How much is the admission?
At Windyridge the admission is $10 per adult and $3 for children.
We are a privately held garden and are not funded through any other means other than visitors, unlike government funded botanical gardens. Our garden is a labour of love, so every person visiting is helping to keep our garden alive and cared for.
What does the admission cover?
The admission fee covers seeing the garden, the use of our beautiful toilets and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.
Visitors are more than welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden. There are many tables and chairs throughout the garden, but you are welcome to bring a blanket and find a nice spot on the grass.
I saw plant I love in your garden, where can I buy one?
Our garden features cool climate plant species. Depending on where you live, you maybe be able to grow it. We have a small onsite nursery where we sell plants to the public.
During your visit you can talk to one of the the owners and they can give you the most accurate advice. If we do not have the plant you are after we recommend visiting your local nursery or Bill at Bay Tree Nursery in Clarence (20min from Mount Wilson).
What facilities do you have in the garden?
Visitors are welcome and have access to:
- Complimentray tea, coffee and biscuits
- The Nursery
- Beautiful and clean toilets which feature hand made glass and an indoor garden
- Use of any area in the garden to enjoy and relax or have a picnic
- As well, of course the beautiful garden
If you would like to book the Gazebo (BBQ area, max 45 people) or for Wedding or venue hire please contact us by phone or email below.
When are you open?
Windyrdige is open everyday.
Our opening hours are from 9am - 4:30.
If the weather is uncooperative (heavy storms, rain, snow, wind etc) we reserve the right to not open. As we are an outdoor venue, during bad conditions the garden can be hazardous to be in.
For more information please call 02 4756 2019.
Can I hire the garden for my event?
Of course, you can hire. We do recommend a few things to be mindful of prior to booking.
- Mount Wilson is fairly remote so catering and suppliers for the event can be difficult find
- Even in summer, the evenings do get quite cool. So any event needs to be concluded before the sun sets.
- Windyridge does not have the capabilites to offer setting up or event assistance, owners are a retired couple.
Can I do my wedding photography or do an artistic shoot in the garden?
You are more than welcome to do any type of photography in the garden.
Please contact us directly to organise. All participants will have to pay the general admisson fee.
Do you accept Credit Cards?
Yes we do but we do not give out cash.
Please note there are no ATMs or Banks in the area. The closest is around a 30min drive from Mount Wilson. It is highly recommended to bring cash just in case as internet can go down without warning.
Do you have a cafe or is there somewhere local?
Mount Wilson is an old remote village and there is no cafes, restaurants, or petrol stations in the area. We highly recommend you to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden or alternatively stop on the way up and bring something.
We do offer complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits for visitors.
Occasionly, during the peak season we offer some cakes or sandwiches in the garden.
When is the Autumn colour?
Every year it is a little different. Our general rule of thumb is from ANZAC Day (25th April) and the following 5 weeks depending on the weather.
If you are unsure or would like to confirm please give us a call on 02 4756 2019
Can I bring my dog?
Fur-babies are more than welcome as long as they are on lead and socially trained.
Can I bring a picnic to have in the garden?
You are more than welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden. There are many tables and chairs throughout the garden.