Open Gardens SA was first established in 2015 after the disbandment of the famous national open garden scheme.
The South Australian organisation has become an enormous success. In the first 12 months more than 50 private gardens have opened as part of the new Open Gardens SA program, welcoming more than 20,000 visitors with approximately $80,000 going back to garden owners and their chosen charities. Additionally, more than $75,000 was raised by charities operating plant stalls, morning teas and other supporting activities as part of the events.
The South Australian program continues to bloom – and we look forward to many more successful years to come. We would like to thank all of our inspiring garden owners and those who continue to visit them.
Open Gardens SA is a not-for-profit organisation overseen by a dedicated committee of South Australian garden lovers, including designers, horticulturalists, garden owners, and several former committee members of the National Open Gardens body that ran for 25 years.
Each garden listing in the current season includes photographs, addresses and general details, as well as downloadable Garden Notes, which we invite you to print out and take with you when you visit. Garden Notes will also be supplied at each garden gate, and help to uncover the story behind each open garden. Please click on the Garden Openings tab above to view all the information for the wonderful gardens that will be opening soon as part of the new 2017 Summer-Autumn season. Please click here if you would like to view our recently completed 2016 Spring Season.
General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card which must be shown at the gate. Children Under 18 are FREE.
Open Gardens SA offers Annual Memberships for $30, which entitles members to the discounted $6 entry for every garden you visit and during the season you receive a weekly email reminder of which gardens will be opening on the following weekend .
Members are also invited to exclusive open garden events and are offered early bird ticket opportunities to some of our special events. You are warmly invited to become a Member of OGSA and join with other garden lovers and share the members-only benefits. Please click on the Membership tab above.
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Welcome to Open Gardens SA. We hope to see you at an open garden soon!
Open Gardens SA Committee