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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

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
$15.00
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
$15.00
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
$15.00
November     Saturday 1 and Sunday 2
Mindilga Click here
Mindilga
A tiny tropical oasis of stunning trees and exotic undergrowth attractive to butterflies and birds. Hidden amongst the green spaces are giant bromeliads, orchids and beautiful sculptural pieces. The massed yellow blooms of oncidium orchids cascade from the canopy of trees, palms and frangipanis. Secluded spaces for quiet contemplation.
Notes 73 Chalk St, Lutwyche 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Saturday 8 and Sunday 9
Cancelled opening
Rescue, Recycle, Reclaim
Cairns
November     Saturday 15 and Sunday 16
Tanderra House Click here
Tanderra House
An historic 1908 Queenslander is complemented by a beautifully maintained, well balanced and spacious garden where mature flowering trees and shrubs contrast effectively with sweeping lawns. Splendid Magnolia grandiflora, hardy camellias, gardenias, agapanthus, heliconias, bromeliads and palms. Vegetable garden and fruit trees.
Pottery for sale
Notes 11 Flaxton Mill Rd, Flaxton 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Saturday 22 and Sunday 23
Dreamweaver Click here
Dreamweaver
Beautiful creek-side oasis of mature trees and a diverse range of perennials. Garden rooms are defined by murraya and photinia hedges and feature irises, clivias, bromeliads, gardenias and an arbour of petrea. Terraced rainforest garden to creek. Established vegie garden, mature citrus trees and chickens.
Art in the garden
Notes 4 Wararba Cres, Caboolture 9am-4.30pm $10.00
Bunya View Click here
Bunya View
A beautifully designed Australian native garden in full flower includes a mass planting of Kangaroo Paws and a courtyard lined with standard grevilleas. Atrium pond with life-size Spoonbill, pool with waterfall. Winding track lined with natives; rainforest area above a raised serpentine retaining wall. Excellent drainage and rainwater retention measures
Notes 39 Highfields Rd, Highfields 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Grevis-James garden Click here
Grevis-James garden
A romantic country garden designed by Carolyn Robinson. A spring palette of blues, mauves and pinks is set against the greens of trimmed hedges, thriving natives and deciduous trees. Long swag of 'Pinkie' roses; wisteria walkway; attractive gravel garden planted with hardy perennials. Vegetables, berries, stone fruit, chickens.
Photography workshops being run over weekend - pre-booking required. Visit website for details
Notes 321 Townsend Rd, Glen Aplin 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Dunsinane Click here
Dunsinane
A very colourful garden bursting with a diverse range of frost-hardy, cold-climate plants including Viburnum opulus, Cornus sibirica and a medlar. Roses, abutilons, salvias and other perennials in a glorious profusion of colour are complemented by granite rock work. Ornamental grasses edge a delightful pond.
Notes 15 Lock St, Stanthorpe 10am-4.30pm $7.00
November     Saturday 29 and Sunday 30
Cancelled opening
Corniche Gardens
Brookfield
Greenwood Click here
Greenwood
An appealing all-seasons garden with a wide variety of species ranging from cold-hardy to subtropical. Superb mature deciduous specimens include magnolias, crepe myrtles, liquidambars, jacarandas and Japanese maples. Two dedicated gardens of fifty camellias. Cordylines, heliconias, bromeliads, gingers and ferns protected by a canopy of palms.
Notes 50 Greenwood Cres, Samford Valley 10am-4.30pm $10.00


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





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