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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The large garden beds at Smokin' Heights Nursery. Image by Kat May.
Garden items for will be for sale at the Spring Garden Expo in Burra Image by Kat May.