Current News

2017 Summer-Autumn Season Completed
Monday 22nd May 2017

Our extremely successful 2017 Summer-Autumn Season has now been completed. We had more than 25,000 visitors to our gardens over the last 12 months and raised $150,000 for charity. Please watch this website for the release of our 2017 Spring Season in July.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

The success continues – 14,000 visitors and thousands raised for charity
Wednesday 7th December 2016

While flooding rains and storms may have forced some gardens to reschedule their openings in spring 2016, visitors still went out in rain, hail or shine to see Open Gardens this year. In fact, more than 14,000 people visited gardens this spring.

More than $56,500 was returned to our wonderful garden owners with a huge portion going to a large variety of charities who were chosen as beneficiaries from gate fees.

More than $30,000 was also collected by charities hosting morning and afternoon teas. light lunches, cake stalls, plant stalls and garden tours at openings across the state.

Some of the charities to benefit were:

Country Fire Service
Doctors Without Borders
World Vision Famine Relief
St John Cadets
National Trust
Caroline Bristow Wig Library
Save The Children Fund
The Captain Courageous Foundation
Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Queen Victoria Auxiliary
Stirling and Hills Garden Club – Rejuvenation of fire damaged gardens
The Hut Social Committee
Make a Wish Foundation
Bush Heritage Fund
Overseas Specialist Surgical Association
Special Education Group: Willunga Waldorf School
Novita
Penola Lions Club
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Bordertown Hospital Auxiliary
Duck Flat Community Garden
Beyond Blue
Friends of the Stirling Library
Alzheimer’s Australia – Early Onset Dementia
Terra Rossa CWA Branch
Sight for All
Uniting Church Orphanage – Uganda
Scott Creek Conservation Park
Minton Farm Animal Rescue
And many more …

Thank you to our generous, hard working garden owners and the wonderful charities that help support their openings. We couldn’t do this without you. The summer program has now been finalised and will be a little quieter than spring, as usual. The details for our website should be finalised by January 1.

Sometimes a garden will be forced to reschedule so always check our website or Facebook for the latest and greatest information about each opening.

 

Comments are closed.