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Nooroo Gardens

Church Lane, Mount Wilson NSW 2786
This is one of Australia's most famous gardens featuring world famous wisteria, plus rhododendrons, azaleas and maples. There are a wide range of wisteria for sale. Nooroo was built in 1880 by William Cox and many of the old trees found in the garden were planted then. It was however the Valder family, owners the property from 1917 to 1987, who largely developed the garden. The garden today now covers two hectares. Daffodils, camellias, rhododendrons bloom in profusion from September and in Autumn. Nooroo is especially famous for its wisteria which is at its peak in late October. Many of the photos featured in Dr. Peter Valder's book 'Wisteria' were taken at Nooroo. The Wisteria collection at Nooroo is unique to Australia and attracts visitors from around the world. The name Nooroo is an Aboriginal word meaning 'Shady Place'.
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Pierces Pass

Bells Line Of Road just past Mount Banks, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
Situated off the Bells Line of Road just past Mount Banks there is a turnoff to Pierces Pass. The left hand track goes to Walls' Lookout car park and it is a 30 minute walk to the lookout of the Grose Gorge and Walls. The road to the right goes to another car park where there is a choice of two walks, one to Rigby Hill and the other to Pierces Pass and the Blue Gum Forest. It is advisable to plan your walks in advance by seeking advice from the National Parks Heritage Centre and carry a map.
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Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine

Bells Line of Road, Mount Wilson NSW 2786
Mount Wilson is a heritage garden village only two hours from Sydney. The area has magnificent bushland and rainforest, walks and canyons as well as historic houses and grand exotic gardens, some of which are open to the public. Mount Irvine is about 15 minutes further drive. It has a rural mountain setting of farms and fine gardens, with magnificent views over the mountains. There are public toilets at Silva Plana (as you enter Mount Wilson), the Fire Station, Founders Corner, Waterfall Reserve and Cathedral Reserve. Barbecue facilities are available at Cathedral Reserve, however, please bring your own drinking water as the villages use tank water. There are many pleasant strolls around the villages. If you attempt a more ambitious walk in the National Park, please be aware that weather conditions can change rapidly. EPIRB or similar equipment is also strongly recommended. Mobile phones DO NOT work in most areas.
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Windyridge Garden Mount Wilson

Queens Avenue, Mount Wilson NSW 2786
Windyridge Gardens at Mount Wilson dates from 1877, with the first planted tree, a Swiss Christmas Tree (Abies amabilis) in August 1945. Now the garden includes Cedrus deodara, copper beech, pin oaks, maples, ginkos, azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods and nyssas. During Easter 1995, Rodger and Wai Davidson, of Davidson's Nurseries at Galston, in Sydney, purchased Windyridge to accommodate their expanding collection of cold climate plants. Work commenced under Wai's supervision to transform Windyridge into a grand garden. After tree maintenance work, Landscape Architect Gordon Sykes was retained to terrace and plant a vast grassy slope and give substance to the new owners' vision. Mount Wilson is just two hours northwest of Sydney, 3,000 feet above sea level and ringed by cool green rainforests.
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Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust. Located in the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the garden features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world. At 1,000 metres above sea level, the garden at Mount Tomah overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views. A walk around this 28 hectare estate is a botanic journey with many formal gardens and 'The Jungle' to explore. Find out about this stunning world heritage listed region at the Garden's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition Centre. Visitors can wander through this interpretive centre and learn why the Greater Blue Mountains region was made a World Heritage Area. Facilities include: visitor centre, garden shop, exhibitions, restaurant, kiosk, conference/venue hire, weddings, accommodation, picnic areas, guided tours, community workshops and education.
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Wildwood Garden

29 Powells Road, Bilpin NSW 2758
Garden lovers are invited to visit this magnificent Bilpin garden. Lovingly crafted over 30 years, the garden presents a glorious collection of cool climate plants in a natural woodland setting. Featuring a cherry walk and a magnificent waterfall with ponds as well as a large lake. There are sweeping views across the garden, gravel paths and a large array of interesting and magical sculptures. There is something in bloom to enjoy through out the year in this garden that features many rare and unusual plants. While you are at the garden, relax and enjoy the view with a cappuccino or tea with a homemade cake in the tearoom then browse the gift shop and nursery. The gift shop has an exciting selection of decorative ornaments and furnishings, while the nursery features plants propagated from those in the garden along with seasonal colour.
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Pine Crest Orchard

2549 Bells Line of Road, Behind Bilpin School, Bilpin NSW 2758
The Farm is closed until mid December for 2015. Fruits and nuts you can purchase at Pine Crest Orchard and even on some occasions, 'Pick Your Own' are apples, peaches, plums, pears, nashi, berries and nuts. You can also drop in to enjoy a picnic in the orchard or a wander around.

Mountain Explorers

Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
Follow the map to find the five trail stops and enjoy fun hands-on activities to learn about some weird and amazing plants. Answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize! ...

Mountain Explorers - Children's Self Guided Trail

Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
Can you find the five trail stops? Follow the map to explore the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and enjoy fun hands-on activities. Learn about some weird and amazing plants, then answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize! Suitable for ages six to 13 years. Cost applies. Kits available at the Visitor Information desk, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden....

Fibre Workshop with Ann Evers

Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
Join fibre artist Ann Evers to learn the ancient skill of basket weaving. Create your own sculptural piece from items collected from nature. To be held in the Waratah Education Centre. Morning and afternoon tea provided. Particpants to bring their own lunch....

Mount Wilson Autumn Festival

Gardens in Mt Wilson, Mount Wilson NSW 2786
Come and discover the beauty of the autumnal colours of the magnificent Gardens in Mount Wilson. The Autumn Festival will consist of Open Gardens, some not open to the public before or for many years. Adventure at the Village Market will focus on "all things garden", selling beautiful gardening products, arts and crafts by local artisans, plants and produce from their favourite mountain nurseries and quality gardening tools and sculptures. There will also be Artists in the garden "En Plein Air" art competition. Paintings will be judged at the end of the day and three prizes awarded. Some paintings will also be available for sale at the same time. Delicious food and refreshments will also be served in the historic grounds. Garden tickets can be pre-purchased. The festival raises funds for their local progress association to maintain the beauty of Mount Wilson....

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah NSW 2758
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is the spectacular cool climate garden of the Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust. Located in the Blue Mountains, just 90 minutes from Sydney, the garden features thousands of plants from the southern hemisphere and around the world. At 1,000 metres above sea level, the garden at Mount Tomah overlooks the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and boasts stunning panoramic views. A walk around this 28 hectare estate is a botanic journey with many formal gardens and 'The Jungle' to explore. Find out about this stunning world heritage listed region at the Garden's Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Exhibition Centre. Visitors can wander through this interpretive centre and learn why the Greater Blue Mountains region was made a World Heritage Area. Facilities include: visitor centre, garden shop, exhibitions, restaurant, kiosk, conference/venue hire, weddings, accommodation, picnic areas, guided tours, community workshops and education....