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This compact garden was started in 2007. The gardener has worked since then to turn a bare area into a beautiful cottage style garden dominated by bush, climbing, pillar, standard and groundcover roses. Located on a sloping site, the garden has been designed so that one person, with chronic pain, can maintain the small site to its…Find out more
This mid-sized semi-formal garden features exotic trees, shrubs and perennials. Hedging and mass plantings create different spaces to relax and observe the bird life. The private backyard provides a tranquil environment for entertaining, a network of paths and a small lawn for adventure and play, and an integrated productive garden featuring chickens, a greenhouse and a…Find out more
This suburban oasis features a natural water pool from which you can admire the water lilies, lotus and water poppies. The garden is highly productive, containing vegetables and herbs. Espaliered pear, plum and apple trees are features, together with cherry, quince, apricot, feijoa, pomegranate and grapes. The Maran chooks enjoy their home under the inoculated hazelnut…Find out more
This attractive garden on a 540m2 flat block is just 5 years old and has achieved the owner’s aims to design a garden which is both easily maintained and fully accessible. Being a cottage garden there is interest 12 months of the year be it colour, flower, shape and/or foliage and the garden includes many rare…Find out more
Crace is a Canberra Organic Growers Community Garden - this is a relatively new suburb so the garden is providing a great opportunity for locals to get to know each other. The 2000-square-metre garden was built by Crace’s developers; there are 30 raised garden beds of varying sizes, and a few larger plots are shared by…Find out more
This garden flows beautifully, providing comfort and inspiration and framing views of nearby Mount Taylor. Careful plantings, featuring diverse and effective groundcovers, draw your eye to different garden rooms. A feature of the front garden are the ‘steppable’ plants in lieu of a front lawn. In the back garden the sloping land allows a beautiful dry…Find out more
An informal country garden with views of Lake George, designed to complement rather than compete with the landscape. The garden has extensive native grass areas with informal plantings of native and exotic trees. There are colourful beds of shrubs and flowers with designated areas and garden names corresponding to places, people and events in the families’…Find out more
Mcleods Creek Nature Reserve was established in 2010 to protect a rare remnant of box-gum woodland, of which only 5% remains. Even though largely cleared for agriculture, the resultant grassland is a valuable opportunity to protect and recover this endangered community. Please join us to view native grasses and groundcover species, and discuss restoration techniques applied…Find out more
Two gardens, back to back, are set in a quiet, well treed neighbourhood of Oaks Estate, in a very historic part of the Region near the Queanbeyan River. The gardens have much to interest all, but are characterised by many autumn flowering perennials and shrubs. Native planted areas contrast with more reflective corners, vegetable gardens and…Find out more
The 3.5 hectare Fetherston Gardens provides a variety of garden styles which will appeal to a range of garden lovers. These include the eucalypt woodlands, the arboretum, the conifer grove, the pond, the native garden and the secret garden. The diverse gardens are linked by good paths. Comfortable seating, gazebos and shelters are located at various…Find out more
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We are still finding more gardens so please keep checking our website.
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Members free. Non-members $8 for one garden. Children under 18 free if with an adult.
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