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The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens

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Gorgeous gardens

We go every couple of years and always enjoy it. In rhododendron season the gardens are a riot of... read more

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Well worth a visit

My brother and I visited yesterday on a whim and I am so glad we did. It's been a tough year of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 6 May 2015

Beautiful British/Australian 19th century landscaping, the gardens epitomise Aussie cold climate landscapes with Australian and British traditional landscape planning.

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Deb W, Management Committee VP at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Apologies for such a late response but thank you so much for reviewing the Gardens. I hope you came this Spring - the best flowering season we've seen in many years. Cheers Deb W

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Reviewed yesterday

We go every couple of years and always enjoy it. In rhododendron season the gardens are a riot of colour, (take your camera), and the walk down to the lake is perfect for a stroll. There are plenty of little side tracks that can be...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I visited yesterday on a whim and I am so glad we did. It's been a tough year of drought but a bit of rainful has worked it's magic and the azaleas were ablaze with colour. The Rhododendrons are starting to show...More

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Deb W, Marketing Officer at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you love the Garden so much and appreciate the work of the volunteers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the end of September and it was okay, not much in bloom but that is to be expected. Some nice cherry blossoms down the bottom. There are also some sweet bush walk tracks at the back of the park which are worth it...More

Thank Jaslyn S
Deb W, Marketing Officer at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you forvisiting and reviewing Jaslyn. Due to the drought, the flowering season is late this year. The Azaleas are now in full bloom and the Rhododendrons are opening. November will be the time to come.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We were a little early in the season to see all in bloom but were fortunate to see a dozen or so. Worth while to support the volunteers.

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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 21 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 30 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 29 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 30 April 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 27 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.

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