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Announcement – Scholarship with Canberra Institute of Technology

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Open Gardens Canberra is pleased to be partnering with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) to provide a $2,000 scholarship to assist a CIT horticultural student with tuition fees, books and equipment in their second and third year.  Applications for first year horticultural students will open mid-2017 and the successful applicant will be announced in late [...]

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Piccolo garden has been cancelled

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

We regret that the Piccolo Open Garden in Bungendore on 26 and 27 November 2016 has been cancelled due to factors beyond our control.  We do hope to be able to re-schedule this outstanding garden at a future date. Watch this space for details of guided walks at the Turallo grasslands in Bungendore on 25 and [...]

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More gardens this weekend 22-23 October

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Davenport garden Situated high on Mt Rogers with views to Lake Ginninderra, this large garden offers flowers in abundance. One of the main delights in spring is the laburnum walk with its cascades of yellow flowers. Photos of Davenport Garden: Shirley Pipitone About the garden:  Several distinct garden areas display an interesting variety of shrubs and [...]

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First Spring gardens opening soon!

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Two gardens are opening on the weekend of 15-16 October 2016: Gollion, 93 Westmead Lane, Sutton and Kathleen, in Queanbeyan at 21 Downey Street, Karabar Previously open in April this year, details on Kathleen will be published soon.  

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Our 500th member!

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Newly elected President Trevor Fuller presents our 500th member Maureen Boyle with a giant cheque to refund her membership fee for 2016-17. Congratulations and welcome, Maureen!   Photo: Angelina McNeilly

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President’s Report 2016

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

It was with a great sense of satisfaction that I presented to members the first President’s Report of Open Gardens Canberra Incorporated. I was very disappointed that I wasn't well enough to attend that meeting. My report covered the resounding success of Open Gardens Canberra, a little history of its development and a lot of thanking [...]

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Your membership renewal

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

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 was due for renewal on 1 September this year. We want to check all our membership records so please download a membership renewal form and return it to [...]

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Interesting Salvia at the Sensory Garden

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

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. Photo: Shirley Pipitone

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Our 300th member!

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

President Shirley Pipitone (left) welcomes Glynis Garnett, 300th member of Open Gardens Canberra, at the Sensory Garden in Queanbeyan on Saturday 16 April 2016. 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 giant [...]

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Making music at the Sensory Garden

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Bring your children along to the Sensory Garden this weekend so they can have fun with the musical instruments there - the UFOnium and the Sonic Bench - and the xylophone close to the children's playground. They are all singing out to be played! Then there is the mysterious new instrument we've discovered. At 12.30pm: Jack [...]

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