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Interesting Salvia at the Sensory Garden

By |2018-08-13T11:47:30+10:00February 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 |2018-08-13T11:47:30+10:00February 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 |2017-02-16T15:40:56+11:00February 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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Subscribe to our email list

By |2017-02-16T15:37:51+11:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

If you don't want to join Open Gardens Canberra right now but you'd like to receive an occasional email from us, please subscribe to our email list here If you are a member of Open Gardens Canberra, you don't need to sign up for emails. We do that for you!   Author: Shirley Pipitone 11 April [...]

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Opening the Queanbeyan Sensory Garden

By |2018-08-13T11:47:30+10:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Opening the Queanbeyan Sensory Garden has given Open Gardens Canberra Incorporated an early opportunity to work towards achieving our objective of supporting charitable organisations. As a not-for-profit community organisation, Open Gardens Canberra plans to use any surplus funds at the end of each financial year to help us meet this objective. At the moment we are [...]

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For the children at CAP EXPO: the answer is 57

By |2018-08-13T11:47:30+10:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

That's how many sculptures of living things in the picture? How many did you find! And what on earth am I talking about? The children who came to the CAP EXPO last Saturday know all about it.   I've made the picture way too small for you to find anything on the screen. You'll just have [...]

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The steppables

By |2017-02-16T15:29:40+11:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Visitors at Lorraine and Geoff's garden on 12-13 March 2016 were fascinated by soft native groundcover plants that can be walked on - the steppables - download the info sheet now.

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Don’t miss our last garden for the season

By |2018-08-13T11:47:30+10:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Carol's Hillside Oasis, 109 O’Connor Circuit Calwell Photos: Shirley Pipitone   About the garden: From the street, a glimpse over the rooftop of Carol’s house reveals the views over Tuggeranong valley. Some formal planting near the front door gives a tiny hint of what to expect as you enter the back garden. Under a framework of [...]

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100th member presented with free membership

By |2018-08-13T11:47:30+10:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Open Gardens Canberra's 100th member, Deb Hamilton, was presented with free membership in a joyful ceremony at our first open garden, Burrimul, on Sunday 27 September. Deb Hamilton, a keen visitor of open gardens, said “I’m so pleased that open gardens will be continuing in the Canberra region and I’m looking forward to visiting as many [...]

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