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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. 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
You can find the Garden Notes for the gardens that have recently opened here > >
Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes

Address

Hours

Fee

August     Saturday 2 and Sunday 3
Tallaringa Click here
Tallaringa
One of Tamborine's most significant gardens features a diverse variety of cooler climate plants. Native rainforest leads to flowering camellias and many varieties of magnolias. Deciduous trees include maples, liquidambars, ash, ginkgo, pistachio, prunus, dogwood, magnolia and persimmon. Lovely water features. Stunning panoramic views.
Notes 268 Long Rd, North Tamborine 10am-4.30pm $7.00
August     Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
Bellis: the garden of Jerry Coleby-Williams EVENT DETAILS > Click here
Bellis
ABC Gardening Australia presenter Jerry Coleby-Williams' own inspiring, award-winning garden. Jerry's great depth of knowledge and a passion for sustainability are the key ingredients to its success, with good soil preparation ensuring bounteous seasonal organic crops. The house is solar-powered, rainwater is harvested for drinking, and all waste water is recycled for food growing. Even the lawn is sustainable - it's mown using a solar-powered lawnmower!
A hedge of one of Australia's rarest wildflowers, the Philip Island Hibiscus, will be in flower.
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Notes 56 Daisy St, Wynnum 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September     Saturday 6 and Sunday 7
Carnhugh Click here
Carnhugh
A charming cottage garden bursting with colour and diversity. Unusual perennials and shrubs thrive beneath mature sasanqua camellias and palms. Sweet peas, orchids and brugmansias scent the air. Flowering peaches and nectarines flank old-fashioned roses, rondeletias and salvias shelter masses of spring bulbs, and glorious hanging baskets abound.
Notes 8 St Ives Circuit, Forest Lake 10am-4.30pm $7.00
September     Saturday 13 and Sunday 14
Tropical Oasis Click here
Tropical Oasis
This beautiful tropical garden boasts thirty palm species and eight fern species complemented by abundant plantings of philodendrons, elkhorns and staghorns, orchids and bromeliads. The slope has been terraced with wide walking paths which wind past colourful foliage set against natural bushland.
Notes 16 Rita Crt, Bellbird Park 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Whitehouse Cactus and Succulent Garden Click here
Whitehouse Cactus and Succulent Garden
The centrepiece of this fascinating garden is the collection of 400 varieties of named cactus and succulents. Other specialties are an African boab, seven varieties of Madagascan palms, a very rare Elephant's Foot caudiciform succulent, 35-year-old ponytail palm and a superb red dombeya shading the aloe garden.
2pm each day: demonstration by retired DPI soil scientist Merv Whitehouse on soil preparation for cactus
Notes 18 Rita Crt, Bellbird Park 10am-4.30pm $7.00
September     Saturday 27 and Sunday 28
Cathy's Garden Click here
Cathy's Garden
A lush tropical oasis showing what is achievable in a small shady garden. Mature palms shelter a wide range of shade-loving plants filling the front garden: ferns, camellias, anthuriums, calatheas and bat plants (black and white). At the back, a leopard tree protects ferns, dichorisandras, spathiphyllums and vanilla orchid.
Notes 36a Richmond St, Corinda 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Serenity Click here
Serenity
A stunning garden where limited space has been used skilfully. The front is a tropical retreat of cordylines, crotons, spathiphyllums, coleus, orchids and epiphytic ferns. Lush plantings of bromeliads, liriope and gingers lead to an entertaining area featuring lovely hanging baskets. Productive and ornamental plants encircle a small pond.
Notes 8 Collingrove Place, Forest Lake 10am-4.30pm $7.00


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