The exotic and enhancing Blue Mountains are an ideal gateway for spending some time away from the hustle of city life in the lap of greenery. Tucked away from the busy city, this place has some of the most spectacular gardens of Australia. The gardens in the Blue Mountains are the abode of magnificent flowers and the ideal time of visit is during autumn and spring. A day trip to these gardens should be a must part of the Blue Mountains Day trip from Sydney. You can learn more about these botanic gardens and the day trips from any organization offering Blue Mountains tours.
The Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
Located in the lap of the Blue Mountains, the Botanic gardens in the Blue Mountain is an ideal place to enjoy the calm and health benefits of mother nature. This garden occupies a sweeping area of 252 hectares of which only 28 hectares open to the public. You can undertake relaxing individual walks to explore the garden or else go for guided tours. If you are keen to know about the native floras of the Blue Mountains, we suggest you undertake guided walks or garden shuttle tours. You can bring kids along with you and they can undertake self-guided Treasure Quest, a fun-filled voyage of discovery and adventure across the Garden.
Open: 9 am to 5 pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day
Entry fee: Free
Garden shuttle tour cost: $12 pp
Tour time: Check with the visitors’ centre
Treasure Quest kits cost: $ 7.50 pp
Everglades Gardens is considered one of the most spectacular gardens in the Blue Mountains. Designed by Danish-born landscape gardener, Paul Sorensen, the Everglades welcomes its visitors with a tranquil ambiance, the grotto pool, fountains, stone walls, and winding walking paths. An excellent nature gateway, the architecture of this place displays the spectacular design of the inter-war period in Australia. Apart from undertaking leisurely walks, you can also enjoy delightful fare available at the Everglades House & Gardens Tea Room. What more? You can also take this place on rent for special occasions including weddings, parties, private events, and so on. Where here, do not forget to visit the gardens’ Art deco house and the gift shop to buy souvenirs.
Open: Thursday to Monday, 10 am – 4 pm. Last entry 3 pm
- Adult – $15
- Concession – $10
- Family – $35
- National Trust members – Free
- Child (under 5 years) – Free
Tea room open time: Open on weekends only
Campbell Rhododendron Garden
Located approximately 2hours from Sydney CBD, the Campbell Rhododendron Garden is at the top of the Blue Mountains. This garden is one of the most favourite gardens in the Blue Mountains, where you would find Azaleas and Rhododendrons along with eucalypts and bushland. The Campbell Rhododendron Garden is picturesque throughout the year but the best time to visit here is in April when you can witness the fully bloomed Rhododendron and Azaleaa. Undertake a leisurely walk across the garden with your loved ones or solo the explore its beauty. You can also bring your family and kids for picnicking in the Campbell Rhododendron Garden. You can enjoy the serenity of this place with your pooches as well. But remember your dog(s) should always be on the leash and do not forget to take the doggie- waste bags from the information kiosk.
Open: For vehicles- 9am- 6pm (Spring and Summer); 9am- 4pm (Autumn and Winter)
For pedestrians- Open all time, every day of the year
Entry fee: Donation of $5.00 per person
Location: Bacchante St, Blackheath NSW
Wildwood Gardens in Blue Mountains
This is a special garden in the Blue Mountains that displays the delicate and meticulous works of gardeners who have designed it. Tucked away from the city, the Wildwood Gardens can offer a soothing nature gateway for the people seeking tranquillity. You can undertake a casual walk across the to enjoy cherry blossom in September along with a fragrant daphne hedge and a magnificent waterfall. A perfect place to spend time with your loved ones, the Wildwood Gardens is a place where you can stretch out, relax and enjoy the scenic floras sipping in your hot cup of coffee.
Open: Currently closed for the winters.
Will reopen from August 13 to November 1- Friday to Monday: 10 am-4 pm
- Adults- $10
- Concession and students- $8
- Children under 16- free
Best month to visit: August to enjoy magnolias and camellias
September: Cherry Blossom
October to November: Fully Bloomed Cherry Blossom
Group visit: Available for groups of 20 or more
There is no doubt that your trip to the Blue Mountains would remain incomplete without visiting the enchanting gardens of this place. Resonating with the exotic tone of the whole area, the gardens in the Blue Mountains are the perfect spots to spend some quality time amidst flowers, plants, and other scenic settings.