Festival of Joy

Katoomba Community Garden’s annual festival of community, creativity and place. Music, workshops, circus, picnic and play!

Grand Opening of Yanema Budjery Gumada walking trail and Fair Day!

Leura Public School hosts a Spring Fair and Open Day to celebrate the launch of the Yanema Budjery Gumada walking trail around the school that features 14 unique sites of cultural, ecological and historical significance. The trail name means ‘walk with good spirit’ and was chosen by Darug artist and cultural educator Leanne Tobin, whose … Read more

Flowering Stories under the blossom trees

Pink blossoms against a bright blue sky

Join us for an open mic style storytelling event, under the spring blossoms in the Katoomba community garden. Bring a cushion, blanket and a story to share! Drug and alcohol free event.

Think Spring, think LEURA! – Leura Gardens Festival

Walk in nature, give gratitude for its beauty. Gardens truly are natures art. There will be 8 spectacular gardens, all with something special for you to visit. Some gardens will be familiar, some are brand new to the festival. The Braes Heritage Garden Estate open Sunday 2 October with Katoomba Jazz Quartet. Karoola is at … Read more

Welcome Weeks

Spring is when our gardens come alive! Come and see our spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas in a unique bushland setting of 18 hectares. Enjoy a Devonshire tea in our tea rooms Thursdays to Sundays, or bring a picnic. Note that November 5 is also Gnome Festival Day in the gardens! Entry is a donation of … Read more

Reconnect – Lively in your neighbourhood!

Let’s get together and celebrate! We’ve come through a tough time together lately… We’ve had a year or two like no other, and we’re still standing! We’veseen neighbours reaching out to each other offering support and friendship, and that deserves to be celebrated. How can we gettogether in our neighbourhoods to enjoy our community bond … Read more

The Magic of Biochar & the Promise of Pyrolysis

The Magic of Biochar and the Promise of Pyrolysis Are you growing some of your own food?  Do you have a garden you are proud of?  Do you know that you could increase the productivity and health of your soil by applying biochar? Come and learn about this extraordinary substance – which ancient inhabitants in … Read more

Creating native BEE-friendly gardens!

Stingless bees, Blue-banded bees, bees that burrow, and bees that read?!… Who might live in your patch? And how can we make that space the best it can BEE? In this playful, interactive workshop, we will use games, music, nature exploration, and art-making to discover the bees (K)needs! After an introduction to the diversity of … Read more


The Festival of Resilience kicks off with a fun, free community event celebrating resilience and showcasing local, practical approaches to sustainability, climate action and caring for country. Performances, talks, art, music. All welcome! Starting from 11am at Carrington Place performers include: Aria winner Mic Conway, better known from the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. Bring along a … Read more

Spring Native Plant Celebration

A celebration of Spring: a huge variety of flowering native plants for sale, guided walks in the Reserve, native bee talks, demonstrations of propagation by seed and cuttings, wood turned items, advice on Australian plants.