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Pillans Garden

10am to 4pm, 11th and 12th November 2017

Planting of this large all-native garden began in 2003. Today the garden features over 1000 individual species, including more than 70 acacia species and more than 70 grevillea species, making for a spectacular spring display. A wide range of bird species frequent the garden and the number is increasing as the garden develops. Existing mature eucalypts are complemented by plants sourced from a wide variety of local, regional and far-flung sources, including some not normally grown in the Canberra region. One section of the garden has been developed as a dry ‘rainforest’ gully using species with glossy, dark green leaves.

Funds raised from the open garden will be given to the National Rock Garden. An inspiring collection of rock sculptures by Austrian sculptor, Andreas Buisman, will be displayed in the garden and available for sale.


See the Garden notes for more details.
Download a Map of the 11-12 November 2017 gardens


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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.

Visitor entry:

Garden entry is $10.00 for visitors 18 years and over.
Special pricing may apply to some openings.


Join Open Gardens Canberra for only $30 and all gardens are free for the membership year (to end June).