Araucaria

  • Scientific name: Araucaria muelleri
  • Family: Araucariaceae
  • Location: Nearby to the Wollemi Pine

7. Grass tree

  • Scientific name: Xanthorrhoea glauca
  • Family: Xanthorhoeaceae
  • Location: Above the beach pond, at base of the rock garden

8. Eucalyptus copulans

  • Scientific name: Eucalyptus copulans
  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Location: At bottom of the ‘bog garden’

9. Silver Birch

  • Scientific name: Betula pendula
  • Family: Betulaceae
  • Location: Residence garden lawn

10. Giant Sequioa

  • Scientific name: Sequioadendron giganteum
  • Family: Cupressaceae
  • Location: At beginning of trail on west side of residence garden, set back in garden bed
Small waterfall cascading into a pond, footbridge above it and towering ferns.