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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
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Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes




September     Saturday 6 and Sunday 7
Carnhugh Click here
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
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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
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
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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

The Open Garden program of openings for mid-October 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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