WILDWOOD GARDEN HAS REOPENED FOR AUTUMN AND SO HAS BELLS LINE OF ROAD!
Wildwood Garden at Bilpin has reopened and will be open until June 14, 2021 every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am-4pm. Roads and the bridge crossings are now open as the flood waters have receded so there is normal access to Bilpin in time for peak autumn in the garden.
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 almost 40 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. The Wildwood camellias are beautiful right through late winter and spring as are the blossom trees. To browse some of garden's 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.
To see what our visitors think have a look at these comments from our Visitor book.
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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.