The cooler climate we have here in the Blue Mountains helps to allow exotic gardens to flourish, and now with spring here, the gardens will be in full bloom before we know it.
All of our Mountain Whispers properties have lovely gardens that you can relax in, but if you are looking to get out and about there are a few open gardens that we can suggest visiting. There are a number of open gardens in the region to explore, with gardens at Mount Wilson, Katoomba, Blackheath, Leura, Lawson and Hazelbrook amongst others waiting for you to arrive. Some are open weekdays only, while others are only open on weekends.
The Everglades is a beautiful garden with sweeping views of the Jamison Valley and Mt Solitary. In the middle of the gardens you’ll find a Art Deco home that is just stunning. The Everglades has had its name since 1923, and the gardens were first constructed in the 1930’s.
Take a walk through the formal terraces and winding paths to the Reflection Pool and over to the Grotto Pool. After discovering the gardens, take morning or afternoon tea in the tea rooms, and enjoy fresh tea or coffee and freshly baked cakes.
Discover the nooks and features that the Everglades has to offer.
Botanic Gardens at Mount Tomah
Located only a short distance from Mountain Whispers in Mount Tomah, the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens is a lovely place to spend the day. Home to over 6000 plant species and over 6000 trees, you’ll certainly feel like you’ve stepped away from the city from the moment you enter the gardens.
Discover the 28 hectares of gardens in your own time, or join a guided tour with free guided walks or on a Garden Shuttle Tour. You can also hire an iPod from the Visitor Centre and choose one of the self-guided digital audio tours. While here, there are some gardens you must see including the Conifer garden, the Daffodils in the Brunet Meadow, the Proteaceae garden and the Remnant Rainforest.
The Campbell Rhododendran Gardens are located in Blackheath, and covers 18.5 hectares of Australian bushland. This garden is completely unique, with such a large scale planting of exotic plants underneath native bush, there is certainly a lot for you to discover.
There are a number of walks which will lead you to the floor of the valley and the lake; Spring brings the massed bulb displays and is also the peak bloom time for rhododendrons and azaleas. From early October to early November you can enjoy a Devonshire Tea in the Lodge.
Mayfield is one of the largest privately owned cool climate gardens in the world. Stretching over more than 160 acres and sitting within a 5000 acre working farm, there are a number of gardens to discover as well as a spectacular 80 metre cascade, walled kitchen garden, Water Garden, aviary, chapel, rose garden and more.
We recommend visiting the Water Garden while at Mayfield. This is a six acre water and stone feature garden which is amazing to take in from the nearby Kitchen Cafe where you can enjoy coffee and lunch. There is also the Private Garden which is open to visitor during two weeks in spring. This garden includes the cascade, aviary, croquet court, nut terraces, sunken parterre and more. This year, the Private Garden is open between the 15th October through to the 30th October. Book your Mountain Whispers accommodation today and enjoy discovering Mayfield Garden.
Over in Bilpin, the Wildwood Garden is awaiting the peak flowering period of the cherry blossoms, due to happen in the next few weeks. With sweeping views across the garden, Wildwood is about to explode in colour from the camellias, blossom trees and other shrubs and perennials. You’ll also find a fragrant daphne hedge and waterfall, ponds and lake where you can relax.
Enjoy coffee and cake in the cafe, and then browse the gift shop and nursery before heading back to Mountain Whispers.
There are a number of other gardens open in spring including the Yengo Sculpture Gardens, Nooroo Gardens, Breenhold Gardens, Windyridge, Merry Garth, Sefton Cottage, Glengaven and Francesca Park.
Book your luxury accommodation at Mountain Whispers and enjoy a day in nature at one of the many open gardens in the Blue Mountains region.
Contact Lorraine today on 1300 721 321 or book online here