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

Last open November 2018 Check later for future dates
Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes

Location & Contact Info

  • 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 a feast for the eyes with many fully grown blossom trees & shrubs which make a spectacular flower show overhead as buds swell & open to the many bees, birds & butterflies that feed here. The trees are complimented by over 600 varieties of Camellia including japonica, reticulata & species type which are in full bloom at this time of the year also. Azalea, Magnolia, Daphne & Wisteria too are in heavy bloom. A carpet of bulbs & perennials bloom underneath these gorgeous trees & shrubs including Clivia, Hellebores, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Scilla, Tulips, Iris & Spring flowering Salvia.

On the first weekend there is a 25% off sale as we start & finish each season with a sale.

The Winter Roses or Hellebores beneath the weeping cherries make quite a statement when they begin to flower during August.

Magnolias of many varieties are throughout the garden & begin mid August & continue throughout September.

Avoid the crowds in Japan & visit our weeping Cherries - they are in full bloom the second or third week in September being over 30 years old they make quite an impressive statement. There is also Tulips & the gorgeous very rare varieties of Kurume Azaleas here at this time as well.

Clivia, Wisteria & white Dogwood flower around the long weekend in October at this time we herald in all the new growth of Spring & see the beginning of the Perennials.

Groups are welcome here too with a wide range of facilities & food we them a great deal & a fantastic day out.

Don't forget the Cafe is open for morning & afternoon teas or a light lunch.

Join us here through Spring - 2018 - we would love your company.

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Wildwood Garden welcomes you to the Camellia Show of 2018 -held here on the weekends of August 18th - 19th & also on August 25th & 26th where over 150 varieties are on display throughout the garden & nursery - Our Camellia are covered with buds all set to open August & September the nursery is bursting at the seams with plants of Camellia for sale - many unusual varieties with some older types as well. The show is a feast for the eyes & is free to visit however if you really want to see great beauty for a small entry fee visit the garden with them in all their glory especially the Camellia reticulata there flowers are enormous & will take your breath away.

Visitor Comments

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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