Al Ru Farm

One Tree Hill


1016 One Tree Hill Road, One Tree Hill

Sunday 01 October 2017
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Monday 02 October 2017

10:00 AM
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4:30 PM

Description

Mark this date in your diary! The plant fair at 4-acre Al Ru Farm on the long weekend in October is fast becoming a must attend annual event for garden lovers. A select group of specialist plant nurseries will offer the opportunity to find a variety of interesting and desirable specimens for your spring plantings as well as useful and unusual garden related products and accessories.

The garden at Al Ru is one of the largest and most admired gardens in South Australia, having opened every year since the beginning of OGA in SA in 1992.

Inspired by her visits to hundreds of gardens in every corner of the world, talented plantswoman Ruth Irving has created a series of garden rooms each with its own distinctive style and palette of plants. In spring, the woodland garden is awash with shocking pink silene, electric lime green euphorbia, bluebells, honesty, campanulas, Dutch iris and crabapple blossom. There are colour themed perennial borders, a wisteria and rose covered arch leading into the white garden (a favourite spot for wedding ceremonies), a formal rose garden and a delightfully informal wild garden where freesias and white lawn daisies have been left to naturalise.

There are many romantic French provincial garden structures, urns and statues and these, combined with the barn and other outbuildings, give the garden a distinctly olde world Mediterranean feel.

4 acres, 1.6ha.
The nominated charity is the Country Fire Service & Uniting Church Orphanage in Uganda.

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Garden Notes

Garden notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click the link below to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden.

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General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards). Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE. These cards must be shown at the gate.

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