Visit

Planning Your Visit

Garden Map

Opening Hours

Campbell Rhododendron Gardens are open to Vehicles from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Summer and 9:00 to 4:00 in Winter, and at all times for Pedestrian access, every day of the year.

Getting Here

We’re easy to find, just off the Great Western Highway in Blackheath, 2 hours drive west of Sydney. We’re always open for visitors (although the gates to the car park are only open from 0900 – 1700).

By car:

Coming from Sydney on the Great Western Highway, after passing Blackheath Railway Station,  turn right into Sturt Street and follow the signs.

By rail and on foot:

From Blackheath railway station, cross the highway at the pedestrian lights and turn left. Walk up the highway and turn into Sturt Street. Follow the signs into Wentworth Street and around to Bacchante Street. You’ll see the gate at the end of the road.

Parking:

Car parking is available at the gardens car park, daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (later in peak season). Buses need to park outside the gates. The speed limit inside the gates is 10km/hr. It is one-way traffic – please follow the arrows.

Eat, Drink, Shop

Rhodo Tea Room

The Rhodo Tea Room at The Lodge is open from 12th October to 17th November 2019.

Picnic

Bring a picnic basket and rug from home or visit many deli's and cafes in the village to stock up on your gourmet treats and make your own picnic hamper.

The Village

The Blackheath village of shops can be found along the Great Western Highway, Govetts Leap Road and Wentworth street. Numerous restaurants, cafes and delis can cater to your culinary needs.

Don't forget to stroll around to find shops for fashion, art galleries, books and much more.

Weather

On Twitter? Check out the Blackeath Weather Man

Regulations

Please protect our Garden and native Flora and Fauna by being tidy and keeping to the walking tracks.

Dogs must be on leashes, and please clean up after them.

We ask you to abide by the rules of the Garden Committee and that you appreciate the fact that all the work is voluntary by members of the society.

Organised Events

Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW Inc. may occasionally reserve any part of the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens for organised events.

Filming and Photography

Please note that the flying of kites, model planes, helicopters and drones is strictly prohibited at the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens and permission for these activities will not be granted for non-commercial filming.

General visitors - If you are a visitor to the gardens seeking to document your visit for personal use with photos and filming, no permit is required.

Donations

The Garden is managed and maintained by the Blue Mountains Rhododendron Society of NSW Incorporated, a community organsation of volunteers with members throughout Australia.

The Society raises all of its own funds and receives no government funding, so it is important that when you do visit the Gardens you make a donation of a $1 or $2 coin (or more!) for each visitor into the Donation Box in the Car Park next to The Lodge inside the Gardens. All work to maintain, improve and expand the Gardens is carried out by volunteers – perhaps you would like to Join Us.

Admission is by Gold Coin donation at the Car Park or donate before you arrive.