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20,920 bulbs to bloom for Blue Mountains Botanic Garden 30th Birthday

20,920 bulbs to bloom for Blue Mountains Botanic Garden 30th Birthday
July 24, 2017

The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah planted over 20,000 bulbs for its 30th Birthday in anticipation of one the Garden’s biggest floral displays ever, projected to span from mid-August to mid-October during 2017.

Kicking off the show and heralding the welcome arrival of spring, the annual Daffodil Festival (19th to 29th August) returns to transform the Garden into a sea of golden hues as thousands of Daffodil bulbs erupt in bloom.

Backing onto the magnificent Daffodil display in September - October will be an explosion of vibrant colour with 17,000 new bulbs including Muscari (4,818); Tulips (4,181); Dutch Iris (2,640), Crocus (1,938), Ranunculus (3,520) and over 2,000 unusual other bulb varieties.

Greg Bourke, Curator Manager at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah explained “we couldn’t have a 30th Birthday year for the Garden without paying tribute to the history of the site, once a fresh-cut flower farm owned by the Brunet family from 1934 to 1972 - bulbs and cool climate plants were their specialty.

“This year, we have more than 50 new Daffodil cultivars across the Residence Garden, Brunet Lawn and Woodland Areas adding to the 100 already on display, and you will be able to spot a few rare species throughout the Rock Garden.”

The Daffodil Festival and Spring Bulb display are free to attend and accompanied by an array of fun bookable activities, including a Discovery Walk and a Growing Bulbs workshop. Families can also reserve a picnic spot to spend an afternoon among the flowers. 

Images: Daffodils at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

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