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Description & Photos
Use the 'click here' link next to each garden name to find a description, list of facilities and photo of each garden.
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Garden Notes
The Garden Notes are written by the garden owners and often tell the story of their garden - the triumphs as well as the challenges.

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.

A list of available Garden Notes (in pdf format) can be found by using the 'Notes' link.
Garden Notes For Gardens That Have Already Opened
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Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Month

Dates

Garden

Description & Photo Garden Notes

Address

Hours

Entrance

April 2014 Fri 18 & 19-20 & Mon 21 Sunstone Lodge Click here
Sunstone Lodge
Spacious country garden of sweeping lawns, stone retaining walls and hedges. 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-4pm $7.00
19-20 Bisley Click here
Bisley
Mature parkland with sweeping lawns, clipped hedges, sculpture, fountains, a waterway and two lakes. Spring bulbs, flowering cherries, dogwoods, rhododendrons and espaliered crabapples. Magnificent trees including maples and tulip trees are spectacular in autumn. Avenue of Alberta spruce (Picea glauca 'Conica'); clematis-covered pergolas.
Notes Mount Irvine Rd, Mount Wilson 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Mirambeena Click here
Mirambeena
A maturing 20-year-old garden strongly influenced by Edna Walling and in harmony with the surrounding landscape. Highlights include many garden rooms, lily-covered dams, venerable figs and winding paths through a rainforest. Dry stone walls, covered orchard, spectacular views across Conjola National Park.
Art exhibition
Notes 77b Nerringillah Rd, Bendalong 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Fri 25 Woowoolahra Click here
Woowoolahra
Beautifully constructed rock walls divide rooms in a mature garden where lovely old trees embrace sweeps of lawn and frame valley views. Paths ramble through cypress woodland which opens to dams abundant with birdlife and water lilies. Espaliered fruit trees enclose a berry garden.
Dog agility demonstrations at 11am each day. Vintage and antique jewellery for sale
Visit their Facebook page
Notes 6 London Bridge Rd, Burra 10am-4.30pm $7.00
26-27 Robin and Marilyn's Productive Cottage Garden Click here
Robin and Marilyn's Productive Cottage Garden
A balanced combination of ornamental and productive plantings. Front cottage garden with silver birches, flowering cherries, roses, perennials, groundcovers, pebble garden with succulents, and pots overflowing with colour. Sustainable back garden of thriving organic vegetable beds. Seedling propagation in igloos; compost area; rainwater tanks.
Artists painting in the garden; art exhibition. Seedling, vegetable stall
Notes 83 Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Westhill Click here
Westhill
An historic farmhouse with Glenn Murcutt additions is surrounded by magnificent dogwoods, beeches, ashes, birches, tulip trees, deodars and maples. Black and white garden of tulips and irises in spring; gorgeous autumn colour. Organic vegetables, espaliered fruit trees. Water features, stone sculptures.
Sausage sizzle
Notes 190 Evans Lookout Rd, Blackheath 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Leuralla Click here
Leuralla
Historically significant Sorensen garden retaining the basic design laid down over 100 years ago. Thousands of bulbs in spring; grand mature trees in glorious autumn colour. Oaks, elms, tulip trees, maples and sequoias shelter dogwoods, azaleas and camellias. Spectacular sandstone and slate amphitheatre with stunning views.
Railway memorabilia; 4 metre replica of Matterhorn
Visit their website
Notes 36 Olympian Pde, Leura 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Woowoolahra Click here
Woowoolahra
Beautifully constructed rock walls divide rooms in a mature garden where lovely old trees embrace sweeps of lawn and frame valley views. Paths ramble through cypress woodland which opens to dams abundant with birdlife and water lilies. Espaliered fruit trees enclose a berry garden.
Dog agility demonstrations at 11am each day. Vintage and antique jewellery for sale
Notes 6 London Bridge Rd, Burra 10am-4.30pm $7.00
May 2014 3-4 Merry Garth Click here
Merry Garth
Plant collector's renowned cool-climate garden. Spring: magnolias, cherry blossom, rhododendrons, bulbs and groundcovers. Summer: perennials, hostas, liliums and hydrangeas beneath a woodland canopy. Autumn: cyclamen, crocus and nerines carpet the ground beneath brilliant deciduous trees. Striking rock garden, rainforest walks.
Notes 17 Davies Lane, Mount Wilson 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Fri 9 Cancelled opening
A Garden Soiree at Kia-Ora Downs
Euberta
Sat 10 Cancelled event
In the Garden with Michael Bligh
In the Garden with Michael Bligh
It's not every day you have the chance to enjoy a master class with a renowned landscape architect. Michael Bligh will take you on the designer's journey - from briefing and planning through to onsite challenges and plant choices. The venue for the workshop is the tranquil garden of Kia-Ora Downs, designed by Michael. A framework of established trees, broad lawns, grapevines and shrub borders shelters young camellias, rhododendrons and peonies. A delightful courtyard affords views across the paddocks.
Euberta
Sun 11 To Prune Or Not To Prune
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To Prune Or Not To Prune
Join owner and noted orchadist Robyn Clubb for a workshop at the wonderful Wisbey's Orchard and learn how a commercial orchard manages their pruning and tree care. You'll enjoy both morning tea and a lovely lunch in their cafe before transferring by mini-bus to Jackie French's exciting and inspiring garden for a garden tour and workshop on what happens when you don't prune or plant in rows.
Araluen & Majors Creek Bookings Essential $130.00
10-11 Wilsons on the Wetlands Click here
Wilsons on the Wetlands
A beautifully maintained garden against a background of restored wetland. Many recycled artefacts put to unusual uses including antique bedheads literally making a 'flower bed'! A play of light and shade from mature native and exotic trees in glorious autumn colour. Flowering trees, shrubs and bulbs.
Notes 13 Fagans Cres, Kendall 10am-4.30pm $7.00
17-18 Mullengandra Click here
Mullengandra
Romantic, creatively designed terraced garden where paths wind among generously planted perennial borders and manicured shrubs are framed by significant trees. Dogwoods and conifers; large ponds with irises; dry stone walls. Sculpture used as focal points.
Talks on design by garden designer and owner Barry Jarrott
Notes 35 Woodford St, Leura 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Sat 24 Super Succulents
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Super Succulents
The glorious Wahroonga garden Karoola, with its terraced lawns, sandstone walling, shady trees and hedging, is the delightful setting for a demonstration on making living wreaths using combinations of succulents. Florist Jessica Stevens from Sweet Pea Florist at Bellevue Hill will demonstrate the method of creating the wreath and arranging the succulents. Experienced succulents grower Ruth Donnelly from Coachwood Nursery will give professional advice on successfully growing and maintaining succulents. Succulents will be available for sale on the day.
Notes Wahroonga Bookings Essential $60.00


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