Northern Territory Calendar

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Description & Photos
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Garden Name

Details & Photo

Address

Hours

Fee

July    Saturday 26 and Sunday 27
Anthill Gardens
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Anthill Gardens
The Top End's largest private display garden has 10 acres of linked shaded walkways through thousands of lush tropical plants. Numerous garden rooms, each with a different character, and themed collections feature bamboos, bougainvilleas, succulents, desert roses and fragrant plantings. Visit the extensive edible garden packed with vegies and herbs, a collection of rose bushes and archways laden with vines, including the amazing and beautiful jade vine. Recent additions include a large pond, and a new garden room of beautiful young salmon gums, while an old car garden, and many vintage and interesting relics, will fire the imagination.
445 Cox Peninsula Road, Berry Springs 10am-4.30pm $10.00
August    Saturday 2
incrEDIBLE WEEKEND
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incrEDIBLE WEEKEND - Saturday
Start your incrEdible Weekend with a visit to the inspiring Aweganic Gardens at 32 Cummins Street, Rapid Creek, with more than 180 varieties of edible plants. Then head over the road to The Mulch Pit at the Uniting Church to see their community patch, and enjoy a meal prepared by an Indonesian community group. From 3pm, visit the Lakeside Drive Garden in Alawa to hear talks on permaculture and other productive gardening topics, then stay on for dinner and the solar-powered cinema showing of the brilliant multi-award-winning documentary 'Dirt: The Movie', starting at 7pm. (An insightful film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet.)
Cummins St, Rapid Creek plus 2 gardens in Alawa 9am-4.30pm $7.00 for all gardens
August    Sunday 3
incrEDIBLE WEEKEND
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incrEDIBLE WEEKEND - Sunday
Day 2 of your incrEdible Weekend takes you on a visit to the Jingili Community Garden, the NT's original community garden, which is next to the Jingili Watergardens. Adjacent is the new City of Darwin Community Orchard, featuring a wide range of tropical fruit trees. Also in the Jingili precinct is Jingili Primary School, which has recently joined the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. A range of talks will be presented during the day, including creating a productive garden for balcony and courtyard spaces, vertical gardening, compost production, fruit tree pruning, biochar information and wet season soil management.
Freshwater Drive, Jingili
& 17 Rindberg St, Jingili
10am-4.30pm $7.00 for all gardens
August    Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
Kelly's Hideaway
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Kelly's Hideaway
Established gardens shelter this house on all sides, featuring traditional tropical plantings of palms, heliconias and gingers, all growing under spreading shade trees. The owners are orchid fanciers, so these beautiful plants are dotted everywhere around the garden, along with bromeliads, begonias, succulents and many others. Innovative use of recycled objects, along with bargain buys used in special ways.
4 Helio Court, Woodroffe 10am-4.30pm $7.00
August    Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
Serendipity
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Serendipity
This garden is a relaxing and peaceful haven for its owner, a welcome break from her busy working life. A shaded terrace looks out on to a pool area surrounded by selected palms and shrubs, while orchids and bromeliads add to the cool green ambience. A stand of softly rustling black bamboo leads to the back garden, where beds of cycads, a large and fragrant murraya, and a series of raised vegetable beds back on to farmland behind. Serendipitous indeed!
2 Sanford Street, Leanyer 10am-4.30pm $7.00
August    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24
Survival of the Fittest
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Survival of the Fittest
Rural garden with a fascinating focus on Top End native plants, along with exotic specimens and tropical fruit trees. Many of the natives are unusual and rarely available, and were grown from seed collected by the owner on frequent trips around the Top End. The rare Burmese 'Queen of Flowering Trees' (Amherstia nobilis), with its pendant blooms, could also be in flower during this Open Garden weekend. This garden thrives on tough treatment, minimal water and fertiliser.
60 Barker Road, Howard Springs 10am-4.30pm $7.00
August    Saturday 30 and Sunday 31
Six of the Best
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Six of the Best
Good gardening neighbours in this block of six Territory Housing units have joined to open their individual garden areas. The units each have a different theme - succulents, classic tropical, productive and everything in between. Each townhouse unit has a rear courtyard and front garden area, along with a side access. The units have a strong tropical design, enhanced by the various garden styles. A classic car display is an added attraction.
3 Moorhen Circuit, Bakewell 10am-4.30pm $7.00 for 6 garden areas



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