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Garden Notes
The Garden Notes are written by the garden owners and often tell the story of their garden - the triumphs as well as the challenges.

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.

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Garden Notes For Gardens That Have Already Opened
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Description & Photo Garden Notes




April 2014 Fri 18 Bramble Patch Private Garden Click here
Bramble Patch Private Garden
A generous country garden full of colour, structure, hedging, perennials and roses built around an attractive lake fringed with water-loving plants. Massed salvias are a blaze of colour complemented by cannas, roses, camellias and a large collection of well-established shrubs and trees. There is a small waterfall, bridges, trellises and decorative seating.
Music in the garden
Photograph courtesy of Kim Woods Rabbidge - Our Australian Gardens
Notes 381 Townsend Rd, Glen Alpin
(near Stanthorpe)
10am-dusk $10.00
19-20 Cancelled opening
The Corner
The Corner
An appealing country garden where careful plant selection and good soil preparation have ensured a healthy and diverse range of plants. The vegetable garden, shrubberies and orchid house are surrounded by layers of shelter and shade trees. Rustic garden ornaments and edgings.
19-20 & Mon 21 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 9am-4.30pm $7.00
26-27 Cancelled opening
Spring Cottage
Kerryville garden Click here
Kerryville garden
Bridges cross ponds fringed with willows and dietes in a garden alive with colourful jacarandas, poincianas and weeping melaleucas. Archways and arbours festooned in wisteria, stephanotis, lady slipper vine and mandevilla. 'Duchesse de Brabant' and other old-fashioned roses. Hibiscus garden; palms and tropical foliage.
Notes 744 Beachmere Rd, Beachmere 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Sommer garden Click here
Sommer garden
Grand garden where lawns sweep down to a stunning central lake, and distinctive plantings provide seasonal colour, contrast and texture. Helidon sandstone seat and pond surrounded by shade-loving clivias and hydrangeas in a serene meditative area. Walled secret children's playground and garden.
Art exhibition
Notes 61 Vyner St, Pinjarra Hills 10am-4.30pm $7.00
May 2014 3-4 Pattison Rare Plant Garden Click here
Pattison Rare Plant Garden
One of Australia's largest collections of native ferns and variegated plants, artfully displayed not only in the ground but also 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 $7.00
3-4 & Mon 5 Cancelled Opening
The Olive Branch
The Olive Branch
The owners introduced the first bromeliads to Australia and their garden is an exciting mix of bromeliads, natives and many rare exotics. A wholesale nursery is separated from the garden by a small gully heavily planted with bromeliads, heliconias and gingers, all shaded by mature trees.
Guided tours of the garden. Raffle for Careflight
Upper Kedron
10-11 Kerkin garden Click here
Kerkin garden
Beautiful hillside garden with impressive plant collections. Majestic shade trees include a century-old blue jacaranda, a younger white-flowered form and a North Queensland waratah. Romantic rose garden and festooned arbours. Walks through native garden and sheltered rainforest. Colourful bromeliads and salvias; vegetable garden.
Guided tours at 10.30am and 3pm
Notes 678 Upper Ormeau Rd, Kingsholme 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Bell Biblical Garden Click here
Bell Biblical Garden
Around the vivid yellow Bell Catholic church is an inspiring colourful Biblical garden depicting the Stations of the Cross. Plants with biblical references are joined by hardy succulents, geraniums and native species. Sculptures made from corrugated iron, rusty metal and barbed wire are used effectively.
Murals in the church
Notes 25 Cassidy St, Bell 10am-4.30pm $7.00
17-18 Cancelled Opening
Springfield Lakes
Cancelled Opening
Cacophony Lodge
Netta's garden Click here
Netta's garden
Impressive young organic garden with beautifully maintained plants requiring minimal water. Foliage and colour interest from standard grevilleas, espaliered fruit trees, formal hedged areas, roses, irises, clematis and magnolias. Edible plants throughout the garden, including a fabulous Dragon Fruit vine. Organic productive garden.
Notes 122 Hogg St, Toowoomba 9am-4.30pm $7.00
Prior garden Click here
Prior garden
This small suburban garden is a stunning and colourful tropical treasure featuring a large Ficus benjamina in the front shading impressive foliage plants including bromeliads. Gravel pathway leads you through diverse tall plantings to the cleverly designed back garden featuring fabulous potted philodendron totems. Shady lychee tree protects bromeliads and herb baskets.
Notes 8 Noongah St, Currajong (Townsville) 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Fri 23 & 24-25 Dallas Kampe's Tropical Garden Click here
Dallas Kampe's Tropical Garden
Tropical garden embracing plantation-style Queenslander and Balinese temple. A boardwalk winds beneath rare and exotic palms sheltering lush colourful cordylines, crotons and bromeliads. Hand-crafted urns, fabulous red mosque-like folly, ponds, topiary garden. New walk-through grotto and waterfall, and Indian-inspired chhatris pavilion.
Toilet for the disabled
Notes 15 Sunrise St, Mount Cotton 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Sat 31 A Walk on the Wild Side
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A Walk on the Wild Side
Join us for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy an intimate private tour of the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens with Ross McKinnon, Curator-in-Charge of the gardens. The tour will start with a delightful morning tea on the deck of the Botanical Cafe. Ross will then lead a walk through the Gardens, covering many areas of significance to Queensland and giving a unique insight to this most magnificent landscape in the heart of Brisbane.
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong Bookings Essential $45.00
May - June 2014 31-1 Vico garden Click here
Vico garden
Remarkable tropical park-like garden whose strong design makes best use of established melaleucas and a plantation of fruit trees. Front garden is low maintenance yet 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 $7.00
Mother Nature's Laughter Click here
Mother Nature's Laughter
Subtropical, eclectic cottage-style garden reflecting the journey of life. From the 'Halfway Gate', sandstone steps descend past the 'Bridge of Tranquility' under an established rainforest canopy, and paths lead toward the 'House of Reflection'. Roses and climbers on archways. Salvias, orchids and bromeliads under arching jacaranda.
Notes 39 Fiona St, Bellbird Park 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Tabu Click here
Set on a hillside in the rainforest is a beautifully planted garden of tropical foliage and perfume. Mature ylang ylangs, lychees and Bowen mangoes dominate the upper canopy shading vibrant foliage and exotic flowering species. Objets d'art are set among rare plants from around the world.
Talks by designer owner Mark Vowles
Notes 24 Maree St, Freshwater, Cairns 10am-4.30pm $7.00
June 2014 7-8 Ashby Click here
A sweeping corner frontage inspired the design of this unusual cottage garden. Established trees including red cedar, maple and willow myrtle combine with temperate shrubs such as camellias and magnolias. Cheerful bulbs add further colour. Conifers provide structure, form and texture
Notes 55 Freemont Dve, North Tamborine 10am-4.30pm $7.00
14-15 Eileen's Potty Garden Click here
Eileen's Potty Garden
A passionate plant-lover has created a tropical haven with an extraordinary collection of thousands of potted plants. Two magnificent Macrozamia at the front with colourful subtropical shrubs and perennials. Back garden is under shade cloth and features an intensely colourful range of rare and endangered orchids, ferns and bromeliads.
Notes 67 Hertford St, Upper Mount Gravatt 10am-4.30pm $7.00
July 2014 19-20 Taringa House Garden of Colourful Aloes Click here
Taringa House Garden of Colourful Aloes
The undulating contours of the site create a natural amphitheatre for easy viewing of a garden aglow with bright winter colour from prolifically flowering aloes, bedding plants, trees and shrubs. Extensive range of flower colours and leaf textures. Sustainable low-maintenance garden requiring no irrigation.
Regular talks on growing aloes
Notes 34 Woolley St, Taringa 10am-4.30pm $7.00
Norglen Click here
Decades of labour and love have resulted in an outstanding camellia garden complemented by underplantings of azaleas, clivias and vibrant foliage plants. 400 camellias, some rare and new, some bred by the owner. Trellises laden with fragrant sweetpeas including old-fashioned and unusual cultivars.
Notes 303 Warrigal Rd, Eight Mile Plains 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Jurassica Theme Park Garden Project Click here
Jurassica Theme Park Garden Project
Rarely opened to the public this unique garden provides a wonderful experience for the visitor. It offers an educational and entertaining green space within an urban environment showcasing an astonishing array of plant specimens, some 300 years old, that represent descendent species of the Jurassic period.
Jurassic face-painting for children
Notes 369 Sheridan St, Cairns North 10am-4.30pm $10.00
August 2014 2-3 Tallaringa Click here
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
30-31 Bellis 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 their website
Notes 56 Daisy St, Wynnum 10am-4.30pm $8.00

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