Open Gardens in the Blue Mountains

While Autumn and Spring are the best times to visit open gardens in the Blue Mountains, you will find a number of gardens open to the public at anytime of year.

In Spring the Blue Mountains is host to many garden festivals showcasing local gardens during September, October and November.

Don't miss the:

  • Daffodil Festival, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mt Tomah, Aug 2018.
  • Hazelbrook Woodford & Linden Garden Festival Sep 2018.
  • Gadara Wildflowers Farm Open Day, 3401 Bells Line of Road, Berambing, (Enquires 4567 2093), Oct 2018.
  • Daffodils at Rydal, village of Rydal between Lithgow and Oberon, 8-9 & 15-16 Sep 2018, 10am-4pm.
  • Leura Gardens Festival, 29 Sep-1 Oct 2018 & 5-7 Oct 2018
  • Annual NSW Iris Show - Blackheath Community Hall - October 2018.
  • Mayfield Garden, Oberon - Autumn Festival, Winter Festival & Spring Festival 2018

A highlight of any trip to the region for garden lovers is a visit to the beautiful Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mt Tomah - open throughout the year. There is a program of guided walks, exhibitions, workshops and talks of interest to anyone who loves gardens.

The following gardens are open at various times during the year - usually Spring and Autumn, however a couple are open all year round and are worth a visit at any time of year. We have also included a couple of open gardens in Oberon.
 

Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

Where: Bacchante St, Blackheath
Open: Daily, walk in any time, carpark open 9am-4pm 
Entry: Admission by gold coin donation
Contact: 02 4787 8965 or 4787 6983
Website: www.rhodogarden.org.au

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival is in early November each year. Other highlights at the garden are April-May for autumn colours and camelias; Sep-Oct for spring blossoms and bulbs; Oct-Nov peak blooming for rhododendrons and azaleas.
 

Clover Hill

Where: 82 Camp St, Katoomba
Open: 26-27 August 2017, 10am - 4pm
Entry: Adults $7, Free for under 18 yrs
Contact: 02 4782 9225 or 0419 133 154
Website: www.cloverhillrareplants.com

Unfortunately this garden is not suitable for wheelchairs. It is also not suitable for small children as there are water features. Rare plants on sale on open days. Tea/coffee and light snacks available to purchase.

 

Everglades Gardens

Where: Everglades Avenue, Leura
Open: Daily 10am-5pm Spring & Summer (Daylight Savings), 10am-4pm Autumn & Winter
Entry: Adults $13, Concession $8, Child $4, National Trust members - free
Telephone: 02-4784-1938
Website: www.everglades.org.au

 

Fuchsia Garden

Where: 4 Allen Street, Lawson
Open: 9am-4pm, second Sat in November (Closed 2017. Re-opening 2018), or by appointment.
Entry: $3
Telephone: Barbara Cooper 02-4759-1170
This small garden contains over 400 fuchsias and there are hundreds of fuchsias and geraniums for sale on the open day. Demonstrations of pruning and shaping and other aspects of growing fuchsias are given and lucky gate prizes to be won during the day. See dozens of beautiful and easy to grow fuchsias that are sun and frost resistant. This is a joint project of the Blue Mountains-based Fuchsia Club of NSW Inc and Hazelbrook Public School.

 

Gairloch

Where: 27 Blenheim Ave, Oberon
Open: Twice a year in mid-Spring & Autumn.
Entry: $5
Telephone: 02-6336-0291
Website: www.gairlochgarden.com
 

Glenhaven

Where: 36 Craigend St, Leura
Open: 2018 dates TBA
Entry: $3 Adult, Child free (fundraiser for NSW Guide Dogs)
Telephone: 02-4784-1473

 

Hazelbrook, Woodford & Linden Garden Festival

Where: Seven local gardens open
Open: September 2018 - dates TBA. 10am to 4pm.
Entry: Tickets available at the garden gates. Entry: $20pp to all gardens or $5pp single entry.
Telephone: 0413-846-563
Website: www.facebook.com/HazelbrookWoodfordGardenFestival

Plant sales and Devonshire tea are available at Hazelbrook Public school, 20 Mile Hollow Café (Woodford) and Balanse Café & The parade Café (Hazelbrook).

This is a fundraiser for Hazelbrook Public school P&C Association.
 

Leura  Garden Festival

Where: Gardens open in Leura
Open: Sat 29 Sep-Mon 1 Oct 2018 and Fri 5-Sun 7 Oct 2018
Entry: $5pp single garden or $25pp for all gardens
Telephone: www.leuragardensfestival.com.au/

 

Leuralla

Where: 36 Olympian Parade, Leura
Open: Gardens open year round, 10am-5pm daily
Entry: Adults $7, Free for under 18 yrs

 

Mayfield Gardens

Where: 530 Mayfield Road via Oberon
Open: Water Garden open daily 9am-4.00pm (last entry 3.00pm). Closed Public Holidays.
Open: Private Garden open Sat 14-Sun 29 Oct 2017. Closed Public Holidays.
Entry: Please check Mayfield Garden website for entry fees.
Telephone: 02-6336-3131
Website: www.mayfieldgarden.com.au

 

Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens (The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah)

Where: Bells Line of Road via Bilpin
Open: Daily - Mon-Fri from 9am-5.30pm. Sat, Sun & Public Holidays from 9.30am-5.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Entry: Free
Telephone: 02-4567-3000 or 02-4567-2154
Website: www.mounttomahbotanicgarden.com.au

 

Wildwood

Where: 29 Powells Rd, Bilpin
Open: Autumn 2018: Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 10am-4pm, 23 Mar-11 Jun 2018
Open: Salvia Show: 10am-4pm, 7-8 April & 14-15 April 2018.
Open: Spring 2018: Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 10am-4pm, 10 Aug-5 Nov 2018.
Open: Camelia Show: 10am-4pm, 18-19 & 25-26 August 2018.
Entry: $10 adults, $8 students/concession, Free for children under 16 yrs. Groups by appointment.
Facilities: Cafe serves coffee, tea, cakes, light lunches; gift shop,nursery, toilets, disabled parking, picnic grounds beside the lake.
Website: www.wildwoodgarden.com.au
Telephone: 0417 042 460 (Wayne) or 02-4567-2194 after hours.

 

 

Mount Wilson Gardens

Spring and Autumn are the best times to visit the gardens of Mount Wilson. There are several privately owned gardens open to the public:

 

Bebeah

The Avenue, Mt Wilson
Open 10am-5pm every day Spring and Autumn
Entry: Adult $8, Child $2
Telephone: 02-4756-2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bebeahmountwilson/

 

Bisley

Mount Irvine Rd, Mt Wilson
Open 10am-4.30pm Dates TBA.
Entry: Adult $7

 

Breenhold Gardens

The Avenue, Mt Wilson
Open: Open daily 10am-4pm from Sat 14 April to Sun 20 May 2018
Entry: Adult $10, Child over 12yrs $5, Children under 12 free.
Telephone: 02-9968-1232
Website: www.breenhold.com.au or www.facebook.com/breenholdgardens

 

Merry Garth

17 Davies Lane, Mt Wilson
Open: Daily 9am - 6pm.
Entry: Adult $5.00, Children are free
Telephone: 02-4756-2121 (after 7pm)

 

Nooroo

Church Lane, Mt Wilson
Open: 10am-5pm. Open daily from Fri 30 March to Thu 31 May 2018 inclusive.
Entry: Adult $10, Child $2 (under 16 years). Open to groups (10+) by arrangement any time.
Telephone: 02-4756-2018 or 0447 647 748

 

Windyridge Garden

Queens Avenue, Mt Wilson
Open: daily 8am-5pm (call 02-4756-2019 to confirm times). Spring and Autumn especially colourful.
Entry: Adult $10, Child under 12 yrs $3. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.
Telephone: 02-4756-2019
Website: www.facebook.com/Windyridge-Garden-471678672926946/

 

Yengo Sculpture Gardens

Queens Avenue, Mt Wilson
Open: Open every weekend or weekdays by appointment, 10am-5pm. Groups 10+ welcome by appointment.
Entry: $10 Adult, $3 Children under 10 yrs. Sculptures in the gardens are for sale.
Telephone: Peter or Anne at 02-4756-2032, or email: peterhugh701@live.com
Website: www.yengo-sculpture.org
 

 

Take time to explore the gardens of the region - book accommodation in the Blue Mountains and stay a while.

Azaleas in Leura Garden Blue Mountains

Everglades Gardens Leura Blue Mountains

Abbotsford Garden Leura

Gardens in Mt Wilson Blue Mountains

Garden in Mt Wilson

Waterfall Road Mt Wilson Blue Mountains

Cherry Blossoms Leura Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Mt Tomah

Azaleas Rhododendron Gardens Blackheath Blue Mountains

Francesca Park Gardens Springwood

Gardens Mt Wilson

Daffodils at Rydal