Iris Garden - Bilpin

Bilpin , NSW, 2758

Iris Garden - Bilpin

A private property, IRIS AUSTRALIS in Bilpin, features a diverse range of irises, including over 1,000 tall bearded Iris, in addition to dwarf, intermediate, wetlands and water iris. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 2020, plus Monday 5th. Or email info@irisaustralis.com to arrange an alternative day to visit. If you're interested, I can also discuss 2019 iris trips to USA, Italy, France, Slovakia, Poland, UK etc, and the Iris Society of Australia.

Open Garden Dates/Times

OctoberFriday 02 to Monday 05 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 09 to Sunday 11 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 16 to Sunday 18 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 30 to Saturday 31 10:00AM - 4:00PM
NovemberSunday 01 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Free entry

Open 10am to 4pm Friday to Sunday, or email info@irisaustralis.com to arrange a visit at a more suitable time.

The garden is primarily open to showcase the beauty and diversity of irises.

A limited number of potted Iris are available for sale.

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces

Location & Contact Info

  • 2419 Bells Line Of Road
  • Bilpin , NSW, 2758

Note: Easy to access, on the Bells Line of Road, with parking for cars and mini buses. COVID-19 plan in place for 2020.

Local Climate Zone: 9 - Cool Temperate

Summer avg. Max: 26°C Winter avg. Min: 3°C
Avg Frost Days:26
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 1340mm. Summer avg. 477mm.
No. of rainy days: 55 Winter avg. 197mm.

Also open on Fri, 02 October 2020

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Garden Guide

IRIS AUSTRALIS, Bilpin, offers 1,600 metres of iris beds, primarily featuring tall bearded iris, but also hosting dwarf and median bearded iris, various species irises along with wetland and water iris.

Bilpin, a fruit growing enclave set amongst ...

Irises are labelled and grown in clumps

Photo courtesy of B Levy

The garden also has some older and species iris

Tall Bearded Iris 'Swerti' was first collected in 1612.

Garden Clubs are welcome

Take in the Blue Mountains views....

Modern cultivars from all over the world

In addition to hundreds of Australian cultivars, the garden features tall bearded irises from USA, Canada, Slovakia, France, Germany, UK etc.

1.6km of beds to meander through

Beds are laid out alphabetically in blocks, with clear labels on all cultivars

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