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The Wright Place

The Wright Place 58 Faithfull Circuit,, Kambah, ACT, Australia

Work commenced on this almost 1000 square metre property in April 1975 and has continued unabated since. The front garden consists of four terraces with the bottom terrace featuring a gabion wall and the top terrace being strongly influenced by the owners' travels in Asia. Of particular note are the Torii gate, spill bowl and 15 [...]

Baker Garden

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

A gardener’s garden completely redeveloped over the past eleven years on a 930 sq m Canberra block and 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 [...]

Dual delights: Christine’s Garden and the Blended Garden

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

Two delightful gardens just 200 metres apart in Gowrie and Fadden. BOOKING: Eventbrite bookings are required for all members and visitors except children. Special ticket prices apply to these two gardens - $15.00 for both gardens. Members of Open Gardens Canberra will receive information on obtaining their free tickets. Christine's Garden This very large and ever-popular [...]

Mitchell Community Garden

Mitchell Community Garden Nirta St.,, Mitchell, ACT

The Mitchell Community Garden is one of 12 community gardens operated by the Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS) and has been operating since 1994. Gardeners are allocated individual plots, which they put to productive use, growing organic food for themselves and their families using sustainable organic gardening practices. A mix of different cultures among the plot-holders [...]

Bruce Demonstration Garden

Bruce Demonstration Garden CNR Purdie and Battye Streets, Bruce, ACT, Australia

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.     BOOKING Eventbrite bookings are required for [...]

Bob’s Garden

Bob's Garden 72 Ellendon St, Bungendore, NSW, Australia

A very large woodland garden containing both deciduous and evergreen trees, merges into lawn and large shrub beds towards the back of the 3000 m2 block. The back sections also include a stand of oak trees, a small orchard and vegetable garden beds, all set in a flat terrain that encourages one to wander. Bob's Garden [...]

Suzanne’s Garden

Suzanne's Garden 84 Ellendon Street, Bungendore, NSW

This is a large, naturalistic, cottage styled garden, dense with diverse species, surrounding a 1925 timber cottage. The garden is located on a deep block, will feature many shrubs in flower. The inspiration for the 32 year old garden is Edna Walling and Cheryl Maddock. The plants of interest, many of which should be in flower, [...]

Emily’s Cottage

Emily's Cottage 86 Ellendon Street, Bungendore, NSW, Australia

Emily’s informal and relaxing open woodland garden surrounds the 1880 cottage. The visitor is invited to stroll in the dappled shade of many fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs. A sunny zone in the back garden, you will find vegetable and berry garden beds and a large flower meadow garden. This garden contrasts and complements the [...]


Marklow 10 Donoghoe Pl, Bungendore, NSW

This very new native garden surrounding the modern house features a wide range of native shrubs and trees suited to this region’s climate. It is a garden of textures and subtle colour throughout the year. Vegetable beds are located in the sunniest aspect. The well-designed layout is also disabled friendly. Marklow Garden Notes are available. Members [...]

Rosy Bower

Rosy Bower 20 Scott Street,, Narrabundah, ACT 2604, ACT, Australia

This average suburban sized garden features a welcoming front lawn with large trees, which merges into a freestyle cottage style garden featuring well established rambling and climbing roses, set among shrubs and a range of mature trees. The intimate and sheltered back garden contains a range of cottage garden shrubs set amidst large shrubs and trees, [...]

Diana’s Garden

Diana's Garden 254 La Perouse St, Red Hill, ACT

This mature stroll garden has been inspired by garden tours to the United Kingdom. The owner has established this mature garden over the last 30+ years, using ideas gained from garden tours to the United Kingdom and Europe to great effect. Visitors to the garden are invited to stroll across the gently sloping lawn, dotted with [...]

Braddon Bounty

Braddon Bounty 67 Elimatta Street, Braddon, ACT, Australia

>This 11 year old cottage style garden, surrounding a 1920s ‘arts and craft’ dwelling, contains many fruit trees, vegetables and herbs, mingled with flowering plants, tree shaded nooks and works of art. Garden and household sustainability features include: a poultry run and two bee hives blended into the rear garden; a rotational composting system and natural [...]


Thornleigh 21 Forster Street, Bungendore, NSW, Australia

Heritage cottage garden surrounding 1880s house with walled secret garden incorporating the owner’s sculptures and potager. The current owner has made every endeavour to replicate the sorts of plantings which were common to homes built in the era of Thornleigh’s construction, not only in respect of a residential garden of the period, but also a source [...]


Fieldstone 64 Ellenden Street, Bungendore, NSW, Australia

The owners have landscaped this simple, semi-formal garden over the last four years, in keeping with the heritage 1860 gneiss stone dwelling and the pre-existing, large trees. A very long pergola-covered driveway features sentinel pears, wisteria and viburnum shrubs. Fencing, building structures, sandstone pathing and a large collection of French and English outdoor antiques are all [...]

Fox’s Folly

Fox's Folly 52 Molonglo Street, Bungendore, NSW, Australia

This is a large cottage garden in a relaxing woodland setting. There is a diversity of plantings to be seen throughout the very deep half acre block. The garden has been developed over the last 30 years since the stone cottage was finished. The garden has progressively taken over a paddock, starting with trees, followed by [...]

The Old Stone House

Old Stone House 41 Molonglo Street, Bungendore, NSW, Australia

One acre of semi-formal gardens lies behind the 19th century restored two storey house. The Givenchy inspired gardens have been restored and developed during the last 20 years, using original plants and material where possible. Ramps and steps lead down to large lawns dominated by a very large central arbour, supporting roses (new dawn) and weeping [...]

Bungendore weekend (special event)

Four beautiful and diverse gardens will be opened on this weekend: The Old Stone House, Fox's Folly Fieldstone, and Thornleigh. Visitors can see all four gardens for an entry fee of  $15. Members and Visitors will start at either Fox's Folly or Fieldstone and will receive a map and a ticket which provides entry to all [...]


Terroux 88 Rochford Rd, Wallaroo, NSW, Australia

An evolving mixed garden with water features, a labyrinth and quirky pieces of art which will delight children. A garden of discovery with many gravel paths revealing diverse plantings including hedges of flower carpet roses, callistemons, conifers and photinias. There are three dams each of different designs and plantings: one flows over to a wetland; another [...]

The Woodland Walk

The Woodland Walk 12 Laver Place Melba, Canberra, ACT, Australia

This 1200m2 garden was redesigned 6 years ago and features some lovely stone retaining walls with a variety of plants including some natives. Features some lovely Forest Pansy trees and a Gleditsia tree in the front garden with Daphne, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Crepe Myrtles and Maples in the rear. Bird baths and other garden ornaments complement the [...]

The Millers’ Garden

The Millers' Garden 42 Couvreur Street Garran, Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Miller’s Garden is a deciduous woodland garden of maples and eucalypts, with a dense understory of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and numerous other shrubs and groundcover plants. A series of paths traverse wooded terraces which have been carved out of the very steep, westward facing granite slopes of Red Hill. Carefully placed mirrors, water features, rest [...]

The Garden Cottage

The Garden Cottage 87 Schlich St, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT, Australia

This pretty and romantic garden features seven open areas, each containing a different sort of ornament, seating or gazebo. These areas are connected by paved paths, lined with English and Japanese box, which offer no-step access to the whole block. The garden has grown out of the owners’ love of history, and is filled with many [...]


Langdene 17 Donald Road, Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia

This cottage style garden surrounds one of Queanbeyan’s heritage listed homestead buildings. Large trees, perennials, shrubs and groundcovers combine to provide a changing landscape. Among the plantings of trees, shrubs and flowering perennials are zones for conifers, ferns, true geraniums, kniphofias and sages. A range of groundcovers is a feature of the gardens, helping to reduce [...]

Cambrey Farm

Cambrey Farm 18 Beltana Road, Pialligo, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Cambrey Farm, a 6 acre Pialligo farmlet established in the 1930s has been in the owner’s family since 1954. Major tree plantings date from then, comprising majestic pinoaks, ash and liquidambars as well as mature gums. The original cottage garden has been supplemented by the gardens established around a second house built in 2000. Winding paths [...]

Anne’s and Dana’s Gardens

Anne's and Dana's garden 14 Spica St., Giralang, Canberra, ACT, Australia

These two standard sized gardens have been developed over 30 years. Anne’s garden incorporate numerous open beds at the front and back, featuring a wide variety of perennials and shrubs, vegetables and fruit trees. Dana’s garden next door is largely dedicated to the production of fruit and vegetables through the seasons. The garden on Anne’s flat [...]

Joan’s Garden

Joan's garden 51 Dash Cres, Fadden, Canberra, ACT, Australia

In Joan's well established garden the emphasis is on green, and as a consequence trees and shrubs vie with the understorey for space. There are maples, crepe myrtles, crab apples, laurels, to name but a few, with salvia, roses, irises etc. adding a touch of colour. After lots of pruning it is possible to meander through [...]

Kambah – Canberra Organic Growers Society

Kambah COGS O’Halloran Circuit and Springbett Street, Kambah, Cannberra, ACT, Australia

The Kambah Community Garden has been operated by the Canberra Organic Growers Society since 2001. It is located adjacent to the Kambah Woolshed and set in a beautiful park landscape with a view of Mount Taylor. They have about 27 gardeners allocated individual plots which they put to productive use growing food for themselves and their [...]

Christine’s Garden

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

A very large suburban garden with an amazing variety of plants. 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. Deciduous trees provide for Autumn colour. Refreshments in the form of Devonshire Teas [...]

Trudy’s Permaculture Garden

Trudy's Permaculture Garden 18 Hawdon St, Ainslie, ACT, Australia

Productive and water-wise permaculture garden on a 600 m2 block. Trudy’s garden features an extensive variety of fruit trees including citrus, cherries, apricots, apples, nectarines, plums, a three-way pear, nashi, cherry guava, persimmon and loquat, along with Mediterranean favourites such as a pomegranate and olives. A regular pruning program ensures each bears fruit in easy reach. [...]

Rosearie de la Faunt

Roserie de la Faunt 2 Larakia Street, Waramanga, ACT, Australia

Full of the grace and charm of a cottage garden, Rosearie de la Faunt, with over 500 bush and climbing roses, will be pretty as a picture in spring. This large suburban garden has been tended by the current owners since 2001 and features mature magnolia, dogwood, birch, maple, crabapple, Manchurian pear, Gleditsia, golden ash and [...]

The Serendipitous Garden

Serendipitous Garden 12 Lawrence Circuit, Kambah, 2902, Australia

This prolific and mature native garden has tall trees at the front and a panoramic view of the Brindabellas. The back is a contrast, where woodland is interspersed with vegetable plots, a large berry patch, fruit trees, a chook shed and bee colonies.  Water tanks totalling 35,000 litres storage capacity go a significant way to quenching [...]

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