Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

Blackheath, NSW, 2785

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This unique garden in Blackheath is one of the Blue Mountains' most favourite venues, where azaleas and rhododendrons are planted amongst the native eucalypts and bushland. The Gardens are picturesque and beautiful all year round. However...rhododendron blooms are at their spectacular best in spring, especially between mid-October and mid-November. During this peak flowering season, our meeting Lodge becomes the Rhodo Tea Room, where we also sell souvenirs and plants.

Opening Times

The Entrance Gates to the car park are open 9:00am to 6:00pm (spring & summer) and 9:00am to 4:00pm (autumn & winter). However, visitors are welcome to stroll through the Gardens seven days a week throughout the year. If the Gates are locked, park outside, on the right hand side, and walk in through the pedestrian access.

Entry Fee: $5

Entry is by donation of $5.00 per person. Our Gardens are funded by your generous donations and kind bequests. The blue-green DONATIONS box is at the Information Kiosk, where you can also pick up a Map showing paths and Points of Interest. It also shows suitable sites for wedding parties..

Wedding Venue - Click for details
Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes

Location & Contact Info

  • Bacchante St
  • Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Note: Gates are open 9:00am to 6:00pm (spring & summer) and 9:00am to 4:00pm (autumn & winter). Large Coach Tour buses (and excess cars) please park outside, to the right of the Entrance Gates.

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. Approximately two thirds of the land is native Australian bushland. The res ...

Autumn Beauty

In autumn, our Gardens' Maple Grove is a wonderland of glowing yellowed and russet leaves. Deciduous trees have been planted throughout our 18.3 hectares, and as the leaves gradually change colour and fall to the ground, the bare branches create a dramatic sculptural display against the various shades of greens throughout the bushland.
Wentworth Street, on the way to the Gardens, is stunningly picturesque, carpeted in crisply crackling orange. And who doesn't love to play in the fallen leaves?  More Info »

Your Wedding - Our Garden

The Campbell Rhododendron Garden provides a marvellous backdrop for your wedding photos. The Gardens are at their most photogenic in spring, which is the peak-flowering season for brilliantly colourful rododendrons and azaleas, or in autumn, under the gorgeous changing leaves of the deciduous trees.
There are six ideal locations which can accommodate from 10 up to 60 guests. All information...a map and photos of the sites, plus a booking form and calendar...can be found on our website.  More Info »

The Lookout Platform

The Lookout is an accessible platform...to the left, in front of the Gardens' Lodge...jutting out over native shrubs and ferns, and providing a stunning vista across the valley and the Lake.
Access is along a smooth, gently-sloping path from the car park and Information Kiosk. It's not difficult for those using assisted-walking aids and wheelchairs.  More Info »

Tumultuous Rain Fills and Restores the Lake

Exceptionally heavy and constant rain throughout the first weeks of February 2020, although causing much damage elsewhere in the Blue Mountains, have resulted in our beautiful Lake being restored. Come and visit and listen to the very happy frogs singing.

LODGE OPEN WEEKS: check Website Calendar

This is the peak flowering season for azaleas and rhododendrons, and when the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens are at their spectacular dazzling best.
And so this is also when our BMRS meeting house, The Lodge, becomes the Rhodo Tea Room for five weeks, open from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. We're told our hard-working volunteers prepare 'the best Aussie Cream Teas in the mountains'...but we don't serve lunch. We also sell affordable souvenirs and plant, and our volunteer gardening experts are on hand to answer your questions.
We rely on your generous DONATIONS from this period to run the Gardens for the next year, and especially through 2020, as we need to restore the fire damage to parts of the Gardens. Donations can also be made online on our website's Home Page.
Groups of 10 or more are required to book well ahead, especially if tea is requested. Please go to our website for the information and online booking form.
Lodge Open Weeks vary each year, so please check the Calendar on our website for dates.  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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