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The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

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Spring Magic

Beautiful acreage of rhododendrons, azaleas, amongst wonderful gum trees. Walking tracks through... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
hbmarsh9
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Shoalhaven, Australia
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Flowers in Autumn

If you are into colour and birds visiting different plants this place is a must. It may have been... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
khhuth
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Chinchilla, Australia
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Campbell Rhododendron Gardens covers an area of 18.3 hectares and is just over 1km from Blackheath railway station. There are winding paths which make exploration of the gardens easy. The accessible Lookout offers a magnificent view down the valley...more
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Bacchante Street, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful acreage of rhododendrons, azaleas, amongst wonderful gum trees. Walking tracks through the bush, up hill and down dale, over little bridges across billabongs. A total delight. Volunteer run cafe during the magic of Rhodo Festival (first week in November). Gold coin donation and excellent...More

Thank hbmarsh9
Deb W, VP - Management Committee at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review. Aren't the Gardens magic? Even in Winter there are native shrubs flowering and a miriad of birdlife. Your visits are welcomed.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

An easy 15 minute walk from Wentworth St (near the station). Admission by gold coin donation. There are name tags for most of the plants. If only there could be a map available at the entrance, it would be better.

Thank Serene C
Deb W, VP Management Committee at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for your comments Serene Ther should have been a map (yellow) for you to pick up at the booth where you placed your donation. I will check to see that they are there. Kind regards.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you are into colour and birds visiting different plants this place is a must. It may have been autumn but it was alive with life and colour.

Thank khhuth
Deb W, VP Management Committee at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your comments. Yes, lots of winter flowers and some very confused Azaleas that thik it is Spring because of the warmth.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is such a fabulous place to go in any season and any weather.I took my parents,sister and my 10yr daughter.The daybwas rather cool but still great no rain or mist.Its a gold coin donation with free maps at the front entrance right next door...More

Thank celandelm
Deb W, Management Committee V.P. at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you enjoyed the Gardens even though the Rhodos themselves are not flowering. Hope your daughter enjoyed the Rhodosaurus on the Island in the Lake.

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunantly we are visiting in the wrong season! I can see that this garden would be stunning when in full bloom! Still lovely for a walk, lots of little paths to wander around.More

Thank Ninganoona
Deb W, Management Committee VP. at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for reviewing. Yes the CRG is at is best between Sept - November when the Rhodos & Azaleas are in full bloom. It is also quite spectacular in Autumn when the deciduous trees change colour however as you discovered it is a wonderful...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visited the Rhododendron Gardens in mid November and were overcome by the time and love, locals have committed to making these natural gardens into a highlight of our Blue Mountains holiday. The setting was immaculate, surrounded by the peace and tranquility of heritage protected...More

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Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thanks for your comments Christopher. We are so pleased that you appreciate the hard work that goes into the presentation of the Gardens - certainly a labour of love from our volunteer team. Do visit again - it is an ever changing vista.

Reviewed 23 November 2017

Visited Blackheath for the rhododendron festival and the local art & craft shop told us about this lovely garden. Put it at the top of your "to do" list in Blackheath! Run by wonderful volunteers, they do an absolutely amazing job!!!

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Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you so much for your comments We are so pleased that you appreciate the work of the volunteer team. Do visit again - it is an ever changing vista with the next truly spectacular in Autumn. Regrads Deb W

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I am so awed by the beautiful garden which I never knew or heard about but happened to be passing Blackheath and decided to stop for a break. It was drizzling and when it was suggested to visit the garden, I wasn't for it. But...More

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Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Seeing the Gardens in mist is certainly my preferred option. The moisture in the air ads a gentleness to the scene that harsher Aussie sun does not. You are so right about regular visits - the scenes...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

My previous review (2015) was in autumn and the maples were terrific, but in October and early November the azaleas and rhododendrons are in full glorious bloom. A fabulous Blue Mountains experience, not to be missed.More

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Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you so much for your comments We are so pleased that you have visited in different seasons - certainly the best way to really appreciate these Gardens. This year's spring flowering has certainly been spectacular - the weather was defiritely on the side of...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We visited in late October and the rhododendrons and azaleas were at their peak. What makes these gardens so attractive is the fact that these flowers are growing in bushland. The contrast of the stunning white trunks of the eucalypts sets off the colours of...More

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Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for your review Margaret We are so pleased that you can appreciate the care and hard work our volunteers give every week. The weather this year was on the side of the blooms and this spring flowering was certainly spectacular. Autumn is also...More

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