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Easter Open Garden at Sophie's Patch

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Come and join Sophie Thompson at Sophie's Patch
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Image courtesy Easter Open Garden at Sophie's Patch Facebook

This Easter open garden event at Sophie's Patch in the Adelaide Hills is hosted by Sophie Thompson herself; author, gardening presenter on ABC's Gardening Australia and garden writer for Sunday Mail & Weekender Herald.

This three-acre rural garden was created using sustainable garden design principles and organic gardening. See the productive orchard where chooks, ducks and geese roam. Wander through the bountiful veggie gardens, including many in wicking beds.

Watch the butterflies, bees and birds flit through the ornamental garden surrounding the house and be amazed by the incredible diversity of climate compatible plants, all grown under harsh conditions.

This open garden isn't just about inspiration, it's also about information and features a great lineup of garden talks and info from societies like the Beekeepers' Society of SA, Birds SA and Butterfly Conservation SA.

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Image courtesy Easter Open Garden at Sophie's Patch Facebook

Catch Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia on Easter Saturday. He will be doing talks at 11am, 12.30 and 2pm.

On Easter Sunday and Monday hear from experts on how to attract butterflies and birds to your garden, tips on keeping bees at home, and get advice on growing Mediterranean climate fruit trees. You can also catch a cooking demo on dealing with summer abundance.

There are free kids activities available all weekend, with Nature Craft on Easter Saturday, basket making on Easter Sunday and bug education on Easter Monday.

Browse and buy quality plants from a selection of nurseries with climate compatible plants, as well as assorted herbs, veggies and succulents.

Homemade refreshments will be available from stalls selling lunch, tea, coffee and drinks as well as cakes made from Sophie's Patch produce.

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Image courtesy Sophie Thompson Facebook

Sophie's Patch is at 394 Springs Rd, Mount Barker and is open the 20th, 21st and 22nd of April from 10am - 4.30pm. Get the program details here.
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Why? Easter garden festival in the hills
When: April 20th, 21st, 22nd. 10am - 4.30pm
Where: Sophie's Patch, 394 Springs Rd, Mount Barker SA
Cost: $12
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