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With ample evidence behind them to show that South Australians love their gardens, the team behind Open Gardens South Australia are back again in 2017, with more splendid gardens, more tips and more fun for everyone.

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Throughout South Australia, many inspirational garden owners have spent hours over winter prepping their garden for the biggest and best Open Gardens season yet with some 31 gardens scheduled for opening. The complete schedule of openings for this Spring is as follows:

Etre Winter, Willunga : 27 August
10 Delaney Avenue

A garden for all seasons, meticulously designed and inspired with a Japanese and Balinese aesthetic

Avondale, Rhynie : 2-3 September
146 Avondale Road

Spring bulbs create a stunning sea of blue, cream and gold at the entrance to this romantic country garden

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Brightview, Blackwood : 9-10 September
10 Brightview Avenue

A hillside garden combining clever terracing, natives, colorful Mediterranean plants and quirky objects

Riverline, Loxton : 16-17 September
141 Karoonda Highway

The former Riverline drive-in is now a large, lush garden planted in an impressive setting of retaining and gabion walls

Avondale, Rhynie : 30 September-2 October
146 Avondale Road

1,000's of spring bulbs create a stunning sea of blue, cream and gold at the entrance to this romantic country garden

Estella, Myrtlebank : 30 September-2 October
38 Cross Road

A garden restrained by hedges and a topiary that provides interest and structure to complement the architecture of the Spanish style house

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Al Ru Farm, One Tree Hill : 1-2 October
1016 One Tree Hill Road

Al Ru is one of the largest and most admired gardens in South Australia, having opened every year since 1992

Crabapple Cottage, Leabrook : 7-8 October
1 Jean Street

A colourful cottage garden surrounding a pretty straw bale house designed for sustainable living

Tickletank, Mt Barker : 14-15 October
24 Hill Street

An intimate garden is wrapped closely around a number of concrete water tanks with colourful mosaics and creative artwork

Marybank, Rostrevor : 15 October
404 Montacute Road

Acres of meandering garden features a series of walks bordered with perennials, bulbs and tough Mediterranean plants

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Taronga Park, Middleton : 15 October
671 Airport Road

A beautiful, secluded and inspiring garden comprises of four main and distinct areas

Bonney Garden, Golden Grove : 21-22 October
48 Martindale Avenue

150 roses give a stunning display with additional colour provided by the extensive planting of perennials and annuals

Orrapoora, Seppeltsfield : 21-22 October
8 Gerald Roberts Road

An inspirational garden on a hillside with superb views stretching over a picturesque valley of vineyards

Garden at Wilpena Street, Eden Hills : 21-22 October
41 Wilpena Street

A romantic English style garden uses formal lines and multi-level terraced rooms to transform a sloping property

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Noelani, North Shields : 21-22 October
31 Easton Road

A tough and sustainable coastal garden just metres from a perennially gusty foreshore

Aberfoyle, Kongorong : 27 October-1 November
213 School Road

A large country garden with many roses beautifully combined with annuals, perennials and bulbs

Ashgrove Iris Garden, Gumeracha : 28-29 October
53 Albert Street

A relaxed country style garden with meandering pathways, plenty of garden seating and many traditional and unusual plants

Anna's Garden, Clarence Gardens : 4-5 November
46 Gladys Street

This suburban garden starts on the verge where dietes, agapanthus and iris are planted under the jacaranda street trees

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Wairoa, Aldgate : 4-5 November
142 Mt Barker Road

A historic garden is one of the last remaining examples of the Victorian style estates built as summer residences in the Hills

Clear View, Aldgate : 11-12 November
102 Strathalbyn Road

In front of the house is a formal garden of clipped, box-bordered beds filled with roses, hebes, sea lavender, iris and lavender

Wahroonga, Worrolong : 11-12 November
31 William Road

This garden is owned by enthusiastic collectors, who over many years have accumulated many collectables and displays

Highcroft, Harrogate : 11-12 November
231 Mail Road

A large hillside garden terraced with retaining walls built by the owner with rocks dug out of the stony garden beds

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Bain House, Clare : 12 November
22 Agnes Street

The garden surrounds Bain House, a house once owned and loved be a local wealthy public spirited philanthropist

Arana, Kingscote : 18 November
353 Playford Highway

More than 400 hundred roses in full bloom are the star attraction in this lovely, 1 acre country garden

Cockatoo Cottage, Kingscote : 18 November
166 Brownlow Road

The expansive garden wraps around the house and combines a diverse range of hardy native and exotic plants

Etre Spring, Willunga : 18-19 November
10 Delaney Avenue

Swards of gold, blue and bronze grasses amongst blossoming canopies of fruit and nut trees

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The Olives, Yanakalilla : 18-19 November
227 Salt Creek Road

A formal European garden carved out of farmland with 150 y.o. olive trees lining this property

Nantara, Verdun : 25-26 November
32 Heysen Road

A rambling country garden features waterwise and bird attracting plants and bird feeders

Semmens Interesting Garden, Torrensville : 25-26 November
33 Torrens Street

Rare and unusual cacti and succulents rub shoulders with cottage garden plants and natives
Taronga, Stirling : 25-26 November
2 Waverley Ridge Road

Featuring swaths of green lawn surrounded by conifers, maples and eucalypts

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Ising Cottage, Crafers West : 2-3 December
12 Ising Road

This terraced garden descends to a creek with bushland stretching up the hill on the other side

Most gardens are open from 10am to 430pm with an entrance fee of $8 per person or $6 for OGSA members and concession card holders. Entrance fees are shared between the garden owner who generally dedicates them to a local or personal charity, and to OGSA. And in keeping with the spirit of having a great day out, a number of gardens will provide morning/afternoon teas, music, plant sales and advice.

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OGSA is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates the opening of gardens and associated horticultural events for gardeners and lovers of nature to enjoy. For further details on OGSA or the calendar of events refer to their website or to their facebook page.
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Why? See the fruits of the winter's labour
When: Aug-Dec 2017
Where: South Australia
Cost: $8 or $6 with concessions
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