We offer visitors unique access to beautiful private gardens across South Australia.

Garden owners generously volunteer to open the gates to their gardens for a weekend, giving the community the rare opportunity to enjoy the garden's beauty, appreciate the owner’s hard work and learn from their experience.

Open Gardens SA is a not-for-profit organisation overseen by a dedicated committee of garden lovers, designers and owners who enjoy sharing the treasures of SA’s varied private gardens and bringing garden lovers together.

From Spring to Autumn each year, our team assists each owner with planning and promoting their opening.  We provide the insurance, banking, and marketing needed to ensure every garden opens safely and successfully.

Some of the proceeds from our garden openings are donated to charities of the garden owners’ choice.  Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors, we have donated more than $1 million to charities since 2015.

Open Gardens SA actively promotes the benefits of gardens and gardening and donates money raised at the garden gate to many horticultural and community projects.

Each year, we stage weekend-long festivals with a dozen gardens open at once. The SA Landscape Festival, in conjunction with the Master Landscapers Association, opens the gates to some of our state’s most beautiful, professionally designed and built, privately owned gardens. The OGSA Harvest Festival is a weekend to explore productive gardens and discover the secrets to planting and harvesting your own home-grown and healthy food.

We encourage everyone to take up membership and welcome members to become active in running our yearly program.

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