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Spring is here and with it comes another fantastic season of Open Gardens across Adelaide. Following their successful debut in 2015 with over 50 SA gardens on display and 20,000 visitors, Open Gardens SA are back with more gardens in 2016 across country South Australia (click here) and Adelaide, with even more delights, hints and gardening inspiration for all aspiring local gardeners.

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Thorngrove - image courtesy OGSA


An ideal winter has watered the gardens, while the return of the warmth and the sun during the spring has facilitated and encouraged new growth both on the established and newly planted flowers, shrubs and trees. Add water features, shadehouses and pre-loved gardening equipment, and you have a colourful and artistic garden ripe for viewing.

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A Room with a View - image courtesy OGSA


A number of gardens are owned and maintained by some of the pre-eminent gardeners in Adelaide, and after a great winter of trimming, tending, loving and tuning their gardens, they are proud to open them for general viewing.

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Baroona - image courtesy OGSA


With openings in hills, along the coast and across the suburbs, the 2016 season is looking set to be a bumper season. The list of open gardens follows, each with a link to the website for more details on each specific garden.

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Beard Garden - image courtesy OGSA


September

3-4 : Looking Glass Garden, 2 Caralue Road, Marino
10-11 : Thorngrove, 2 Glenside Lane, Stirling
24-25 : Wirrapunga Indigenous Garden, Williams Road, Aldgate
25 : Beaumont House, 631 Glynburn Road, Beaumont

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Beaumont House - image courtesy OGSA


October

1-2 : Possum Park, 3 Hunt Road, Mount Barker
8-9 : Tickletank, 24 Hill Street, Mount Barker
8-9 : Viterbo, 7 The Parkway, Leabrook
15-16 : A Room with a View, 108A Frederick Street, Evandale
15-16 : Baroona, 43 Fifth Avenue, St Peters
22-23 : Beard Garden, 134 Beulah Road, Norwood
29-30 : Windspiel, 2 Parkgate Place, Upper Sturt

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Windspiel - image courtesy OGSA


November

5-6 : Anna's Garden, 46 Gladys Street, Clarence Gardens
12-13 : Hardy Garden, 15 Surrey Road, Aldgate
12-13 : Hatherleigh Cottage, 7 Linwood Avenue, Aldgate
19-20 : Heatherby, 29 Longford Road, Stirling
19-20 : Roach and Walnut Hill Gardens, 5-7 Walker Street, Crafers
19-20 : Seafield Garden, 25 Seafield Avenue, Kingswood
26-27 : Beverina, 2 Silver Road, Bridgewater
26-27 : Bron's Tiger Garden, 13 Grange Road, Lower Mitcham
26-27 : Kinclaven, 56 Waverley Ridge Road, Crafers West
26-27 : The Artist's Garden, 9 Richmond Road, Westbourne Park

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Bron's Tiger Garden - image courtesy OGSA


December

3-4 : Kurrawirra, 292 Mt Barker Road, Aldgate

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Hardy Garden - image courtesy OGSA


All gardens are open from 10am to 430pm on Saturday and Sunday (few exceptions noted above) with an entrance fee of $8 for adults, $6 for concession holders and free for kids. On rare occasions of extreme weather conditions, the opening hours of gardens may change, so please check the details on the above links during these occasions.

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Looking Glass Garden - image courtesy OGSA


Many gardens also feature devonshire teas, cake stalls, plant sales and information sessions whereby visitors can appreciate the open garden while becoming inspired for their own. Each garden also nominates a specific charity who becomes the beneficiary of surplus funds raised on the day. During 2015 over $48,000 was raised and distributed to almost 50 charities.

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Seafield - image courtesy OGSA


Further details on the gardens or the Open Gardens scheme is available from the Open Gardens South Australia website or from their facebook page.

All images are from the Open Gardens South Australia website or facebook page.
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Why? Simply Beautiful
When: Sept to Dec 2016
Where: Suburban Adelaide
Cost: $8 Adults with concessions
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Roll on Spring! I love Open Garden season.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|3750) 468 days ago
Love the amount of information and interesting places to visit. A wonderful guide.
Thank you so much.
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