About us

Open Gardens Canberra is a not-for-profit community association run by a committee of volunteers. Our mission is to open gardens in the Canberra region for viewing by members and the public; to encourage sustainable garden practices; and to support community projects and charities.

Open Gardens Canberra was formed to continue the tradition of private open gardens established by Open Gardens Australia. It was established in May 2015 as an incorporated not-for-profit organisation. Since then an exciting and diverse range of gardens have been opened to the public.


Nominations for new committee members are very welcome, see OGC Nomination Form 2020. Information on the roles of OGC committee members is available here. The Rules of the association are available here. Minutes from AGMs are available on request.

Position Office bearer Email Address
President Chris Lord president1@opengardenscanberra.com.au
Vice-President Merryl Bradley info@opengardenscanberra.com.au
Secretary Sue Freeland secretary@opengardenscanberra.org.au
Treasurer Maureen Davenport treasurer@opengardenscanberra.org.au
Other Committee Members
Lyn Alder Ann Lord
Tom Baker Sally Stephens
Norma Balmaceda Brenda Turner
Ian Davenport Aurelie Weiss
Deirdre Kiorgaard

For general enquiries, including booking, publicity and website enquiries, please contact us at info@opengardenscanberra.org.au.

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