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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




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
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
October     Saturday 4 and Sunday 5
Giardino Lucciola Click here
Giardino Lucciola
A sweep of hillside has been transformed into an impressive young garden. Semi-mature deciduous trees enhance a large English Cottage garden bursting with spring colour. Delightful woodland walk of vibrant annuals, ranunculas, crocus, daffodils and tulips. In autumn the hillside is ablaze with the reds, golds and oranges of the trees.
Notes 2372 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Bali Hai Click here
Bali Hai
This terraced garden on the banks of the Maroochy River has a distinct rainforest feel. Balinese statues, spirit houses and shingled Bali pavilions nestle among established trees, lush foliage and ponds. Beautiful hedge of 'Little Gem' magnolias; stands of ghost and black bamboo; exotic fruit trees.
Notes 32 Stoney Wharf Rd, Bli Bli 10am-4.30pm $10.00
October     Saturday 11 and Sunday 12
Dream Retreat Click here
Dream Retreat
Superb cloud-pruned camellias lead into a very impressive and artistic garden. Beautiful serene rooms reflecting many influences flow seamlessly through the garden. Sculptures, rocks and meticulously clipped plants display a deep sense of order and minute attention to detail. Many excellent design ideas to inspire visitors.
Garden sculptures for sale
Notes 12 Platt Place, Tamborine Mountain 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Arawee Click here
Stunning garden beautifully laid out with sweeping curved beds brimming with interesting and colourful perennials and shrubs including camellias and fuchsias. An impressive border display of mature brugmansias is a highlight of this colour-filled haven. Dense boundary plantings give privacy and shelter.
Display of old tools and a rare Model T Ford
Notes 27 Caryota Crt, North Tamborine 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Hall-Roland garden Click here
Hall-Roland garden
A delightful relaxed garden that takes advantage of spectacular views of the Gold Coast. Native species have been cleverly incorporated into older cottage plantings, including a lovely mature weeping cherry. Colourful alstroemerias and tropical rhododendrons. Garden adjoins a pleasant walk leading into a rainforest reserve.
Notes 32 Caryota Crt, North Tamborine 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Lucas garden Click here
Lucas garden
This beautiful well-groomed garden reflects the owner's passion for roses. The rose gardens are complemented by majestic trees sheltering smaller ornamental trees, shrubs and hardy perennials. A picturesque riverbank features magnificent river gums, borders of flowering trees and lush green sweeps of lawn. Unusual spiky-trunked Silk Floss Tree Chorisia speciosa.
Notes 59 Rivergums Dve, Goondiwindi 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cleveland Click here
A superb garden of sweeping lawns, stunning trees and wonderful deep curving borders. The new spring green of an amazing array of deciduous trees and shrubs is a perfect foil for a glorious mass of perennials and roses in all colours, shapes and sizes. Backed by a long rose pergola, a beautiful pond garden features irises, arum lilies and kniphofias under delicate Golden Willows.
Notes 5981 North Star Rd, North Star, NSW 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Bublo Garden Click here
Bublo Garden
An elegant garden of French Provincial influence is laid out in artistically designed semi-formal rooms. Clipped hedges, parterre, topiary, standard roses and stunning foliage plants are paramount. Boldly coloured garden art, furniture, pots and sculpture are a foil to green sweeping lawns and mature trees. Herbs, vegetables, orchard, poultry.
Heritage display; garden giftware
Notes 42 Brosnans Rd, Inglewood 9.30am-5pm $8.00
Oxenford Family Garden Click here
Oxenford Family Garden
A relaxed country garden with a diverse range of plants in pastel shades. Free-form beds filled with flourishing lavenders and massed plantings of stunning 'Iceberg' roses are complemented by colourful displays of salvias, geraniums and daylilies. Strategically placed frost-tolerant plantings. Jacarandas, potted camellias, citrus, vegetables, hens.
Lavender distillation demonstrations at 11am. Lavender shop
Visit their website
Notes 61 Brosnans Rd, Inglewood 9.30am-5pm $8.00
Reillys Recluse Click here
Reillys Recluse
Stunning succulents and cacti are just one of the features of this fascinating garden which includes interesting collections of hippeastrums, ornamental grasses, magnolias and jacarandas. Ornamental grapevines grace a beautiful timber arbour, creating a cool summer canopy. Vegetable garden and orchard.
Succulents and cacti, local produce and giftware for sale
Notes 56 Greenup Limevale Rd, Inglewood 9.30am-5pm $8.00
October     Saturday 18 and Sunday 19
Moorlands Click here
Commanding breathtaking views, this park-like country garden boasts towering trees and glorious spring colour. Bottletrees, palms and a massive fig offer welcome shade. Vibrant bougainvilleas compete with gorgeous old-fashioned roses, perennials and jacarandas in a burst of colour. Mature ficus clothes the historic house.
Bus tours of the farm's dairy operations on the hour every hour (additional cost). Historical display
Notes 2733 Oakey Cooyar Rd, Rosalie Plains (near Oakey) 9am-5pm $8.00
Bali on Banksia Click here
Bali on Banksia
Fabulous garden brimming with inspirational plantings and ideas. While creating a truly Balinese feel it also manages to incorporate productive plants both within the garden and in containers. Wonderful collection of palms including Foxtails, Golden Canes and Alexandras interspersed with fruit trees. Variegated gingers, crotons, colossus, bromeliads and perfumed orchids also feature
Notes 48 Endeavour Dve, Banksia Beach 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Evans garden Click here
Evans garden
Behind a bank of roses, azaleas and other exotic shrubs is a secluded garden of manicured lawns and rooms of temperate-climate species shaded by avocados and maples. Raised beds feature conifers, maples and crabapples. 'Crépuscule' rose arbour and David Austin roses. Weeping mulberry, vegetables, gazebo.
Notes 2 Mabel St, Harlaxton 9am-5pm $7.00
Fearon garden Click here
Fearon garden
A relaxing garden where plants chosen for foliage colour, texture and shape have been blended into a visual delight. Temperate-climate species include conifers, maples, azaleas and camellias with underplantings of hellebores and clivias. Roses on archways; flowering cherries and crabapples; stunning espaliered sasanqua camellias.
Notes 1 Mabel St, Harlaxton 9am-5pm $7.00
October     Saturday 25 and Sunday 26
De Bats garden Click here
De Bats garden
Serene and relaxing Japanese-style plantings create an impressive entry to a garden featuring immaculately maintained lawns, densely planted curving borders, orchids sheltering beneath palms, and a small rainforest. Colourful mosaics created in the garden studio. Grey water system.
Speaker from Orchid Society. Mosaic demonstrations
Notes 174 Alexandra Pde, Wamuran 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Coopers Cottage Click here
Coopers Cottage
A beautiful established garden where plantsmanship is evident in the skilful combinations of flower and foliage. Soft-coloured camellias, hydrangeas, magnolias and a lovely white wisteria. Beneath a canopy of mature trees is a colourful display of unusual and interesting dahlias, clivias, perennials and bulbs.
Clivias for sale
Notes 74 Main Western Rd, Mount Tamborine 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Grail Haven Click here
Grail Haven
A wonderful garden with an eclectic mix of stunning plants and beautiful trees, many of them planted in the 1920s by the poet Judith Wright. Over 100 red roses planted in the Celtic Cross design. Sacred Geometry Garden; many orchids; arches of roses and wisteria.
11am talk on 'Healing with Plants'
Notes 303 Long Rd, Mount Tamborine 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Joan's Garden Click here
Joan's Garden
An astonishing achievement in under three years, this delightful garden is evidence of sound knowledge and an excellent use of plants. The abundance of flowers and foliage includes both ornamental and edible plants. Stunning flowering creepers on fences; lovely water feature. Large tubs of lemon trees; raised vegetable bed.
Notes 1/28 Bluefin Crt, Noosaville 10am-4.30pm
Joint fee with Terry's & Mary's
Mary's Garden Click here
Mary's Garden
A very young garden well-designed to make the most of its small spaces. The front courtyard features a small pool, a weeping camellia in a large urn, and heliconias shaded by a gazebo. The gravelled back garden is loosely Japanese-influenced and a tall lilly-pilly hedge gives privacy.
Garden not suitable for children (unfenced swimming pool)
Notes 1/26 Bluefin Crt, Noosaville 10am-4.30pm
Joint fee with Terry's & Joan's
Terry's Garden Click here
Terry's Garden
Lush green grass contributes to the relaxed tropical holiday feel of this small oasis. A central pool with decks, a cabana, Balinese-style garden ornaments and a water feature is surrounded by colourful strelitzias and fragrant gardenias beneath a canopy of palms.
Garden not suitable for children (unfenced swimming pool)
Notes 2/26 Bluefin Crt, Noosaville 10am-4.30pm
Joint fee with Mary's & Joan's

The Open Garden program of openings for November through until end of June 2015 will be released over the coming weeks. The enitre program through until June 2015 can be found in our Guidebook.

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