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Wildwood Garden

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Open from 7th August - for sales call 0417 042 460

Wildwood is a garden in Bilpin which has been developing for more than 30 years due to the efforts & skills of Wayne & Sue Tapping who bought the land in the early eighties.

They chose the name Wildwood as their plan was to make a formal garden without losing the wildness of the native landscape. They have decided that the property has now got to the stage that it should be available for everyone to appreciate.

Situated in the heart of Bilpin amid the orchards & tall trees of the Blue Mountains it is a large garden many would love to explore.

It is not just a place to wander in and enjoy the plantings as it has a café with fabulous views, a gift shop & specialist nursery with treasures propogated from plants in the garden.

There is a cherry walk, dogwoods & other blossom trees, camellias, azaleas, massed clivia, & hellebore, hydrangea, deciduous trees that are spectacular in autumn & ferns that surround a magnificent waterfall with ponds.

There is also a large lake surrounded by lawns & topiary where you can picnic. It has sweeping views, deep volcanic soil, bore water & is a delightful place to visit at any time of year.

They began this garden more than 30 years ago & also opened a retail nursery at nearby North Richmond. The Nursery closed in 2010, allowing the couple to pursue their dream of an open garden with gift shop, nursery & café.

This 5 hectare garden nestles among 10ha of towering native trees. It is set on a gentle slope with broad, crushed granite paths that meander beside a waterfall & ponds then beneath the trees & across sweeping lawns to a tranquil lake. Seats are scattered throughout to encourage visitors to relax & enjoy the atmosphere.

Wildwood’s café serve morning & afternoon teas, snacks & light lunches with delicious sandwiches, salads, cakes, pastries & season specials. There is a selection of homemade goodies which are scrumptious but be sure not to miss out on the Wildwood’s very own homemade apple pie – it is just so delicious. Enjoy a panoramic view over the garden from the café verandah. Visitors are also welcome to picnic by the lake.

The Gift shop and nursery is well stocked with appealing gift ware & local products. The nursery has a range of plants, many of which are propagated from those which are growing in the garden including some rare & unusual finds. You are sure to find something special here


From an Article by Jennifer Stackhouse, Wildwood Open


Coachwood Nursery

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This nursery opens for specific Open Days - see website or Events page for details

New dates for Open Days for 2020, held on a Friday and Saturday are:- 28 & 29 August, 18 & 19 September, October 30 & 31, November 27 & 28.
Gates open 9am to 4pm. FREE ENTRY

A huge range of succulents and rare perennial plants direct to the public.

We specialise in expert succulent, organic gardening, and flower arranging and craft workshops demonstrating, teaching and participating in exactly how to grow, cultivate and nurture plants and their dried forms in your own home for your enjoyment, interest and collection. Featuring our large succulent collection and informative nursery tour.
Coach visits by garden clubs and tour companies most welcome in 2020. Group discounts available.

Dates for 2020: Friday 24th April, Saturday 25th April, Friday 29th May, Saturday 30th May, Monday 8th June, Friday 9th October & Saturday 10th October. Plenty of free parking. A great place to visit & an outing to learn & enjoy. Gate opens at 9am & closes at 4pm. Free entry to our nursery. Workshops are $49 including products.

Please enquire by email only at coachnsy@gmail.com


Ma and Pars Unique Kitchen Boards

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We make one piece chopping boards. The main timber we use is Camphor Laurel. This timber is very durable and has a very high anti bacterial rating.

We make timber one piece boards for the Food Industry, examples are Cafes, Restaurants, Chefs,Catering, and for general household use. These boards range from cheese boards, bread boards, general cutting boards, and display boards. Also small hardwood cutting blocks and end grain butchers blocks from 50 mil to 100 ml thick. Custom made sink boards. If you have a special shape or size we can most likely make it. Just e-mail or phone for that perfect gift. We also make Lazy Susan's.


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