Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

Blackheath, NSW, 2785

Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

This unique garden in Blackheath is one of the Blue Mountains' most favourite venues, where azaleas and rhododendrons are planted amongst the native bushland. The Gardens are picturesque and beautiful all year round. Rhododendron blooms are at their spectacular best in spring, especially between late-September and mid-November. For 2023 Welcome Weeks are from 30 Sept to 5 Nov, when our meeting Lodge becomes the Rhodo Tea Room from Thursdays to Sundays, 10am-3.30pm.

Regular Opening Times

The Entrance Gates to the car park are opened 9:00am all year round, and locked at 6:00pm spring & summer, and 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

For special events' costs please see our main website.
Entry to the Gardens is by donation of $5.00 per person, and we are funded entirely by your generous donations and kind bequests. There is a tap-on card payment available as well as a cash DONATIONS box 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.

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes, Not accessible for wheel chairs

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 ...

New Fountain

We have installed a fountain in a rocky glen in the area to the right of the lake. It's a work-in-progress as plants need to grow, but this is a favourite site for wedding parties and it will be lovely in Spring.  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 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 »

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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