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Triple Treat – Kingston Organic Community Garden

Kingston Organic Community Garden 11 Currie Crescent, Kingston

Disused tennis courts have been transformed into a viable community garden, with a shed, water supply, and garden beds.

Triple Treat – Janet’s Garden

Janet's Garden 14 Young Street Barton, ACT, Australia

The garden includes many mature fruit trees, vegetable beds, traditional ornamentals and special floral interests including irises and peonies. 

Sarah’s Garden

Sarah's Garden 45 Middleton Circuit, Gowrie, Canberra, ACT, Australia

The garden's 40 year history is present in the old fruit trees, remnant pine trees, an old camellia, roses, and the curved pathways, steps, and rock structures. New courtyards, garden beds, steps and paths follow the original template. 

Christine’s Garden

Christine's Garden 48 Weathers Street, Gowrie, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Rock walls allow for built up garden beds with improved soil and drainage. English box hedges divide areas including a parterre garden. Large mirrors on the boundary fences create illusions of depth.

Pillan’s Garden

Pillans Garden 30 Aspen Rise, Jerrabomberra, NSW, Australia

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.

Canberra City Farm

Canberra City Farm 2 Dairy Farm Road, Fyshwick, ACT

Originally set up as an educational facility, CCF now has about sixty individual garden allotments as well as communal areas. There is an eighty year old fruit and nut orchard, one hundred year old pear trees, a feijoa orchard, a vineyard, worm farm, and a solar powered composter. Sited next to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, CCF’s vision is the community living in harmony with the environment. Entry free; gold coin donation appreciated . Guided walks and farm stories will be held at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on both days.

Jewel Box

Jewel Box 27 Raymond Street, Ainslie, ACT

Featuring columnar Manchurian pears and Japanese maples this beautifully laid out garden has a strong structure within which the colourful plantings appear as jewels. This manicured, cottage garden for all seasons has been meticulously developed over the last two years. Surrounded by high hedges, the back garden is a private haven.

Canceled Finn’s End

Finn's End 2 Finn Street, O'Connor, ACT, Australia

This traditional garden features large trees, massed groundcover and prominent hedges framing distinct outside activity areas in summer shade.   Well paved paths guide the visitor around this ‘Tocumwal’ dwelling.  This is one of the 200 American Army Air Corps homes constructed in 1942, which were moved from Tocumwal in the Riverina to Canberra in the late 1940s.  Most ended up in the O’Connor cluster of 8 streets. #Tocumwal Precinct O’Connor. Rachel and Gabriel have rented this property for a short while and, with the agreement of the owners, are progressively restoring the gardens to complement the dwelling, its surrounds and streetscape.

Baker Garden

The Baker Garden 20 Wells Gardens, Griffith, ACT, Australia

Completely redeveloped on a 930 sq m Canberra block this gardener’s garden is designed to provide colour and interest all year round.  Includes many sculptures plus stone walls and bird baths.  Pine bark mulch, drippers and no lawn make it a low maintenance garden.  Hidden behind lattice at the rear are productive raised veggie beds, fruit trees, a covered potting area and composting production.

Yellowbox

Yellow Box 447 Spring Range Road , Spring Range , NSW, Australia

This extensive one hectare native garden is located around the owner’s home on a prominent rocky knoll with 360 degree views of the rural countryside. Meandering paths allow visitors to explore the many shrubby planted sections and a production area.

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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).