Something different than my other recent blogs. I particularly enjoy outdoor activities as it’s my kind of stress relief thing, especially doing the walking tracks within the Blue Mountains. This one is all about the Mt. Wilson Spring festival – where owners showcase their beautiful gardens to the public about a couple of times on the weekends throughout the year. How I found out about this event is through a great mate of mine who have visited the place before. I think they found it through Facebook events or through the community’s website: http://www.mtwilson.com.au/index.php/latest-news.html. Tickets are usually about $25.00 online bundle or $30 on the day bundle and each garden entry is about $1o on the day.
This was my first time visiting the place. Hence I was super excited that I actually thought it was going to be like a hike, because you know clearly it’s in the Blue Mountain region. Obviously I was wrong HAHAH! It was a lovely stroll but I didn’t expect that it would actually take a whole day to roam around freely from 6 different gardens. My friends and I didn’t managed to go through all of them as each garden space was huge and we were kind of late. Mind you living in the inner west of Sydney, it’s quite a trek to get to the destination (2hr drive at least, no pit stops) but it was definitely worth it! I don’t think you can get there by public transport, correct me if I’m wrong but unfortunately the only way to get to Mt. Wilson is by a car.
I’m amazed that people (retired couples mainly) actually live there and get to enjoy the nature of earth everyday, it also made me questioned whether if they ever felt bored living away from the city. Which was answered by the lovely landlord who owned one of the last garden that we visited: “every day is considered as paradise” as she would wake up and do a short stroll around the garden. Wished that I took a picture with her, she was super sweet.
Overall what I’ve learnt from this experience is firstly bring your own food and water with you – they’ve got there sausage sizzle to fund raise the local firefighter community so it’s a little bit expensive but it’s delicious and it’s for a good cause. So I was happy to spend $5 on the scrumptious sausage sandwich and $3 for soy hot coco. The second is to have a good night rest, wake up super early and get there before opening times to enjoy taking many photos as you can and visit all the gardens! Lastly don’t plan any other events afterwards, you’d never expect how tiring walking and posing for photos can be!!!
Mt. Wilson address: Mt Wilson Village Precinct, NSW 2786