Winter at Mount Tomah is not that lovely as when during spring when all trees have their leaves towering their shades on the grassy slope of a mountainous land.
There are some trees here that give off their leaves during winter thus creating an unhealthy image in the botanical garden.
We’ve been here two or three times seven years ago with some friends and that was spring time.
After so many years we haven’t been here there are some few changes now.
First, they already abolished that entry fee, and I believe the government now financially supports every phases of the garden's maintenance and improvements.
I just don't know when this was introduced to the public.
Added into the garden, is the newly constructed World Heritage Exhibition Centre erected just below the information centre building.
It holds venue for conferences, exhibitions at the lobby, and a lovely spacious projection/cinema.
Right into the exhibition area, it's very noticeable the artistry and the compelling sense of arts in the display of the photos, and other things that can be found in the botanical gardens.
At the garden just fronting the car park is another open shed like but spacious lecture or conference area complete with table and benches fenced with cut out stones atop each other.
Also, they have these stone walled stairs leading down to the lower gardens, a redeveloped project in a maze form which added a bit of beauty but not that really amusing to me.
We were lucky at that time we came here because we witnessed an exhibition of all the kinds of mushrooms (fungi) that grow on the ground and among the various kinds of trees that thrive here.
Of course the obvious ones which is the maintenance of all the plants and cleanliness of the gardens especially the cleaning of a stagnant pond of water surrounded by plants and rocks in an astounding landscape.
The most satisfying of all is the attraction of the place which is a view of the distant green, mountainous profile visible at the look out point, and to appreciate more the beauty of it, a telescope installed right at the veranda just right at the back of information centre is provided.
Mount Tomah is one of Blue Mountains’ most loved attractions and is one of the major tourist spots in the state of New South Wales.
It is 103 kilometres north west of Sydney. Flowers taken at the botanical garden.
These were the kinds of flowers presented as a gift to the Olympic champions during the Sydney 2000 Olymipc Games, and are very expensive when bought in any florist shop in Sydney.