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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is open every day except Christmas Day.
Monday - Friday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Entry is free
No pets allowed in the Garden
Enquiries 02 4567 3000
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden sits on 252 hectares of land with 28 hectares open to the public. Located in a World Heritage area the Garden is a living laboratory providing vital science focused on the conservation of cool climate plants.
The Garden is a great place for you to relax, breathe in the clean mountain air and discover a world of cool climate plants at your leisure. You are invited to return again and again to witness the fresh spectacle that each seasons brings.
The Garden features The Potager cafe and The Jungle Lodge which sleeps up to 10 people, has a wood fireplace, and private entry to the garden.
Saturday and Sunday from February until Queens Birthday providing there is fruit to pick! Please ring 02 4567 1294 for recorded details or, better still, check our our website first!
Bilpin Springs Orchard traditionally sent stonefruit and apples to Flemington Markets. The transition to a purely “Pick Your Own” orchard began 1990 by replanting 12 acres with many blocks of just 100 trees, enabling us to offer you a wide variety of deciduous fruits from late January to June.
These include apples, pears, nashi and quinces; Peaches,plums, persimmon, figs and citrus; and more recently, blueberries.
For updated information on when you can pick fruit, visit our website www.bilpinspringsorchard.com.au or ring the information line 02 4567 1294 before visiting.
Open every day from early till late in season
Saliba Fruits are growers, packers and distributors of quality apples.
For over 40 years this family owned and run business has produced some of Australia’s finest quality produce from the Bilpin district. Check out their home made apple jams, Bilpin Apple Juice, Hillbilly Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) made from Saliba Apples, Wirraninna Ridge Apple Cider Vinegar and Bilpin Bush Honey.
46 Bilpin Springs Road, Bilpin
Bilpin Country Lodge is a stunning 10acre B&B/farmstay located in Bilpin village close to the regional border between Hawkesbury & Blue Mountains.
We're a 3.5star property, recently rated by AAA Tourism. The lodge is all setup for family accommodation with a mix of bedrooms sleeping 2, 3, 4, 6 and even 8 people.
All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast is provided each morning with remaining meals on a self catered basis. At the lodge guests have access to and use of a huge country kitchen and BBQs on the verandah, plus much more.
There's a giant spa, farm animals, canoes, playground, games room and much more.
Staying at the lodge is like having your own private large country house to enjoy.
A minutes walk from the lodge is Bilpin Springs orchard, one the Hawkesburys premier pick-your-own orchards.
Cedric Leathbridge who owns and runs the Bilpin Springs Orchard is our neighbour and our guests enjoy picking apples, peaches and many other fruits during season in Cedrics orchard.
Whilst fruit trees can be seen all around Bilpin, we're also proud of our gardens at Bilpin Country Lodge. There's large grassed areas where families can play cricket, football and just about any other activity needing a plenty of space. Exploring the lodge property there's bushwalking to experience, yabbies to catch in our yabby pond plus Silver and Golden perch to catch in our fishing dam. Families having a getaway, couples enjoying romantic escapes plus corporate visitors holding small conferences and off-site meetings all enjoy the location & welcoming friendliness at Bilpin Country Lodge.
Alpaca Feeding time at 3pm every day. Arrive at 2.45pm. Cost is $20 per person. Feeding takes about an hour.
Madison's Mountain Retreat is a four-star peaceful bed and breakfast farmstay in Kurrajong Heights , on acres bordering the Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Parks . Secluded with stunning scenery yet easy to reach, we have 8 self-contained cedar cottages and 2 refurbished train carriages. Each can accommodate up to 5 people. Every spacious cottage has a cosy log fire, kitchenette, TV and DVD player.
Some cottages have a private spa, massage is available by appointment and one cabin is wheelchair accessible. Madison 's is ideal for family holidays with the kids - have an adventure when you collect the eggs for breakfast or help us feed the alpacas every day.
Recently, Madison's has hosted garden weddings, 21st parties, wellbeing seminars, large family reunions, yoga retreats, workplace get-aways, womens' annual retreats and other special events.
Madison's has an 18 m indoor heated pool and spa, tennis court, gazebo with BBQ, large shed, common room (with library, pool table and open fire), open space and acres of bush.
Madison's is spectacular in spring, beautiful in summer, exciting in autumn and cosy in winter. Tariffs include a generous breakfast hamper.
Open Saturday and Sunday 9-5. May be closed on some Saturdays and Sundays due to insufficient fruit - Click through to our website for more information.
The first apples start in mid January.
Apples: Jan (26th) to May 12th
Peaches / Plums Dec 26th to Feb
Nashi and European Pears from Feb.
Persimmon and Qunices
We also sell homemade Jams including Apricot, nectarine and traditional Plum Jam. The Shed also stocks local honey and nuts (when in season).
John has put together a story on when which apple will be in season. Download it if you wish.
Open Season: 26 Mar 2021 until 14 Jun 2021
Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10am - 4pm. For sales call 0417 042 460
Open now until 14 June - access from Richmond and Bells Line of Road only, the road is closed beyond Berambing, and no access via Great Western Highway, the Darling Causeway and Bell.
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
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Open 7 days - 11am to 4pm
Bilpin's first cider company and the first to open a cellar door, our product is made using only freshly crushed fruit, there is no added sugar and it is all gluten free.
Visitors are treated to a tasting across the product range and are invited to take a stroll around the grounds including the gardens, orchard and up to the sheep and alpacas paddocks.
Bilpin Cider is available all year round
Open Season: 6 Feb 2021 until 31 May 2021
Open from February through May for Pick Your Own apples
Check our website for latest information. We encourage visitors to contact us before coming.
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. At the moment picking Granny Smith, Pink Lady & Sundowner Check or website for details. Please contact us and book before coming.
Established in 1955, the Shields Family has grown and sold fruit from the packing shed ever since.
We are open for Pick Your Own apples from early February to mid May while fruit is available.
We do not have Pick Your Own peaches. Some peaches available for shed sales during January . Please call before coming.
We sell tree ripened peaches and apples grown on our own orchard.
We have 5 peach varieties and at least 14 apple varieties, some in limited supply.
Pick your own apples are available from February to May.
As there is always some seasonal variation in when varieties are at their best. Please call to find out what's on.
Download the little story on Shields Orchard.
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We are open this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May and every weekend till end June 2021, 10am to 4pm. We now have crunchy sweet PINK LADY apples for PYO. Beautiful sweet Persimmons only sold in our shed NOT for PYO. We also have farm animals for the kids to see, Alpaca's, Chickens and free range eggs for sale. We also sell local produce. NO BOOKING REQUIRED. BUSES WELCOME. NO EFPTOS
We are a family run business that is third generation apple farmers. My Husband and I have been farming for over 40 years. Our two sons have come into the business and are eager to bring new and fresh ideas to our business. Our farm is nestled in the heart of Bilpin, we are one of the biggest Orchards in Bilpin with thousands of trees to pick from and we take pride in our fruit and only grow quality apples and persimmons.
We have know added vegetables to our orchard but you have to check our instagram or facebook for updates on picking times.
We also have animals for the kids to see and sell free range eggs from our chickens.
We are situated in a quiet and tranquil street so you can get a real feel for the country lifestyle without all the noise of the city.
We send most of our fruit to Flemington Markets but would like the public to have the opportunity to taste a crunchy tasty fresh apple straight off the tree.
We also sell local produce from our shed such as Honey, Jams, Vinegar, Cider, Bilpin Apple Juice and lots more........
Please NO phone calls, send a text message or email if needing further assistance and we will get back to you ASAP.
Contact Nadia 0410 676 152 please no calls all information is listed above
Chris 0450 515 096
Mon to Thurs 10am to 4pm, Fri to Sun - 10am to 6pm
Visit the rustic Hillbilly Cider shed in Bilpin to sample our award winning range. Kick back with chilled glass of cider looking out over the orchard and the famous 'Big Log truck". When you've worked up a hunger we'll cook you a wood fired pizza. You can purchase our ciders to take home including limited releases only available at the shed.
Hillbilly has won medals every year in the Australian cider awards since launching in 2012 including 4 times “Best in Class”. Hillbilly has also achieved highest scoring Australian cider in the UK’s International cider awards with a silver medal.
The ciders are made purely from local mountain apples with no added sugar or artificial flavours. They are gluten free and suitable for Vegans.
You can also find us at the Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food market, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday. See https://www.facebook.com/HarvestTrailsAndMarkets/ for the latest market postings. Also Richmond Good food market every Saturday.
Other stockists are listed on www.hillbillycider.com.au
Hillbilly apple cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly pear cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly Sweet Julie Cider – 3.5% alc
Hillbilly Scrumpy cloudy Cider – 6% alc
Hillbilly Vintage – 9% alc
Hillbilly non alcoholic apple cider – 0.0% alc.
Hillbilly non alcoholic apple with root ginger - 0.0% alc.
Next tour 5th of June.
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