Wildwood Garden

Bilpin, NSW, 2758

Wildwood Garden

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.

Opening Times

Autumn Season starts Fri, 26 March 2021

Seasonal Opening details
Autumn: March 26 until June 7 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am-4pm, including long weekends and public holidays. Spring: August 6 until November 1 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am-4pm, including long weekends and public holidays.
Wildwood is open other times by appointment for groups of 20 or more. We can provide light lunches, morning or afternoon tea for groups. Please call Wayne on 0417 042 460 for a quote.

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

Note: Wildwood Garden is .5km (left hand side) of Powells Rd, Bilpin with off street parking for up to 30 cars & bus & coach parking off street available also.

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 ...


Wildwood Spring Season begins in August with a mass explosion of colour from the Camellias that will be in flower when we open & continue until the long weekend in October throughout this time the many Magnolias featured in the garden along with the bulbs will put on a show. Don't forget to rug up in August as it can still be cool in the mountains at that time.

During mid September we will see the flowering of the Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Magnolias, Azaleas, Camellias, Tulips, Pieris along with some of the perennials at that time,

Over the long weekend Clivia, Dogwood, Wisteria, Magnolia, Rhododendron & the explosion of new growth from all the deciduous trees coming back into leaf.

Late October we will have such beauties as deciduous Azaleas, Kalmia, Clematis, Roses with the Salvia & many of the perennials beginning to flower.  More Info »


The Camellia Shows are held throughout August where over 150 named varieties are put on display throughout August including grafted reticulata, hybrid, japonica, miniature & species types. The shows are free to come to however the flowering in the garden is a spectacular event given that there is many other flowers also on display at that time including Magnolia, Bulbs, Daphne, Prunus & Winter Rose. There is over 600 varieties of Camellia in the garden where we charge a small entry fee. Don't forget to bring flowers from your own garden to be identified as well.  More Info »


There are many different Bulbs that flower right throughout the Spring season at Wildwood Garden - Iris, Daffodils, Tulips, Peonies, Lily, Clivia, Hippeastrum, Day Lily, Crocus & bluebells too!

Many of the plants that are growing in this garden are quite rare & with such a large array of flowering plants we too have a wide selection ob birds feeding on them - don't forget your camera.

Visitor Comments

A large and very pleasant garden, with areas of woodland that feature dogwoods, maples and cherry trees, with well kept open lawns, perennial gardens that feature salvias of numerous varieties. The signage is very helpful! A cafe with light lunches, morning and afternoon tea is a welcome respite, with lovely views over the garden. There is also a nursery attached that sells a large variety of salvias! We enjoyed our visit very much, thank you Wayne & Sue for a very pleasant visit! Annette & Peter
Annette - April 2019
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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