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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
The Fruit Bowl is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Beautiful, crisp Royal Gala Apples, Red Delicious till end of March. Pink Lady apples ready end of March. We also offer pyo vegetables. Click FB link for more information for weekly updates of what is available for picking each weekend.
The Bilpin Fruit Bowl is owned and operated by Simon & Margaret Tadrosse.
It has been owned by the Tadrosse family since 1985. We have 4 children, 3 daughters and one son, who were all born into the business and now with all their help we all manage both the orchard and the shop. We now also have one of our grandchildren (11 year old) helping out on the farm regularly. If you visit you will probably see him driving around on one of the tractors, buggies or bikes, or helping out at Pick your own.
Our daughters help control and run the shop full time, they make all the apple pies, cakes, slices, scones. All the baked goods are all made from scratch in our shop. Nothing is bought in pre-made. Our apple pies are one of the best pies you will find anywhere. We are very proud of how huge our reputation is for how fantastic and delicious our apple pies are.
The Fruit Bowl shop is open 7 days a week from 8.00 am till 5.00pm.
The farm is open on weekends and public holidays only between 10am and 4pm. We open mid November and go though until about end of May (depending of fruit availability).
We only close on Christmas Day. In our shop we stock local honey, local home made jams, souvenirs, pottery, fresh fruit and seasonal summer fruits. We bake all our Apple Pies, cakes and slices on the premises.
In Summer we also sell Peach pies made from peaches grown in our orchard. When other fruits are in season such as cherries, blueberries and raspberries you can also be tantalised with one of these fresh baked pies.
The shop has:-
* Undercover seating for 250 people
* Ample off road car parking
* Picnic grounds
* Playground equipment for children
* Disabled toilet
Our Orchards consists of approx in excess of 15,000 fruit trees. 5,000 Stone Fruit (peaches, plums, nectarine and apricot), 5,000 Apple trees (royal gala, red delicious, pink lady braeburn, granny smith), 3,500 cherry trees, 1,500 fig trees, 1,500 persimmon trees, 150 olive trees, 150 almond trees
As well as pick your own peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries and apples, we also offer Pick your own vegetables. We are the only farm in NSW currently offering PYO vegetables. Please see our weekly updates on our Facebook for what is available each week for picking.
Starts at 8am and finishes 12 noon. See the attached document below for market dates.
Runs the Second Saturday and Fourth Saturday of Every Month, except January.
This is a seasonal market and the produce advertised will only be available in season.
The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers' and Fine Food Markets are just what the doctor ordered. An abundance of fresh produce to tempt the taste buds of most hunters and gathers.
Let's begin our journey by succumbing to the tantalizing aroma of freshly ground coffee beans brewing away in the crispy early morning air of the showgrounds. As you sip your coffee you will drawn by the perfumes of the many freshly cut blooms as the flower stalls arrange a vast array of colours and species to suit all occasions.
As you do the rounds it's hard not to be drawn to the amazing variety of fresh herbs and spices available. The crispy baby rockets, extra virgin olive oils, sun dried tomatoes and amazing array of olives and fresh basil.
Willowbrae cheesemaker Karen Borg uses a traditional French farmhouse method to produce a variety of goats cheese sold at the markets by her husband David.
Crunchy sourdough breads, traditional pasta's even the staple family meals like bangers and mash can be accommodated.
The fantastic array of gourmet European sausages and the variety of old fashioned Irish spuds will turn a staple Aussie meal into a Chef's delight !
Enjoy browsing through the stalls of fresh fruit and veges, freshly picked berries, crunchy greens, vine ripened tomatoes, stone fruit and our famous Bilpin apples - even an apple pie or two !
Our markets promote the importance of fresh seasonal produce, sustainable local agriculture, showcasing small business and introduce our many visitors to the wonders of our Region, The Hawkesbury.