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.
Normal Seasonal Opening details
Spring 2024 - Aug 11 until Nov 6 ever Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am to 4pm including all public holidays.
Autumn 2024 - Mar 22 until June 10 every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am to 4pm including all 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
Adults $12.50, Pensioners & Disabled $10.00 each & Children under 16 Free
|Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes|
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.
|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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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 on August 11 when the garden when the garden is waking up from the cold of winter. The first to bloom is the Camellia where at Wildwood with over 600 varieties in the garden there is much to see. Camellia shows are held here on the 3rd & 4th weekends of August when they are at their peak. Reticulata, Japonica, hybrid & miniatures (pictured above) - the shows are spectacular & free to visit however walking through the garden is even better as the number of people who want a pic with these large flowering beauties is testament to this. Spring is the time of year when there are so many plants in bloom its hard to pick a time when there won't be flowers out. Daffodils & Hellebores (winter rose) are great show offs at this time of year - come & admire the lovely colours throughout. Remember the mountains can still be cold at this time of year so don't forget a little extra warmth when visiting. More Info »
In the garden at Wildwood we have a huge selection of Magnolia & they will flower from August until October depending on the variety. The unusual variety above is 'Star Wars' and is magnificent every year with its large, floppy two toned pink flowers. Also featured in the garden is a path lined with the large chalice shaped pink 'San Jose', there is also yellow 'Elizabeth', the white 'Alba Rosea', 'Iolanthe', 'First Flush', 'Heaven Scent', 'Felix', 'Black Tulip' & many, many more. More Info »
THE GIFT SHOP IS ALWAYS A PLACE OF GREAT TREASURES FOR MAN, (FATHER'S DAY), WOMAN & CHILD & THIS YEAR IT WONT DISAPPOINT THOSE WHO VISIT THERE IS ALMOST SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN MADE HATS, TO THE PRINT CARDIGANS (SOME HOODED), JUMPERS, PONCHO, VESTS, BEANIES, SUMMER HATS, COATS, SCARVES, POPULAR FUR LINED SOCKS, GLOVES & MUCH MORE IN THE APPAREL.
THERE IS COLOURED WIND SPINNERS - RUST TOO IN SHAPES & SIZES TO GIDDY US INTO A SPIN. NAUGHTY GNOMES & GOTHIC HEADS, TO DINOSAURS & PLAQUES THAT WILL MAKE MOST MEN GRIN.
CUPS, PLATES, TEASTOWELS & APRONS, WITH TINS & OTHER THINGS.
STATUES OF THE MANY ANIMALS & THEIR AKIN, MAGNETS, PUZZLES & 3D THIS WILL PLEASE THE KIDS.
NEW RANGES OF AUSTRALIAN PICTURES & CARDS WILL COMPLIMENT OUR RANGE.
EASTER OR MOTHERS DAY ARE WELL TAKEN CARE OF HERE, THERE IS CHRISTMAS & BIRTHDAYS TOO & DON'T FORGET THE BEST, BEST BIT WE HAVE A PRESENT FOR YOU - 25% OFF THE ORIGINAL MARKED PRICE OF ALL OUR STOCK IN THE SHOP & THE NURSERY WILL MAKE YOU PLEASED - OUR PRICES ARE NOT EXPENSIVE & IT'S ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE FIRST & THE LAST WEEKENDS OF A SEASON SO MAKE SURE YOU GET IT THEN. More Info »
IN THE CAFE IS NOW OPEN FOR LUNCHES, MORNING & AFTERNOON TEAS WITH MANY OF OUR MEALS BEING HOME COOKED. THE HOME MADE APPLE PIE IS FAVOURED BY MANY WHO VISIT. THERE IS ALSO SCONES WITH CREAM & JAM, NUTLESS CARROT CAKE, BISCUITS, CHOCOLATE CAKE, GF SLICES, BANANA OR PEAR & RASPBERRY BREAD ALSO AVAILABLE GLUTEN FREE - THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
HOME MADE LUNCHES WITH SOUPS, QUICHES, & GF SAVOURY SLICES IN THE RANGE. THERE IS LASAGNE, BEEF OR VEGETARIAN MOUSSAKA, SAUSAGE ROLLS, ASSORTED MEAT PIES, TOASTED SANDWICHES & FOCACCIA MEALS.
OLD FASHIONED HAMBURGERS, CHICKEN BURGERS TOO ALONG WITH FISH & CHIPS.
WEDGES & SOUR CREAM & SWEET CHILLI SAUCE.
GREAT ESPRESSO COFFEE, ORGANIC TEAS, MILK SHAKES, ICED COFFEE, HOT CHOCOLATE & SOFT DRINKS.
WE NOT ONLY OPEN THE CAFE ON WEEKENDS BUT ALSO PROVIDE A VENUE FOR GROUPS OF OVER 20 DURING TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY DURING A SEASON OR ON A DAY WE ARE OPEN - ITS YOUR CHOICE.. More Info »
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