Wildwood Garden

Bilpin, NSW, 2758

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Wildwood is not just a place to wander in and enjoy the plantings as it has a cafe with fabulous views, a gift shop & specialist nursery with treasures grown from plants in the garden. There is a cherry walk, dogwoods & other blossom trees, camellias, azaleas, massed clivia, & hellebore, hydrangea, deciduous trees that are spectacular in autumn & ferns that surround a magnificent waterfall with ponds. There is also a large lake surrounded by lawns & topiary where you can picnic.

Open Garden Dates/Times

MarchFriday 23 to Monday 26 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 30 to Saturday 31 10:00AM - 4:00PM
AprilSunday 01 to Monday 02 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 06 to Monday 09 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 13 to Monday 16 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 20 to Monday 23 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday 25 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 27 to Monday 30 10:00AM - 4:00PM
MayFriday 04 to Monday 07 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 11 to Monday 14 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 18 to Monday 21 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 25 to Monday 28 10:00AM - 4:00PM
JuneFriday 01 to Monday 04 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 08 to Monday 11 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $10

Adults $10.00, Pensioners, Disabled & Students (with Australian ID cards) $8.00 each & Children under 16 Free

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes

Location & Contact Info

  • 29 Powells Road
  • Bilpin, NSW, 2758

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.

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Garden Guide

Wildwood is the creation of plant & garden enthusiast Wayne & Sue Tapping. They began this garden more than 30 years ago & also opened a retail nursery at nearby North Richmond. The Nursery closed in 2010, allowing the couple to pursue their dream ...


Spring at Wildwood Garden is quite spectacular with a wide range of nearly all types of plants, shrubs & trees.

During September - Plums, Crab Apples & Cherries carpeted beneath by Azalea. Magnolia in all the different colors & forms too have made an appearance blanketed beneath by more & more bulbs & perennials.

Pushing into the long weekend of October the Dogwoods, Clivia, Wisteria & Rhododendron are now appearing. Around this time we have the big push for moisture where every plant is making growth after its winter spell - here we push through October & into November with a large array of perennials, Roses, Kalmia & Clematis followed by the summer bulbs Hippeastrum, Lilies, Day Lilies & Water Lilies.

The colours of the garden are just beautiful the bird & insect life is a must to be captured on the camera. The comments made mostly by visitors of the garden - it is a garden of tranquility, serenity & beauty - then they follow with it is different every time we come.

Join us here through Spring 2017 - we would love your company.

Wayne & Sue Tapping - Wildwood Garden  More Info »

Cherry Blossom Time

The weeping pink & white cherry trees are in flower right now. As this event is only here for a very short time & we wouldn't want you to miss out - flowering prolifically massed in bud & flower. Also flowering now are Magnolia & other blossom trees soon to be accompanied by Tulips & Clivia.

Tulips, Bulbs & Perennials flowering now

Tulips budding now & will flower over the next weeks along with other bulbs such as Daffodils, Hyacinth, Scilla, Iris & many perennials with massed beds of Clivia, Violets, Euphorbia, Gazania, Primrose, Salvia & many, many more.

Visitor Comments

My concern only relates to accessibility because of slope. Garden itself is a marvel. I recently visited this lovely garden with my 90 year old mother. Sadly nothing that I read about the garden prepared us for the extreme slope of the property. My husband and I, much younger and fitter than mum found it a bit treacherous in places. We left Mum at the waterfall while we explored further. We would love to see Wildwood in the spring but won't take Mum and if we return, will wear sturdier shoes.
Jann - August 2015
A beautiful garden set in a lovely cool climate area. Well worth a visit, plenty to look at and the owners have gone to great lengths to put up very helpful signage, not only in relation to the type of plants in a particular area, but also advising of sloping ground, water etc, very impressive.
Lyn - June 2015

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