Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

Blackheath, NSW, 2785

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A world renowned, unique woodland garden where Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Mollis Azaleas and deciduous trees are planted amongst Australian bushland. Open 365 days a year, our Garden is managed by volunteers and donations. The 18 hectares offer many paths and tracks to explore, an accessible Lookout, a Reflective Lake and picnic areas. Accessible toilets are near the car park. During the peak flowering season (Sep-Nov) our meeting Lodge becomes a Tea House and we sell souvenirs and plants.

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Open Days - Sept - November

Open Days begin on the Labour Day weekend (Sept or Oct) and finish at the end of the second week in November. This is the peak flowering season for Rhododendrons and Azaleas and the time when Campbell Rhododendron Gardens are at their spectacular best.
Our meeting house (The Lodge) becomes the Tea Room (open 10am-4pm) and our volunteers work 7 days a week preparing and selling the best Aussie Cream Teas in the mountains. We also sell an interesting range of souvenirs and plants. Our volunteer gardening experts are on hand to answer your questions and we rely on the income from this period to run the Gardens for the next year. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to book and receive the benefits that go along with 'group bookings'. Please go to our website for the information and booking form.  More Info »

Opening Times

The car park gates are open 9:00 - 4:00 (Autumn & Winter) and 9:00 - 6:00 (Spring & Summer) however visitors are welcome to stroll through the Gardens every day throughout the year. Just park in the car park to the right of the gates and enter through the pedestrian access.

Entry Fee: $5

Entry by donation. Our Garden is funded by your kind donation and generous bequests. The donation box is at the entrance booth where you can pick up a Garden Map.

Location & Contact Info

  • Bacchante St
  • Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Local Climate Zone: 8-9 - Cool Temperate to Alpine

Summer avg. Max: 25°C Winter avg. Min: 2°C
Avg Frost Days:59
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 984mm. Summer avg. 307mm.
No. of rainy days: 49 Winter avg. 200mm.

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Garden Guide

The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens are situated at the end of Bacchante Street in Blackheath. They cover an area of 18.3 hectares of Public reserve which was gazetted in 1970. The land is covered in native Australian bush. The Gardens are designed ar ...

The Lookout

The Lookout is an accessible platform sitting just behind the Garden Lodge. Access is along a smooth, gently sloping path from the car park. It is quite easy for those requiring assisted walking aids and wheelchairs. The Lookout juts out over native shrubs and ferns and provides a stunning vista across the valley and Reflection Lake.  More Info »

Autumn Beauty

Autumn is wonderful in Blackheath. Wentworth Street is spectacular every year as is our Maple Walk. The Rhodo Garden has a great variety of deciduous trees that provide stunning colour changes and fun for kids of all ages! Who doesn't love playing in the fallen leaves?  More Info »

Kids Korner

During the up-coming Open Days, fun activities will be provided for your children. Kids Korner will be a child-friendly space within the Tea Room where they can colour pictures of Rhodo flowers and our resident Rhodosaurus while you have your refreshments in peace. There will also be outdoor activity sheets provided so that our visiting children can enjoy their visit just as much as their parents will.  More Info »

Your Wedding - Our Garden

The Campbell Rhododendron Garden provides a stunning backdrop to your wedding photos. The Garden is at it's most photogenic in Autumn - under the gorgeous changing leaves of the deciduous trees or in Spring during the stunning peak flowering season for Rhododendrons. The variety of ideal locations can cater for 10 - 100 guests. All information plus a booking form can be found on our website.  More Info »

Visitor Comments

was actually there yesterday. Called in briefly after Iris Show in Blackheath Community Hall. There was quite a heavy mist in the area which tended to give the gardens an eerie look. some lovely native flowers including red, yellow and white waratahs. a lot of the kurume azaleas were just coming out and unless knocked out with petal blight should look lovely over the coming week.
Anne - October 2018

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