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

OctoberSunday 21 to Monday 22 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday 26 to Monday 29 10:00AM - 4:00PM
NovemberFriday 02 to Monday 05 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.

Also open on Mon, 22 October 2018

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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 ...

WILDWOOD CAMELLIA - SPRING GARDEN SHOW

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.

Wayne & Sue Tapping - Wildwood Garden  More Info »

CAMELLIA SHOWS - AUGUST 2018

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

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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