Inside the beautiful gardens just two hours from Sydney’s CBD that glow orange in the fall

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Inside the beautiful ‘hidden gem’ gardens, two hours from Sydney’s CBD that glow orange, red and pink in the fall

  • Thousands of people flock to the private garden in the Blue Mountains village before winter sets in
  • Breenhold Gardens on Mount Wilson in NSW, two hours west of Sydney’s CBD
  • There are five other private estates with colorful deciduous trees in the village

Thousands of visitors gather to see the stunning display of fall colors in publicly accessible gardens in a Blue Mountains village two hours west of Sydney.

Breenhold Gardens is one of six private estates on Mount Wilson that lure visitors all fall to witness their radiant leaves.

The beautiful 45-acre property is full of bright orange, pink and red leaves on the deciduous trees and is open every day from 10am to 4pm until May 30th.

Thousands flock to gardens hidden in a remote Blue Mountains village (photo)

Tourists say the best time to visit is the entire month of May, so travelers should be quick before winter arrives.  Pictured: Breenhold Gardens

Tourists say the best time to visit is the entire month of May, so travelers should be quick before winter arrives. Pictured: Breenhold Gardens

There are six private gardens on Mount Wilson in New South Wales' Blue Mountains, two hours west of Sydney's CBD.  Pictured: Windyridge Gardens

There are six private gardens on Mount Wilson in New South Wales’ Blue Mountains, two hours west of Sydney’s CBD. Pictured: Windyridge Gardens

Breenhold Gardens on Mount Wilson is two hours west of Sydney's CBD

Breenhold Gardens on Mount Wilson is two hours west of Sydney’s CBD

Bebeah Gardens and Windyridge Gardens are open all year round, with only a few weeks left to visit Merry Garth and Yengo Sculpture Gardens. Nooroo Gardens is open through June.

Mount Wilson really is off the beaten track; it has no shops, cafes, ATMs or gas stations, so guests should stop at Lithgow or Mount Victoria for fuel and food.

The entrance fee to Breenhold Gardens is $ 15 for adults, $ 5 for children, or $ 40 for 2 adults and three or more children.

On-site guests stroll through the idyllic setting to admire the beauty of the trees, ponds, and other natural features, while having a picnic overlooking the Blue Mountains National Park.

(A visit in the fall) is well worth the nearly two-hour drive from Sydney. The ride itself is very beautiful, ‘wrote one person on TripAdvisor.

Upon entering, we were greeted with a dirt road and an abundance of fall colors such as red, green, violet, purple, yellow and brown. There are several places in the garden to lay a mat and have a picnic. ‘

The formal estates are full of deciduous trees that astonish visitors every year with their colorful fall foliage.  Pictured: Windyridge Gardens

The formal estates are full of deciduous trees that astonish visitors every year with their colorful fall foliage. Pictured: Windyridge Gardens

Guests on the property said they enjoyed strolling through the trees, setting up picnics, and taking photos.  Pictured: Nooroo Gardens

Guests on the property said they enjoyed strolling through the trees, setting up picnics, and taking photos. Pictured: Nooroo Gardens

Due to its size, 45 acre Breenhold Gardens (pictured) is one of the best known estates and will remain open every day from 10am to 4pm until May 30th this year

Another tourist described the site as ‘fascinating’.

“Maple leaves crunched underfoot, we made our way to the house … to gates and fountains under a canopy of reds, yellows, and oranges.”

The landscaping was originally done by Charlotte and Thomas Breen Snr in 1965, and the country now has thousands of trees from every continent.

Travelers can also enjoy five other private gardens in Mount Wilson, including the Walk My World travel blog called ‘one of the most magical places in NSW’.

THE SIX GARDENS AT MT WILSON

Breenhold (45ha, pets allowed on a leash)

Open April 2 – May 30 from 10am to 4pm

$ 15 adult, $ 5 child, 2 adults, and 3+ children $ 40

Bebeah Gardens (4.8 ha)

Open daily 10 am-5pm

$ 10 adult, $ 2 child

Cheerful Garth Gardens (2.5 ha)

Open every Wednesday and the first two Sundays of May from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

$ 15 adults, free entry child

Windyridge Gardens (2ha, pets allowed on a leash)

Open every day from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

$ 10 adults, $ 3 kids

Nooroo Gardens (1.8ha, pets allowed on a lead)

Open April 2 – June 14, 10 am-4pm

$ 10 adults, $ 2 children

Yengo Sculpture Gardens

Open last three weeks of April and first week of May

$ 10 adult, $ 3 kids

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