Wildwood garden and cafe is now open for spring and the camellias are in bloom. The garden is at 29 Powells Road, Bilpin (see map). We open every Friday to Monday from 10am-4pm. For full details of opening days and hours click here. To keep up to date, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our seasonal . Our camellia show is on over the weekends of August 17-18 and 24-25. Wildwood also features special displays salvias in autumn.
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 38 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 bulbs, kurume azaleas, dogwoods, magnolias and blossom trees. There's lots of spring colour and perfume to enjoy.