On Mother’s Day last year we were lucky enough to have found out about this little gem behind the Bulli Showground. The Illawarra Grevillea Park is only opened 12 days a year.
In saying that there are two parts to the garden. One is enclosed and this is the section opened 12 days a year. The other is the outside perimeter and the rear rainforest. I highly recommend paying the $5 fee and going on an opened day.
The garden opened in 1993 as the Grevillea Nursery needed to be expanded. The Garden is run by volunteers and they don’t have the man power or funds to keep the garden open all year round.
When you walk along the gravel paths you can see they have their work cut out for them. The place is immaculate.
The plants are mainly natives and they have walking tracks everywhere. You could spend all day there.
They have picnic facilities as well as a Chapel that sells tea and coffee. They also sell a range of plants on their open days.
It is well worth the trip. The only thing worth noting is that on a Sunday parking is a bit tight due to the Foragers Market.