The Secret Garden Wildes Meadow

Wildes Meadow, NSW, 2577

The Secret Garden Wildes Meadow

The Secret Garden is a hidden treasure nestled in the beautiful rural surrounds of Wildes Meadow. It is a 5 acre garden with a number of garden rooms, a cherry blossom walk, banks of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, a gazebo overlooking an ornamental lake, a 20-meter long wisteria covered arbour, natural woodland, and probably the best display of alpine phlox in the district. It also has kitchen garden, a cutting garden full of seasonal flowers and an orchard.

Open Garden Dates/Times

Saturday, 02 October 2021 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, 03 October 2021 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $10

Children under 16 free with accompanying adults

Warning: Water in the garden, Trip hazards

Location & Contact Info

  • 51 Blencowes Lane
  • Wildes Meadow, NSW, 2577

Note: No on-site parking. Street parking available.

Local Climate Zone: 8-9 - Cool Temperate to Alpine

Summer avg. Max: 24°C Winter avg. Min: 2°C
Avg Frost Days:50
Annual Rainfall avg: 1254mm. Summer avg. 311mm.
No. of rainy days: 51 Winter avg. 272mm.

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Garden Guide

The Secret Garden, Wildes Meadow.

The Secret Garden is a hidden treasure nestled in the beautiful rural surrounds of Wildes Meadow, an area in the Southern Highlands known for its deep rich soils and cool climate.

Owned and managed by local horticulturalist Kathy Finigan, the garden has been gradually developed over the past 25 years.
Kathy and her husband purchased the block in late 1993 and at that point there were no gardens or trees on the entire 5-acre property.
The property is in a low-lying area with dark peaty soil over yellow clay which can make the block wet at times but as the soil tends to retain moisture so there is no need for irrigation. The soil is quite acid so along with its moisture holding capacity is ideal for ...

Visitor Comments

We were lucky enough to visit this garden for the recent open weekend and were utterly delighted and very impressed by its design and beauty. Such a credit to the owner and family, after 27 years in the making. So many beautiful features, and different garden areas to view. Thank you for sharing it with others. Roslyn - October 2020
Roslyn - October 2020
Enjoyed wandering around this lovely garden with its interesting 'rooms' . The mass planting of alpine phlox makes a wonderful display in colours of mauve, pink and white. Pots of phlox are for sale at entry to property.
Donna - October 2019

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