South Australia Calendar
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This information is updated regularly. However from time to time due to circumstances beyond our control, last minute cancellations can occur.

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.
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 7 and Sunday 8
Tropical Cooinda - Craig garden
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Craig garden
Tropical and foliage plants, some rarely seen in Adelaide, contribute to a garden developed on a Balinese theme. The well-landscaped steep slope features frangipanis, cycads, yuccas, cordylines, hibiscus, giant bamboo, triangle palms, bougainvillea and begonia. Balinese structures; waterfall feature; innovative use of recycled materials.
BBQ lunches. Balinese background music
Notes 34 Cooinda Cres, Athelstone 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Frosty Flats
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Frosty Flats
Informal cottage garden featuring 750 glorious roses. Arbours, an old swing and aged fence posts support clematis and climbing roses. Penstemons, cannas, geraniums, sedums, agapanthus and alstroemerias thrive beneath prunus, Chinese elms and other trees, giving further colour and structure. Water features, rustic ornaments, old farm machinery.
Notes Cnr Mount Torrens and Muellers Rds, Birdwood 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Croyle Vegetable Garden
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Croyle Vegetable Garden
Antique iron gates lead into an abundant one-acre vegetable garden enclosed by a Portuguese Laurel hedge. Four large vegetable plots are divided by wide gravel paths and edged with locally quarried stone. Medlars, quinces, figs, cherries, apples and pears surround four chook and duck houses. Perennial beds include strawberries, asparagus and herbs
Notes Riddoch Hwy, Mount Gambier 10am-4.30pm $8.00
March    Saturday 14 and Sunday 15
Tipsy Hill
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Tipsy Hill
A beautiful terraced Mediterranean-style house and garden along the crest of a ridge with vineyards falling away on both sides, creating glorious views. An inspirational garden in a harsh climate, sandy soils and harsh winds. The outside of the house has an interconnected series of vine-shaded eating and living areas. Stunning plant combinations, sculptures and installations, imaginative hedges, arches and stonework. Salmon-coloured flowering gums, grevilleas, sedums, cannas, bougainvilleas, roses and red berries contrast with the blues of Duranta repens, solanums, iochromas, perennials and succulents.
11am and 2pm: Walks and Talks on plants which survive hard times
Facebook photos
Notes 309 Blewitt Springs Rd, McLaren Vale 10am-4.30pm $10.00
April     Saturday 11 and Sunday 12
Cancelled opening
The Prickly Pair House
Linden Park
April     Sunday 19
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A beautiful and historic estate garden of stunning century-old European trees, many on the National Trust Register and in full autumn glory. Oaks, London planes, Bunya pines, Cedrus deodora and cork oaks punctuate expansive lawns hosting perennial borders. Vegetable garden, fruit trees. Views of the Onkaparinga River.
Notes 665 Strathalbyn Rd, Mylor 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May     Saturday 2 and Sunday 3
Mount George
May     Saturday 9 and Sunday 10
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A captivating Victorian-era garden enclosed in a world of its own by huge conifers and gloriously colouring maples, pin oaks and copper beeches sheltering the many rhododendrons, camellias and hydrangeas that flow across the slope. Vegetable and picking garden. Original stone sculpture and grotto.
Art and craft stalls

Photo courtesy of: Leeo Photography
Notes 142 Mount Barker Rd, Aldgate 10am-4.30pm $8.00
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A superb historic garden with National Estate and State Heritage listings features fresh spring foliage and a glorious autumn display. Towering trees, expansive lawns, formal rose garden and a significant collection of rhododendron cultivars. Original rock garden and pool; Victorian cast-iron conservatory.
Notes 36 Snows Rd, Stirling 10am-4.30pm $8.00

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