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The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

Bacchante Street, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
+61 2 4787 8965
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Spectacular Visual and Sensual Experience of Colour and Beauty

We visited the Rhododendron Gardens in mid November and were overcome by the time and love, locals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
christopher p
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Perth, Australia
Seriously amazing!

Visited Blackheath for the rhododendron festival and the local art & craft shop told us about this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cb_from_oz
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Lake Macquarie, 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 and across the Reflection Lake. There are picnic facilities and accessible toilets. A natural garden where exotic plants thrive under a canopy of Australian native bushland. Rhododendrons and Azaleas dominate and are at their flowering best between early October - early November. During the Spring flowering season, the Tea Rooms are open for 'Aussie Cream Teas'. The gardens are maintained by volunteers and rely donations to assist in the continuing upkeep.
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Bacchante Street, Blackheath, New South Wales 2785, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank christopher p
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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!!!

Thank cb_from_oz
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Margaret J
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'd seen the signs to these gardens for a number of years and finally went to have a look. So glad I did. When the rhododendrons and azaleas are in flower it is magic. There are lots of walking tracks - you can stay lower...More

Thank ThereseMac
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Therese You certainly chose the best year for your visit - the blooms have certainly been spectacular. An autumn visit is always best just after a cold snap which sets the leaves to colouring so I hope you make it back around Easter....More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

what a worthwhile visit we had, best late October onwards, fabulous colours, good cafe, spotless toilets, wheel chair access. Don't miss this one, bring a picnic lunch and relax.

Thank Roslyn D
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments Roslyn So pleased you enjoyed your visit & the amenities we offer. Regards Deb W

Reviewed 1 November 2017

We came across this place by sheer chance after I mentioned I liked gardens to a local friend and she tracked it down for us! As a Queenslander I, of course, love plants I can't grow so Rhododendrons are high on my list! We were...More

Thank SuzannahA
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Suzannah - I am so pleased you found us. We do have a website: rhodogarden.org.au which we up-date regularly so that you can see the seasonal changes. Great that you came on such a good year for the blooms - the weather gods were...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I've never seen such a variety of rhododendron and azalea in bloom at one time before. It was amazing. Some of the plants are really huge. Lots of nice walking paths wind through the gardens. Not a formal garden, just tons of flowering plants. They...More

Thank JeffG1234
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

G'day Jeff I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to CRG - and in one of the best flowering years we have seen. As you have commented, the Gardens are specifically designed as a natural Australian bushland with the introduced species amongst the natives...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the perfect time to visit. Not just rhododendrons, but lots of beautiful azaleas..the kinds you don't grow in your own garden. Tiny little flowers no bigger than your fingernail in all shades of pink and white and red. Rhododendrons in white, pale pink, bright...More

Thank carolyn r
Deb W, Management Committee Vice President at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit Carolyn Possibly the next best time to visit is around Easter when the Blue Mountains cold turns the leaves of the many deciduous trees to spectacular autumn colours. I also love the dormant time during winter when...More

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