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Description & Photos
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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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Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes

Address

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November     Saturday 22 and Sunday 23
Olrig Click here
Olrig
Glorious massed flowers create abundant colour in an enchanting bush garden hidden away in Cygnet's hills. Lovely magnolias, peonies and David Austin roses including 'Constance Spry' and 'Mme Alfred Carrière' all jostle for space. Abundant sweet peas and chains of wisteria among rock walls.
Artist's studio, specialising in flower paintings
Notes 202 Wylies Rd, Cygnet 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Gardens of Lucindale Click here
Gardens of Lucindale
The extraordinary garden embracing a charmingly restored cottage has an eye-catching lake as its centrepiece. Enormous poplars and giant eucalypts are a handsome backdrop for expansive lawns, stunning maples and conifers, camellias, bulbs and perennials, all set off against beautiful rockwork.
Notes 320 Bakers Creek Rd, Lucaston 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cloud River Farm Click here
Cloud River Farm
An exciting young garden designed to enhance the 1893 house. Hornbeam and pear walks, many fragrant old-fashioned English and French roses, sweet peas, clematis, Kilmarnock willows and an axis formed by English box hedging. 120 olive and 120 apple trees, very productive kitchen garden, beautiful picnic spots.
Notes 414 Cygnet Coast Rd, Petcheys Bay 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Grey Sands Vineyard Click here
Grey Sands Vineyard
Eight acres of boutique wine grapes border a continually expanding and relaxed family garden designed for year-round interest. Stately deciduous trees, special conifers, abundant colourful beds of mixed perennials, and distinctive exotics and shrubs. Vibrant geraniums and paulownias in flower in spring; many different salvias in autumn. Wonderful views.
Wine tastings
Visit their website
Notes 6 Kerrisons Rd, Glengarry 10am-6pm $8.00
Giardino by The Pier Click here
Giardino by The Pier
Tuscan influences pervade this stylish garden designed by Debbie and Michael Reid. Clipped small-leafed privet hedges frame garden rooms and secluded courtyards where urns, water features and topiaries are focal points. Conifers and standard 'Iceberg' roses are set dramatically against vivid red pelargoniums. Mature pittosporums and silver birches enclose the boundaries.
Notes 11 Charles St, Bridport 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Trent Watergarden Click here
Trent Watergarden
This elegant formal garden is a wonderful example of how to achieve a sense of grandeur on a small block. Stylish clipped box, privet and lonicera hedges are complemented by large urns, pots and obelisks. Maples, fastigiate pears, golden robinias, magnolias and conifers shelter lovely perennials and standard roses.
Notes 23 Edward St, Bridport 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Saturday 29 and Sunday 30
Johannsohn-Darby garden Click here
Johannsohn-Darby garden
Rare and desirable plants fill this exciting cool-climate garden around an 1850s house. Superb peony collection; extensive perennial borders peaking in summer; dramatic foliage plants; vegetable garden; large ponds with bog and water plants. Many perennials grown from imported seed.
Complimentary tea & coffee
Notes 1115 Huon Rd, Neika 10am-4.30pm $10.00
Birchgrove Click here
Birchgrove
Peter Cooper's imaginative garden design beautifully complements the house and site. Crammed with a huge variety of plants, it incorporates a charming potager, secret hedged garden, stone walls, climber-clad fences and small birch groves underplanted with interesting shrubs, grasses and woodland perennials. Delightful potting shed, birdbaths and found objects.
Garden art; craft stall. Stonemason Paul Vardon will be in attendance 12.30pm-2pm each day
Photo courtesy of: Peter Cooper
Notes 30 Landsborough Ave, Newstead 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Marakoopa Click here
Marakoopa
A young garden combining ornamental abundance with productivity. Grasses, species roses and foliage diversity contribute to deep borders filled with perennials, shrubs and trees. Mass plantings of silver birches. 'Food Forest', heritage orchard, heirloom vegetables, chooks, poultry. Stunning views of Great Western Tiers. Grass amphitheatre and stage.
Notes 186 Mayberry Rd, Mayberry 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Freshwater Point Click here
Freshwater Point
Beautiful old elms, oaks and birches frame an elegant convict-built Georgian homestead with a rambling garden set against incomparable river views. Mixed borders and shrubberies scented with magnolias, choisyas and viburnums. Mature rhododendrons and camellias shelter a delightful array of perennials, bulbs and roses. Edible garden and vineyard
Music; mini produce market
Notes 56 Nobelius Dve, Legana 10am-3.30pm $10.00
Sanctuary Waters Click here
Sanctuary Waters
A picturesque lake set against distant mountains is the perfect backdrop to this beautiful garden. Splendid 'Sally Holmes' and rugosa roses join cotinus and miscanthus to make a glorious entrance. Weeping willows and eucalypts fringe the lake with deciduous trees sheltering hostas, hydrangeas and liliums. Vegetables, raspberries, chickens, Suffolk sheep.
Display of children's 'Garden Inspired' artworks. Basketweaving demonstrations. Garden produce stall. Gourmet BBQ
Notes 155 East Minstone Rd, Scottsdale 10am-4.30pm $8.00
November     Sunday 30
Greenslade Click here
Greenslade
Roses smother the trellises and verandah posts of an old renovated farmhouse surrounded by an English-style country garden on the shores of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Perennial beds, rose arbour, large vegetable and herb gardens, orchard, lily pond. Rivulet walks with rock pools and waterfalls.
Notes 4685 Channel Hwy, Gordon 10am-4.30pm $8.00
December     Saturday 6 and Sunday 7
Hamilton House Click here
Hamilton House
A Victorian palisade fence interwoven with roses decorates the entrance to an historic, heritage-listed house complemented by an impressive garden that is sensually pleasing and romantic in style. Mature trees, cottage-style plantings, glorious heritage roses, small vegetable garden, herringbone-layed paths and secluded garden rooms. Italianate statues add a further dimension.
Complimentary teas
Photo courtesy of: Greg Stagg
Notes 43 Hamilton St, Latrobe 10am-4.30pm $8.00
January     Saturday 3 and Sunday 4
Golden Hills
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Golden Hills
Plantswoman Jodi Broomby's love of English gardens and rare plants inspired a dazzling high-summer display. Roses, clematis and perennials join a plethora of drought-tolerant species to achieve classical effects. Drifts of Verbena bonariensis; prairie garden of wildflowers from around the world. A new garden design features even more interesting perennials.
Huge sale of old-fashioned & new plants
Notes 118 Hoods Rd, Glengarry 10am-4.30pm $8.00
January     Saturday 10 and Sunday 11
Winderdoon Click here
Winderdoon
A beautiful and productive garden commanding breathtaking views of the Tamar. Tasmanian endemic species are a particular passion of the owners, with many specimens grown from seed. Impressive and self-sufficient food garden, small vineyard and orchard: citrus, olives, stone fruit, nuts and berries.
Local wine tastings
Notes 454 Windermere Rd, Windermere 10am-4.30pm $8.00
January     Saturday 17 and Sunday 18
Adawood Click here
Adawood
A tranquil stylish country garden laid out in a series of artistically designed semi-formal rooms. Clipped hedges, topiary and foliage plants are paramount, with splashes of bold colour from garden furniture, eye-catching sculptures and pots. Delightful children's area and fairy garden. Vegetable patch, orchard, hen house.
Both days: owner Karie Hall will create floral designs from the garden at 11am and 2pm. Saturday: mini garden market 10am-2pm. BBQ lunches
Notes 10 Old Waterhouse Rd, North Scottsdale 10am-5pm $8.00
January     Saturday 24 and Sunday 25
Arcadia Click here
Arcadia
Choice mature trees including rare Tasmanian natives give structure to the formal hedged beds in this tranquil and restrained garden. Birches, weeping crabapples, a thyme walk, abundant orchard and vegetables, and a spectacular lake with massed water lilies. Cottage garden surrounding replica settler's cottage; fairy dell.
Collection of old tools and farming memorabilia
Notes 6095 Huon Hwy, Glendevie 10am-4.30pm $8.00
February     Saturday 21
Behind the Scenes at The Agrarian Kitchen
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Behind the Scenes at The Agrarian Kitchen
Enjoy a stroll through the food gardens at The Agrarian Kitchen, a farm-based cooking school established by chef and former food journalist Rodney Dunn and his wife Severine Demanet. The gardens brim with heirloom vegetables, herbs, berries and fruits which are used in the 'paddock to plate' experience offered by the school. You'll be amazed at the extraordinary diversity and abundance possible in a garden of less than two acres and after only five years of development. You can also discover how food plants can be used to create a landscape of real beauty - a feast for the eyes as well as the body. Enjoy a delicious morning/afternoon tea prepared by Rodney.
Lachlan (near New Norfolk) Bookings Essential $60.00
February     Saturday 28 and March Sunday 1
Donnybrook Gardens Click here
Donnybrook Gardens
This beautifully landscaped and immaculate garden features massed plantings descending the sloping site, using it to full advantage. Year-round colour and interest from 200 roses interlaced with colourful massed liliums, perennials, dahlias and many shrubs. A delightful willow-lined creek bisects the garden.
Notes 11 West St, Maydena 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Rosedown Click here
Rosedown
An exquisite rose garden, romantic in design and relaxed in style, surrounds an 1840s riverside cottage set against towering eucalypts. Hundreds of stunning roses including heritage, David Austin and Alister Clark cultivars. Hedged grass paths weave among fine specimen trees and vine-covered arbours.
Notes 134 Hamilton Rd (Lyell Hwy), New Norfolk 10am-4.30pm $8.00
April     Saturday 18
Ward garden Click here
Ward garden
Using good horticultural practices to overcome poor soils, this exceptional garden features a very impressive and highly productive orchard and organic vegetable garden. The extensive areas of ornamental plantings, many of them unusual, include autumn-flowering bulbs at their peak. Most plantings receive little or no watering.
Garden walks with owners at 11am and 2pm
Notes 7 Jessica Crt, Howden 9am-5pm $8.00
April     Saturday 18 and Sunday 19
Crawleighwood Garden Click here
Crawleighwood Garden
An arboretum of Gondwanan rainforest species is a highlight of this outstanding garden. Conifers, maples, mollis azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias surround the house, with stone walls and paths tracing abundantly planted beds. Woodland of deciduous trees; glorious colour in all seasons; stunning views.
Notes 51 Underwoods Rd, Nicholls Rivulet 10am-4.30pm $8.00
April     Saturday 25 and Sunday 26
Grey Sands Vineyard Click here
Grey Sands Vineyard
Eight acres of boutique wine grapes border a continually expanding and relaxed family garden designed for year-round interest. Stately deciduous trees, special conifers, abundant colourful beds of mixed perennials, and distinctive exotics and shrubs. Vibrant geraniums and paulownias in flower in spring; many different salvias in autumn. Wonderful views.
Wine tastings
Visit their website
Notes 6 Kerrisons Rd, Glengarry 10am-4.30pm $8.00







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