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This demonstration garden run by the Horticulture Society of Canberra has vegetable and flower gardens and a small native garden. There are many experimental plantings. At the time of opening an extensive collection of dahlias and salvias will be in bloom.

Bruce Demonstration Garden Notes 2021 are available.




  • Eventbrite bookings are required for all members and visitors except children.
  • Members of Open Gardens Canberra will receive an email with a link to reserve tickets to this open garden.


Please use the  car park on the corner of Battye and Braybrooke Street Bruce (entrance is on Braybrooke Street).

Parking on Saturday after 12.30pm may be limited due to the Raiders game.

Visitors with mobility issues can be driven to the garden entrance.

Supported charity: Bruce Demonstration Garden

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Opening hours: All gardens are open from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Member entry: Garden entry is free for members, and members don't need to book.
Visitor entry: Garden entry is $10.00 for visitors 18 years and over. Special pricing may apply to some openings.
Booking: Visitors can use the Eventbrite link in the garden description above to book and pay for their tickets.
Memberships: Join Open Gardens Canberra for only $30 and all gardens are free for the membership year (to end June).