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Blue Mountains Tourist : Spring 2010
Hartley Big Backyard -- Old Hartley School Sunday 31 October. Celebrate rural Australia with displays of farm animals, machinery art & country entertainment P: 6355 2088 November Kedumba Drawing Award All November -- First presented in 1990, and is now considered the premier event for drawing in Australia with a $20,000 acquisitive award for 24 invited artists. Blue Mountains Grammar School grounds 11.00am -- 4.00pm. Open Mon- Fri & daily in November for Awards. P: 4757 2371 Blackheath Rhododendron Festival Saturday 6 & 7 November -- The village comes alive with floral displays, art show, parades and more. Various activities are held during the whole month. 9.00am -- 4.00pm www.bluemts.com.au/rhododendron Glenbrook Spring Festival Saturday 13 November -- A huge festival of local art and craft, live shows, displays, amusement rides, plus approx 100 street stalls. 9 am to 3pm www.glenbrookchamber.com.au or P: 4739 3447 Mountain Cruizers Car Club Sunday 14 November -- Open to all cars, bikes, vintage cars, hot rods, rat rods and utes. Over 30 trophies presented on the day. Money raised will go to local charities. Drinks and a barbecue will be available and fully catered by Wallerawang Primary School. Barton Ave. P: 1300 760 276 Sunday Groove in Glenbrook Park Sunday 21 November -- Musical entertainment for all to enjoy between 12:30 pm-3:30 pm Celebrate Lithgow Sunday 28 November -- A week of celebration culminating in a street party with amusements, stalls & entertainment galore. Main Street Lithgow P: 6351 3251 spring gardens Mount Wilson Gardens Sefton Cottage Church Lane, Mount Wilson 02 4756 2034 -- Entry $3. Merry Garth Davies Lane, Mount Wilson 02 4756 2121 -- Entry $4. Windyridge Queens Ave, Mount Wilson www.windyridge.com.au 02 4756 2019 - Entry $8. Nooroo Church Lane, Mount Wilson 02 4756 2018 -- Entry $8. Bebeah The Avenue, Mount Wilson 02 4756 2014 -- Open W/E. Breenhold The Avenue, Mount Wilson www.breenhold.com.au 02 9968 1232 - $7.50. Yengo Sculpture Gardens Queens Ave, Mount Wilson 02 4756 2002 -- Entry $7 Gardens are privately owned therefore opening times or prices may vary and are at the discretion of the owner. Other Spring Gardens Open Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens -- Bells Line Rd Mount Tomah. On show all year with an emphasis on cool-climate plants from southern hemisphere & round the world. Open April to Sept: 10am- 4pm. Oct to March: 10am to 5pm. Ad $5.50; Seniors/Conc $4.40; Child $3.30 & Family $11. www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au Mount Annan Botanical Gardens - Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan. Over 4000 plants set in 410 hectares of hills and lakes. Largest botanic garden in Australia. P: 4648 2477 www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/annan Francesca Park - 14 Ellison Rd Springwood, Gardens open September through to October Thurs -- Sun, 10am -- 4pm. A 31/2 acres Botanical garden with a large variety of plants including Dutch Irises and other bulbs, roses, conifers and a wisteria walk. Adults $5. P: 0417 065 441 www.francescapark.com.au Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve - Great Western Highway Glenbrook. P: 4739 8597 Bush Reserve featuring local wildflowers with a wide range of native plants for sale. Open W/E, and Wed. 12 -- 4 pm Everglades Gardens - 37 Everglades Ave Leura. View the stunning colours of the blossoms during spring. Open Spring & Summer 10am - 5pm. Autumn & Winter till 4pm. Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children $3. P: 4784 1938 www.everglades.org.au Australia's Open Garden Scheme -- Glamorous Gardens Open in Spring Accent on diversity. Talk directly to the garden-owners. For more information regarding the numerous gardens open in spring visit www.opengarden.org.au art exhibitions Local Blue Mountains galleries hold a variety of exhibitions during the year. Braemar Gallery 104 Macquarie Rd Springwood. A community gallery since 1988. Open Fri-Sun 10am -- 4pm P: 4723 5046 www.braemargallery.com Tanya Loviz Gallery 9 Katoomba Street, Katoomba Tanya's popular artworks. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday P: 4782 1370 W: www.tanyaloviz.com Event Horizon Gallery 186 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba. Contemporary works. Wed to Sat: 11am-5pm, Sun: till 4pm. P: 4782 2907 W: www.event-horizon-gallery.com Gallery Blackheath 44 Govetts Leap Rd. Open Friday to Sunday 10am -- 5pm. P: 4787 8800 www.galleryblackheath.com Warragil Studio Blackheath. Various artists. P: 4787 7722 Open weekends. www.waragilstudios.com.au Falls Gallery Wentworth Falls 161 Falls Rd P: 4757 1139 Wed - Sun 10-5pm www.fallsgallery.com.au Papyrus Gallery 175A The Mall Leura New gallery with artworks on paper. P: 4784 1896 W: www.papyrusgallery.com.au Katoomba Fine Art 98 Lurline Street Katoomba. P: 4782 1220. Representing local Blue Mountains artists - Open Daily. www.katoombafineart.com.au 28 August - 14 September at Katoomba Fine Art: 'Happy Wandering,' an exhibition of paintings by Wentworth Falls based artist, Nadège Lamy. 11 - 21 September 2010 at Lost Bear Gallery, Leura. 'Spin -- A Swift tour of art'. Ian Swift presents an exhibition of mixed media assembled sculptures made for the wall take a historic look at art through the ages. 18 September - 5 October 2010 at Katoomba Fine Art. An exhibition of still life paintings by Christine Wing Kristensen. 9 - 26 October 2010 at Katoomba Fine Art. Exhibition of oil paintings by acclaimed landscape painter, Warwick Fuller. 6 - 29 November 2010 at Katoomba Fine Art. Basketry of Today. An exhibition curated by Virginia Kaiser featuring 10 leading Australian artists. Nolan on Lovell Art Gallery 56a Lovell St Katoomba Changing exhibitions and represents emerging and established artists in the region. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm Thursday to Sunday P: 4782 3490 Marra Mob Aboriginal Works Jemby Rinjah, Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath. Local Aboriginal artwork, prints, gift cards and jewellery. W: www.marramob.com.au what's on in Spring? art antiques festivals food markets music and more! Info Start your visit to the Blue Mountains at the National Park Shop at Blackheath. Shop staff and rangers are on hand to give you information on all aspects of the Park including camping areas, walking tracks, guided walks, the Discovery Program and historic site tours. It is a great place to enjoy, discover and relax. Fun There is an interactive educational display, videos, an art exhibition, maps and walking track booklets. It is the start of the Fairfax Heritage Track which is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Bus parking is available. The Heritage Centre theatrette and gallery is available for video viewing and for group presentations. Shop Make your Discovery booking at the Heritage Centre and Shop. A wide range of quality Australian made souvenirs, gifts, maps, guidebooks, toys, clothes and artwork is available. Blue Mountains National Park Shop and Information Phone 02 4787 8877 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au National Parks Discovery Walks Talks and Tours Located at the end of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785 Australia. Open 7 days 9am-4.30pm Protecting our natural and cultural heritage. Don't waste time scratching around on your own... Get lots more out of your visit by starting with us! www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au spring 2010 38