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The Wright Place

10am to 4pm, 4th and 5th May 2024

Work commenced on this almost 1000 square metre property in April 1975 and has continued unabated since, with many changes over the intervening years.

The front garden consists of four terraces with the bottom terrace featuring a gabion wall and the top terrace strongly influenced by the owners travels in Asia.  Of particular note are the Torii gate, spill bowl and 15 Japanese maples of different varieties, which turn to splendid reds and oranges in autumn.

The enclosed private back garden consists of a series of outdoor rooms – a back deck off the house with spa; an entertainment area off the guest studio; lawn area, with dry stone creek and green walls; a Mediterranean style courtyard; a Silver Birch forest; and a Fernery. There are over 200 containers of plants around the property, 92 trees and 7 water features, amongst other items of interest.

The whole property is supported by a drip irrigation system with 5 water tanks (13,500 litres)

Supported charity: Lions (Food project)
Wright Place 2024 Garden Notes are available.

Steepish Sloping Driveway. Not all areas are accessible to wheelchairs.

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