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Description & Photos
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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.
Garden Notes For Gardens That Have Already Opened
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Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes

Address

Hours

Fee

August    Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
Aquila
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Aquila
A family garden that is both productive and a peaceful retreat. Decades of regeneration links the garden to the bush and Lake Hume. Raised, wicking and market garden style vegetable beds. Citrus, stone and pome fruits. Fruit fly netting, integrated pest management; careful water management and biodiversity focus.
Notes 182 Mitchell Rd, Table Top 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Moonya
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Moonya
An inspiring terraced garden with a diverse collection of plants and wonderful views to Lake Hume and Table Top Mountain. Established European trees shelter formal and informal rooms featuring hedges, water features and bursts of colour across the seasons. Stunning crab apple orchard; rare white box gums.
Notes 33 Riversdale Rd, Table Top 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Garden of the Gods
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Garden of the Gods
A unique garden based on the owner's landscape design career in the Pacific and south-east Asia. An eclectic blend of local and imported elements include Asian sculptures, massive basalt pillars, a rock waterfall and tropical ornamentals. Vegetable garden, citrus trees. Spectacular views to the ocean and Border Ranges.
Views of the ocean from the deck (bring binoculars to try to spy migrating humpback whales)
Notes Round Mountain Rd, Cabarita Beach noon-4pm $8.00
August    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24
Cancelled opening
Tetlow garden
O'Connor
August    Saturday 30 and Sunday 31
Natives on the South Coast, with Angus Stewart
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Natives on the South Coast, with Angus Stewart
Spend a very special day with renowned Australian natives expert Angus Stewart. The first half of the day will be held at the beautiful Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens just south of Batemans Bay, where Angus will discuss how to choose, care for and propagate native plants for your garden. After lunch, a bus will take you to Horse Island, an exceptional private garden near Bodalla, where Angus and the owners will discuss designing both purely native gardens and those that are a mix of natives and exotics. Following afternoon tea, you will be returned to the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens. There will be signed copies of Angus's books available for purchase
Batemans Bay and Bodalla Bookings Essential $125.00
September    Saturday 6 and Sunday 7
Cooinda Click here
Cooinda
A specialist clivia garden with a brilliant display in full bloom, including many varieties developed by hand-pollination and division. A canopy of Flame Trees, Queensland Tree Waratah, Native Frangipani and Christmas Bushes provides shaded areas ideal for the clivias. Many different flower shapes and colours, including yellows, pinks and oranges.
Notes 163 Lindendale Rd, Wollongbar 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Parkers Place Click here
Parkers Place
Attached to a nursery, the garden features a wide range of plants that thrive in the mild Northern Rivers climate. Conifers, magnolias, flowering cherries, Prunus campanulata, crepe myrtles and clivias. Renaissance herbs, beds of cannas and a circular maze of holly.
Notes 197 Lindendale Rd, Wollongbar 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September    Friday 12
Savannah Click here
Savannah
A lake and colourfully planted watercourse feature at the front of a park-like garden of wide lawns and specimen trees beneath tall eucalypts. Formal areas and massed plantings of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, perennials, natives and beds of roses. Water gardens with brightly painted bridges. Vegetables.
Notes 51 Mid Dural Rd, Middle Dural 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September    Saturday 13 and Sunday 14
Grand Gardens of the Hunter Valley
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Grand Gardens of the Hunter Valley
Indulge yourself! Join us on a special weekend break visiting the most significant grand gardens of the Lower Hunter Valley. Ros Andrews, Chair of Open Gardens Australia's Sydney Region, will take you on an unforgettable visit to three private gardens which are rarely open to the public. Meet the creators who have spent years building their gardens with love, enthusiasm and skill. Also enjoy wine tastings and canapes in the Pokolbin wine district, a gourmet lunch at the Old Bakery in Morpeth, and lunch at a special Hunter Valley nursery where you can partake of a little plant-based retail therapy. Overnight accommodation will be at the Hunter Valley Resort.
Hunter Valley Bookings Essential $690.00
Lanes End Click here
Lanes End
A peaceful native rainforest garden set on a steep terraced block overlooking Woronora River. Layered plantings of lush ferns, palms, Davidson's Plums, cordylines, Jagera pseudorhus and sandpaper figs. Massed Dicksonia antarctica and Cyathea australis. Unifying repeated plantings; collection of clivias.
Gardening advice from APSNSW members
Notes 44 Buchanan Ave, Bonnet Bay 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Hogue garden Click here
Hogue garden
Tall shrubs screening the fenceline give privacy to a garden densely planted with sun-loving Australian plants. The centre of the garden is alive with a variety of species including paper daisies, Wahlenbergias (native bluebells) and grevilleas in a lovely spring display. Courtyard area
Art exhibition. Gardening advice from members of APS.
Notes 75a Wattle Rd, Jannali 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Birchgrove Click here
Birchgrove
Spring is heralded with lovely cottage perennials in blues, pinks and whites under a gorgeous canopy of weeping cherries and collectable prunus. Old roses, rare magnolias and camellias are complemented by topiaries and the blue, burgundy and lime green foliage of specimen trees.
Notes 16 Fishburn Rd, Galston 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Savannah Click here
Savannah
A lake and colourfully planted watercourse feature at the front of a park-like garden of wide lawns and specimen trees beneath tall eucalypts. Formal areas and massed plantings of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, perennials, natives and beds of roses. Water gardens with brightly painted bridges. Vegetables.
Notes 51 Mid Dural Rd, Middle Dural 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Yeumville Click here
Yeumville
A tranquil garden that contrasts formal lawn areas with massed informal plantings. A framework of mature cypresses, deciduous trees and eucalypts provide height and shade for wide beds of perennials, violets, hellebores, ajuga, bulbs and flowering shrubs. A lovely natural creek features a chain of ponds, stonework and relaxing walkways.
Notes 680 Nanima Rd, Springrange (near Hall) 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September    Sunday 14
Bundanon Homestead Click here
Bundanon Homestead
The restored cottage garden of Arthur and Yvonne Boyd surrounds an 1860s homestead embraced by sweeping lawns and spreading mature trees. A profusion of ferns, irises, azaleas, acanthus, hydrangeas, herbs and bulbs is harmoniously interspersed with sculptures by members of the Boyd family. A courtyard features a venerable wisteria.
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Notes 533 Bundanon Rd, Illaroo 10am-4pm $10.00
September    Saturday 20 and Sunday 21
Guestlands Click here
Guestlands
Deep garden beds combine perennials, old-fashioned shrubs and newer cultivars in an extensive garden incorporating several different areas. Mature trees, secluded nooks, magnificent rose arbour, Japanese-influenced ponds and cascade. Large lake, outdoor chessboard, formal juniper and box topiary, spring bulbs, standard mauve wisteria, archways and bridges. Parterre-style vegetable bed.
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Notes 10 Blacks Rd, Arcadia 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Elegans Click here
Elegans
Four lakes anchor the design of an informal park-like garden developed over 35 years by Bill Fleming. A rainforest area with unusual native species including rainforest trees and a large tree waratah. An outstanding collection of 300 camellias is complemented by 50 Japanese maples, begonias and cordylines.
Notes 16 Fishburn Rd, Galston 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Big Valley Braford Stud Click here
Big Valley Braford Stud
Four lakes anchor the design of an informal park-like garden developed over 35 years by Bill Fleming. A rainforest area with unusual native species including rainforest trees and a large tree waratah. An outstanding collection of 300 camellias is complemented by 50 Japanese maples, begonias and cordylines.
Notes 125 Theresa Creek Rd, Theresa Creek 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Theresa Cottage Click here
Theresa Cottage
The cottage garden around a century-old farmhouse is located at the foot of a spectacular rock escarpment. Old fig trees and bird's nest ferns cling to rocky outcrops, and embankments are planted with colourful shrubs and perennials. Extensive plantings of native trees. Orchard, vegetable garden and chooks.
Notes 157 Theresa Creek Rd, Theresa Creek 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September    Saturday 27 and Sunday 28
Trevlyn Click here
Trevlyn
Paul Sorenson's distinctive book-leaf stonework retains beds filled with beautiful azaleas, rhododendrons and weeping maples. A carpet of grape hyacinths and bluebells creates a magical quality under the canopy of the brilliant new leaves of the many trees, some over a century old. Meandering paths lead to delightful vistas.
Notes 11 Parkes St, Wentworth Falls 10am-4.30pm
joint fee with Vinca Glade
$12.00
Vinca Glade Click here
Vinca Glade
Vincas form a carpet throughout the garden, inhibiting weeds and delighting the eye in spring when they flower. Gravel paths wind among circular beds and encompass a circulating stream which runs under three bridges and into an attractive rock pool. Tall slender-trunked conifers shelter azaleas, rhododendrons and tree ferns.
Notes 11 Day St, Wentworth Falls 10am-4.30pm
joint fee with Trevlyn
$12.00
Kawana Gardens Nursery Click here
Kawana Gardens Nursery
Plantsman's garden displaying skilful combinations of colour and texture. A peaceful blend of maples, magnolias and native trees provide a sheltering canopy for a wide range of Australian and exotic species. Well-integrated focal points and restful spaces. Cottage-style borders of herbs, bulbs and herbaceous perennials.
Notes 1483 Peats Ridge Rd, Peats Ridge 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September     Sunday 28
Somersby Gardens Click here
Somersby Gardens
Local native flowering species predominate in an expansive garden featuring sandstone boulders, steps and walls. Kangaroo paws and gymea lilies contrast with banksias, grevilleas, waratahs and flowering gums around broad manicured lawns. A stone wall forms an amphitheatre sheltered by a wisteria-covered pergola.
High Teas available
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Notes 380 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby 10am-4.30pm $8.00


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