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Garden Notes
The Garden Notes are written by the garden owners and often tell the story of their garden. We try to provide Garden Notes ahead of the opening for every garden, but unfortunately this is not always possible. Garden Notes will usually be available in the week prior to the garden opening and will remain available online after the garden has opened. A list of available Garden Notes (in pdf format) can be found by using the 'Notes' link next to each garden or the link below.

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Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes




May    Saturday 2 and Sunday 3
Permanora Click here
A hillside garden devoted to permaculture and sustainable living is bursting with herbs, fruit and vegetables, including many rare species raised from seed. Squash and pumpkin scramble over stone walls. Chooks, guinea pigs, ducks, fish ponds. Water tanks, composting, solar panels.
Sustainability talks and tours
Notes 25 Elanora Rd, Elanora Heights 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Merry Garth Click here
Merry Garth
Plant collector's renowned cool-climate garden nestled in a tranquil rainforest. A significant collection of shrubs and trees in brilliant autumn tones complements the beautiful views. Gravel paths wind through a stunning rock garden featuring dwarf conifers, groundcovers and weeping maples in a wonderful display of form and texture.
Devonshire teas available
Notes 17 Davies Lane, Mount Wilson 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Black Stump Natives Click here
Black Stump Natives
Inspiring park-like garden cleverly laid out using a wide range of Australian plants, many of them unusual. Plantings include grevilleas, eremophilas, brachychitons and groundcovers. Raised beds surround lawns, and a cascade flowing into a pond is a focal point. Entertainment area handbuilt from old woolstore timbers and split hardwood slabs.
Display of old photos of forestry industry. Old hand tools, cross cut saws, broadaxes, etc.
Directions: From Camden take Argyle St then Cawdor Rd; turn right into Sheathers Lane (which becomes Werombi Rd) and travel 3.5km to Crana Rd on right.
Notes 26 Crana Rd, Brownlow Hill (near Camden) 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Garden Fair at Glenmore House
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Garden Fair at Glenmore House
Delightful garden surrounding a collection of early vernacular farm buildings and sandstone house (c. 1840) nestled into the Razorback Hills and featuring a stunning productive organic kitchen garden. Dry stone walls and hedges delineate rooms filled with an abundance of shrubs, roses, perennials, citrus and herbs. Bold agaves, strelitzias, frangipanis and gingers anchor the house.
Illustrated talks each day: Kitchen Gardening at 11am, and Making the Glenmore Garden at 2pm. Lunches in the hayshed, tea and cakes in the dairy, plant stalls and antique furniture on the croquet lawn.

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Notes Moores Way, Glenmore 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Christine's garden Click here
Christine's garden
Mirrors provide an extra dimension to a colourful oasis where surprises await around every corner. Many unusual and rare shrubs and trees flourish in the enriched soil, together with salvias and other cottage perennials. Rock walls and an eye-catching parterre add great interest. Beautiful autumn colour.
Notes 48 Weathers St, Gowrie 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Jackie & Bret's garden Click here
Jackie & Bret's garden
A horticulturist's garden displays three gardening styles. An informal raised native garden facing the street leads through to a lovely and very productive cottage garden of roses, salvias, sunflowers, fruit trees, grapes, vegetables and herbs. Beyond that is a very impressive collection of interesting and sculptural cacti and succulents.
Talks on cacti by Jackie Warburton at Noon and 2pm
Notes 14 Raphael Close, Oxley 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May    Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
Sunstone Lodge Click here
Sunstone Lodge
Spacious country garden of sweeping lawns, hedges and stone retaining walls. Mature conifers, maples and rhododendrons shelter irises and heritage roses including Alister Clark and Riethmuller varieties. Regenerated native area of allocasuarinas, gymea and fringe lilies, native iris and waratahs. Vegetable garden, orchard.
Notes 30 Taylor Rd, Woodford 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May    Sunday 10
Birchgrove Click here
The park-like garden of a passionate gardener features deciduous trees selected for their lime green, blue and burgundy foliage. Camellias, maples and magnolias provide stunning seasonal displays. Cottage plantings of perennials, roses and topiaries. A stand of historically significant white mahoganies and ironbarks.
Notes 16 Fishburn Rd, Galston 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May    Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
Myrele Click here
An artistically integrated collection of herbaceous plants is secluded behind an historic house. Salvias, bromeliads, plectranthus, eranthemums, eupatoriums and artemisias are set against a green and leafy borrowed landscape. A sandstone path beneath a shady Brush Box leads to a central lawn. Restored historic well.
Notes 182 Queen St, Woollahra 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Rosie's Garden Click here
Rosie's Garden
A grand two-storey Victorian terrace is beautifully complemented by several diverse garden spaces. Trellised 'living' walls, a pergola walkway and courtyards filled with sasanqua camellias, plectranthus, stephanotis, euphorbias, bromeliads and star jasmine. Succulents, pots of herbs, water feature, urn encircled by gardenias and clipped box.
Notes 59 Ocean St, Woollahra 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Annie's Garden Click here
Annie's Garden
Bold plantings and strong elements feature in a small garden designed by Marcia Hosking. Crepe myrtles and palms frame the back lawn, and a frangipani and pears border a paved outdoor entertainment area. Giant bromeliads make a bold statement against dichondra and groundcover foliages of contrasting shape and colour. Plant-filled urns and a water feature are focal points.
Notes 12 Quambi Place, Edgecliff 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cancelled opening
Gail's garden
Cancelled opening
Garden of the Gods
Cabarita Beach
May    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24
Banna Billa Click here
Banna Billa
The hallmark feature of this young parkland garden is the lake where willows fringe the banks and an island is alive with birds. Elsewhere, lawns are planted with pears, Chinese elms, liquidambars and pistachios. Eucalypts shelter an outer garden of massed native species. Seasonal white flowers surround the vegetable garden.
Notes 345 Gem Rd, Cowra 10am-4.30pm $8.00

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