Mt Tomah is part of the Royal Botanical Garden in Sydney, but I actually liked it a lot better than the one in Sydney. Although it’s smaller, it was designed really well, with a lot of really nice views and interesting features when you turned the corner. I think it was as nice as the Botanic Garden we visited in Hobart, which was my favorite in Australia so far.
|Mt Tomah and the Blue Mountains|
|I'm not sure what Dad is doing here.|
The Botanic Garden had a lot of interesting plants from other countries as well. I liked how the garden had arranged many textures and colors together to highlight the differences in the plants.
|I think these are Australian natives but I'm not sure|
|How often do you see a black plant? These are from South Africa.|
|A South American plant|
One of the coolest things in the garden was the carnivorous plant collection. I’ve seen some of these plants in greenhouses before, but here they were arranged in a bog garden, like how they grow in the wild. I didn’t get to see them eat anything, though.
|Pitcher plants -- the Femme Fatale of the plant world|
|Venus flytraps. Terrifying if you're 5 mm in size.|