As the weather cools and the leaves start to change, a road trip from Sydney to the Blue Mountains is a must-see. The patchwork of colour along the Bells Line of Road is a breathtaking reminder that winter is around the corner.
Leave the stress of the city behind you and weave through the Blue Mountains to discover quaint country towns and a mix of experiences that the whole family can enjoy. Autumn in particular is a great time of year to get cozy in the Blue Mountains and see stunning displays of nature.
It's not all about the trees and falling leaves, Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers and they are in full bloom at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah until the end of April.
These wide variety of blooms and bold colours are truly a sight to see. This well established display has been a local favourite with many visitors coming far and wide to sit amongst the flowers in the peaceful Formal Garden.
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This display attracts nature photographers as well as green thumbs looking for inspiration. The Curator Manager at the Garden, Greg Bourke, just so happened to be a well known photographer too.
Below is selection of visitor favourites that have been taken by Greg. Continue reading for a few growing tips so that you too can have Dahlias in your garden.