It's winter now at Wildwood garden and the garden is closed until we reopen on August 11! Find us at 29 Powells Road, Bilpin (map) and for opening days and hours click here. To keep up to date like us on Facebook and subscribe to our seasonal . Wildwood also features special displays (in season) of camellias and salvias.
Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains in a special garden that’s the work of a pair of dedicated gardeners. There's something to delight visitors in every season. For a glimpse of what's out now see our Images.
Garden lovers are invited to visit this magnificent Bilpin garden. Lovingly crafted over 37 years by Wayne and Sue Tapping, the garden presents a glorious collection of cool climate plants in a natural woodland setting.
The garden features a cherry walk in peak flower in mid September, a fragrant daphne hedge and a magnificent waterfall with ponds as well as a large lake. There are sweeping views across the garden, gravel paths and well-placed sculptures including a magnificent sandstone sofa. The bird life is abundant and the mountain air is fresh and exhilarating. There is something in bloom to enjoy through out the year in this garden that features many rare and unusual plants. Autumn is colourful as our deciduous trees and shrubs change from green to red, orange and yellow. As winter draws to an end and spring arrives so does the flower colour as trees, shrubs, climbers, bulbs and perennials burst into bloom. Our camellias are beautiful right through late winter and spring as are the blossom trees. To browse some of our 600 camellia varieties see 'Camellias at Wildwood' (under Imagery) or click on this link.
As spring warms to summer, the roses and perennials begin to bloom filling the garden with yet more colour and scent.
While you are at the garden, relax and enjoy the view with a cappuccino or tea with a homemade cake or enjoy lunch in the cafe (click here for full menu) then browse the gift shop and nursery. The gift shop has an exciting selection of decorative ornaments, gifts and furnishings, while the small nursery features plants propagated from those in the garden along with seasonal colour and natives.
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Some of the plants flowering and looking good now include roses (the fragrant 'Double Delight' is shown below), salvias, windflowers and sedums. As well there is plenty of autumn leaf colour with maples, ginkgo and forest pansy (Cercis).