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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.
Bushfire Information
With summer upon us and the bushfire season underway we strongly recommend that you check your local fire service website prior to travelling to gardens in fire prone areas. Cancellations due to bushfires will be listed here as soon as possible.
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March     Saturday 28 and Sunday 29
Plant Fair at Pocket Farm
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Plant Fair at Pocket Farm
This is a 'must see' event for everyone who enjoys gardening. Our Queensland Plant Fair will have over 20 wonderful stalls selling everything from plants, pots, soils and fertilizers to garden furniture and garden art. And all set in the beautiful garden of Pocket Farm, a colourful country garden filled with perennials, annuals, flowering native trees, salvias, daisies, agapanthus and jacarandas
Free speakers program
Notes 311 Priors Pocket Rd, Moggill 10am-3.30pm $10.00
April     Saturday 4 and Sunday 5
Bominda Click here
An avenue of tipuanas leads into a developing hillside garden with beautiful views. An intriguing range of exotic and native fruit trees, many rarely seen in Australia, includes soursop, Panama Berry and Jaboticaba. Tropical plantings of cassias, heliconias and gingers. Sculptures, vegetables and a grand chook house for heritage chooks and bantams.
Fruit trees, garden sculpture and pottery for sale. Demonstrations of garden irrigation systems. BBQ lunches
Notes 17 Schimke Rd, Rosevale 10am-4.30pm $10.00
April     Saturday 11 and Sunday 12
Pattison Rare Plant Garden Click here
Pattison Rare Plant Garden
One of Australia's largest collections of native ferns and variegated plants, artistically displayed not only in the ground but on trees and rocks. Vivid foliage plants, staghorns, elkhorns, calatheas, brugmansias, bromeliads and orchids. A plant-lover's heaven sheltering beneath huge rainforest trees
Notes 447 Miles Platting Rd, Rochedale 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Joncia Gardens Click here
Joncia Gardens
Dazzling, award-winning garden developed on a gentle slope and influenced by many cultures. A superb must-see vegetable patch, small furnished cottage, summerhouse, rainforest, Japanese garden and oriental bridge. Native area with 'Little Bush Chapel'. Gorgeous roses, lily ponds, tropical plantings.

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Notes 39-63 Derby Rd, Logan Reserve 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Riverwalk Gardens Click here
Riverwalk Gardens
A bright tropical entrance leads into a variety of landscapes. Five terraces descend along a cool rainforest path past a large dam with water lilies and grasses and on to a saltwater creek. Cacti and succulents thrive in a dry garden area, and a fernery features large specimens.
Garden tours at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Display of vintage engines
Notes 58 Enkleman Rd, Yatala 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Royal Palms Click here
Royal Palms
An impressive avenue of Cuban Royal palms leads into a stunning garden showcasing subtropical foliage plants. Beneath a remnant rainforest canopy, lawn terraces hold wide borders of plants giving year-round colour and interest. Mature trees and palms protect bromeliads, bamboos, heliconias, agaves and grasses. Dramatic escarpment views.
Studio and kiln open for viewing; pottery for sale; advice on the basics of pottery.
Notes 192 Mons Rd, Buderim 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Moore's Putt-Putt Golf Garden Click here
Moore's Putt-Putt Golf Garden
The back of the garden has been transformed into a mini golf course - but with a difference! The area has been divided into countries, with each hole featuring plantings from the country belonging to it: Egyptian, Dutch, African, French and Australian. Sandstone-retained beds of roses, shrubs and perennials.
Notes 19 Daniel St, Pittsworth 9am-dusk $7.00
Barn Hill
Helidon Spa
April     Monday 13
Pattison Rare Plant Garden Click here
Pattison Rare Plant Garden
One of Australia's largest collections of native ferns and variegated plants, artistically displayed not only in the ground but on trees and rocks. Vivid foliage plants, staghorns, elkhorns, calatheas, brugmansias, bromeliads and orchids. A plant-lover's heaven sheltering beneath huge rainforest trees
Notes 447 Miles Platting Rd, Rochedale 10am-4.30pm $8.00
April     Saturday 18 and Sunday 19
Cancelled opening
Gardonia Garden
Albany Creek
Cancelled opening
Kerryville Gardens
April     Wednesday 22
The Orchid Man
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The Orchid Man
Do you have a fear of caring for your very precious orchids? Would you love to know more about how to grow and maintain them? Ken Unsworth is a renowned orchid grower, judge and long-time member of the Queensland Native Orchid Society, and he'll show you how to care for, repot and propagate them. As he says, 'It's easy!' Enjoy morning tea with Ken in his garden, followed by a tour of his orchid greenhouses where everything is in full bloom
Notes Belmont Bookings Essential $48.00
April     Saturday 25 and Sunday 26
Montville Macadamery Click here
Montville Macadamery
Surrounding the 1926 former home of noted Queensland novelist Eleanor Dark is a stunning and generous garden of mature semi-tropical plantings, shady poincianas, frangipanis and palms. Deep purple bougainvillea topiary is a dramatic set-piece. Rainforest garden with meandering boardwalk; new dam area.
Notes 41 Mill Hill Rd, Montville 10am-4.30pm $8.00
The Shambles Click here
The Shambles
Steeped in history and sitting beautifully in the rural landscape, this glorious rambling family garden is textured, aromatic, colourful and full of surprises. Paths weave past mature ornamental shrubs, flowering camellias, pieris, michelias and viburnums. Hardy salvias, herbs, heritage roses and cottage favourites.

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Notes 85 Western Ave, Montville 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Williamson garden Click here
Williamson garden
This well-designed park-like garden features a huge selection of vigorous hardy plants, many of them propagated on site. Beautifully maintained lawns, garden beds, hedges, formal rose garden and orchards. Avocado trees shelter lush subtropical plantings; flourishing vegetable garden; spectacular views of green valleys and the coast.
Notes 321 Western Ave, Montville 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May     Saturday 2 and Sunday 3
Hamilton's Tropical Garden Click here
Hamilton's Tropical Garden
Birdlife abounds in a mature garden inspired by Queensland's tropical islands. Stone pathways wind among thriving species of bromeliads, cordylines and many rare and unusual plants. Vanda and other orchids. Sun-drenched lawns are enclosed by a cottage garden of hardy salvias and other perennials.
Demonstrations at 11.30am each day on propagating perennials and bromeliads. Garden walks at 12.30pm each day. Children's competition
Notes 280 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd, Bahrs Scrub (near Beenleigh) 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Parkwood Click here
Nestled into the bush, paths wind down the slope past abundant salvias, roses, hydrangeas, gordonias, azaleas, rhododendrons and early camellias. The interesting foliage and form of many conifers contrast with deciduous specimens including Japanese maples, cherries, flowering apricots, ornamental pears, ginkgo and crabapples. Native plantings, tiered hedging, stunning standard cherry.
Notes 46a Mackenzie St, Toowoomba 9am-5.30pm $7.00
Cancelled opening
Eva Erhardt's Garden Click here
Eva Erhardt's Garden
An inspiring and well-ordered garden using permaculture principles to produce abundant food plants intermingled with colourful tropical plants. Fifteen types of fruit trees, a small intensive vegetable garden, perennial food plants and chickens. Attractive entertainment area incorporating an impressive shaded annex for eye-catching foliage plants. Abundant birdlife.
Notes 1610 Riverway Dve, Kelso 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Norelle's Garden Click here
Norelle's Garden
An impressive displays of cacti, succulents and tropical foliage provide a fascinating exhibit of vivid colours and structural shapes in this suburban block. Creative plant combinations and use of ornaments will inspire. Fabulous Euphorbiacea collection in flower. Aglaonema, flowering vines and vertical displays under cover to utilise limited space
Notes 5 Bartels Close, Kirwan 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May     Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
Bellis: the garden of Jerry Coleby-Williams EVENT DETAILS > Click here
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.
Visit the website
Notes 56 Daisy St, Wynnum 10am-4.30pm $10.00
May     Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
Lindmar Click here
A beautiful and immaculately presented garden where inviting paths meander past collections of bromeliads, coleus, durantas and gingers beneath graceful mature palms and eucalypts. The relaxed welcoming ambience incorporates lush green lawns, shady seating areas and raised beds of subtropical and tropical plants. Quirky garden furniture.
Notes 130 Blewers Rd, Morayfield 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cacophony Lodge Click here
Cacophony Lodge
The lush plantings in this impressive garden are a testament to dedicated soil improvement from composting, mulching, organic fertilizer and foliar feeding. Massed bromeliads and spathiphyllums thrive beneath tall palms. Agaves, heliconias, gingers, strelitzias, euphorbias. Tipuanas, silky oaks and African tulip trees. Many camellias and azaleas.
Notes 41 Hatfield Rd, Eumundi 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cancelled opening
Clifford garden
Cowley garden Click here
Cowley garden
Viewed through an inviting entrance is an appealing garden sheltered by several magnificent eucalypts. Reliable favourites such as jacarandas, murrayas, topiaried cumquats and mop-top olives are used to great effect. Wonderful tree house; beach volleyball court surrounded by palm trees. Orchard, macadamias, small herb garden.
Notes Boronia Ave, St George 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Duania Click here
A driveway entrance lined with agapanthus leads into a garden whose highlights include an avenue of London planes, a lilly-pilly maze, formal rose garden, lagoon and lush sweeping park-like lawns overlooking the river. Screen plantings of lovely Bradford pears. Vegetable garden; orchard of apples, pears, oranges, lemons, peaches, apricots, plums, mulberry and a pineapple guava.
Notes 12563 Carnarvon Hwy, St George 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Kanandah Click here
Two large camphor laurels and sweeping lawns lead to curved beds with albizias, jacarandas and roses. The back garden features roses, a large flame tree, three Bradford Pears, a gazebo and a wall of white oldeaners along the back fence. Hibiscus, salvias, chrysanthemums, canna lilies, durantas, plumbago, bougainvillea.
Notes 9405 Carnarvon Hwy, St George 10am-4.30pm $7.00
May     Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24
Cancelled opening
Dallas Kampe's Tropical Garden
Mount Cotton
May     Saturday 23 and Sunday 24
Mat & Mel's garden
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Mat & Mel's garden
This is a family-friendly garden with delightful design solutions. It harmoniously combines children's play areas with edible gardens and an extensive bromeliad collection. Productive elements include fruit trees, tall banana plants, heritage-bred chickens and aquaponics. Pond with aquatic plants; bird aviary.
Notes 56 Summerland Dve, Deeragun 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May     Saturday 30 and Sunday 31
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. Delightful woodland walk of vibrant annuals. 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
Belle Rive Click here
Belle Rive
An award-winning garden created by expert plantsmen showcases an extraordinary range of foliage plants. Many rare and unusual species ensure colourful year-round display; thousands of bromeliads in breathtaking rainbow shades. A conservatory houses orchids, ferns and other shade-lovers. Plantings overflow into adjoining property.
Notes 7 Orme Rd, Buderim 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Vico garden Click here
Vico garden
The strong design of this remarkable tropical park-like garden makes best use of established melaleucas and a plantation of fruit trees. The front garden is low maintenance but eye-catching, using both hard and soft landscaping elements. Trees provide a shady canopy at the back. Small vegetable garden.
Notes 29 Davidson St, Ingham 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cancelled Opening
June     Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and Monday 8
Changed date: see 16-17 May
June     Saturday 20 and Sunday 21
Changed date: see 30-31 May
Belle Rive
June     Saturday 27 and Sunday 28
Cancelled opening
Bennett garden

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