Welcome to Open Gardens Canberra

Open Gardens Canberra was established in May 2015 to continue the tradition of opening gardens in the Canberra region for viewing by the public.

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Annual General Meeting

Monday, 15 August 2016 - 7:30pm

Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of Open Gardens Canberra Incorporated will be held at the Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore Street, Canberra City.


A lift is available in the Hellenic Club, opposite the stairs.

Agenda: Annual General Meeting
1.    Minutes of the general meeting held on 27 October 2015
2.    President’s Report
3.    Treasurer’s Report
4.    Appointment of Public Officer
5.    Election of office-bearers and ordinary committee members

Download the Notice of Meeting and Agenda here

Download the minutes of the 27 October 2015 meeting here

Nominating for the committee
All 11 positions will be declared vacant and we need to fill them all.

The committee is primarily concerned with governance and management of the association, including financial management, maintaining membership records, publicity and managing volunteers. The committee has no role in selecting gardens and only plays a small part in developing the open gardens program for the year. We rely heavily on email communication so committee members will need regular access to email.

Please download a nomination form. If you don’t have anyone to nominate you, please come to the AGM - we’ll have nomination forms on hand and we’ll find you a nominator.

Your membership renewal

If you joined Open Gardens Canberra towards the end of our Autumn season this year, your membership will continue until 31 August 2017.

For everyone else, your membership is due for renewal on 1 September this year.

Interesting Salvia at the Sensory Garden

Lots of people wanted to know the name of the interesting Salvia at the Sensory Garden. According to my Google search it's Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips', centre right in the photo. I took the photo in February so it's certainly long-flowering.

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' at Sensory Garden Feb 2016.jpg

Our 300th member!

President Shirley Pipitone (left) welcomes Glynis Garnett, 300th member of Open Gardens Canberra, at the Sensory Garden in Queanbeyan on Saturday. Glynis joined Open Gardens Canberra in November last year and we keep missing each other at open gardens! We wish you many happy garden visits, Glynis.

Shirley is presenting Glynis with a cheque for $25, to refund her membership fee.

160416 Glynis & Shirley M.jpg

Photo: Rodney Garnett

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Committee meeting

Monday, 20 June 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Members welcome.

Venue: Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore Street, Canberra City

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