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Published October 14th 2019
Spring is here at last and what a way to celebrate
With the decent rain we had late winter, the spring gardens in the mid-north are looking good this year. With mild spring weather, it is the perfect time for a country drive to see both exceptional and interesting gardens. It is a bumper weekend with many gardens to view.

Open Gardens In The Mid North
Iris, poppies, wisteria and roses are some of the flowers blooming in late October. Image by Kat May,


ANLABY HISTORIC STATION
Open Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th 10-5pm
Address- 829 Anlaby Rd, Hamilton

Open Gardens in the Mid North
Wisteria at Anlaby. Image from facebook.com/anlaby
This rambling estate was established by the founder of the Kapunda copper mine. The large old home and grounds are hidden away north of Kapunda. Once a year, there is a special open day. Wander the expansive grounds and see the old home from the outside. Also see the many out buildings, displays and blooming gardens at this historic 1841 station. Afternoon teas available. Entry fee with tickets online to help with catering numbers.
More details here.

Open Gardens In The Mid North
Iris grow well in low water conditions of the mid north districts.


BETTY GREY'S IRIS GARDEN
Open Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th 10-4pm
Address- 40 Bruce St Eudunda
This proud local lady opens her garden every year to show over 1400 Iris' in bloom. Entry is $7.50 which includes an afternoon tea plate and a cuppa. It is a fundraiser for the upkeep of the Eudunda hall.

ROOTS 'N LEAVES
Also open this weekend 19th and 20th 9- 5pm.
506 Angle Rd Sutherlands on the Eudunda to Morgan Rd.
This Iris nursery sells mainly tall bearded varieties. If you cannot make it on open garden weekend, call them for another time during Iris season.

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Spring flowers. Image by Kat May


SMOKIN' HEIGHTS
Open Friday to Sunday 10-4pm during iris bloom or by appointment.
Address- 69 Dennett Road Kapunda off the Kapunda to Tarlee road. Go up the dirt road a short way to the farm. Gold coin donation on entry to charity. See my article for more information and photos here.

Open Gardens In The Mid North
The large garden beds at Smokin' Heights Nursery. Image by Kat May.


Open Gardens In The Mid North
Garden items for will be for sale at the Spring Garden Expo in Burra Image by Kat May.


BURRA SPRING GARDEN EXPO AND OPEN GARDENS
Open all weekend 19th and 20th till 5pm.
Goodness me, if you love gardens, you really need to make it a weekend outing to the mid-north. See my article here for all the details.
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Why? For passionate garden lovers
When: Weekend of Otober 19th and 20th. Nurseries open during iris season until end of October.
Where: Mid north towns of Kapunda, Eudunda and Burra.
Cost: Some entry fees apply
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A note to say, Smokin Heights will be staying open a couple of weeks into November due to the cooler weather. Check their facebook site for updates.
by Kat May (score: 3|1392) 24 days ago
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