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Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 October 2024

10am – 4pm

Open Gardens

Entry $8pp | Under 16 years free

Cash only at the gate OR Eftpos available by pre-purchasing your tickets at the Griffith Tourism Hub

We invite you to join us as we celebrate 32 years of open gardens, with eight exclusive gardens for you to explore.

The Griffith Tourism Team are excited for you to enjoy the variety of experiences each garden has to offer.

Jenny & Richard Fletcher 

39 Crook Road, Griffith 

Jen’s Garden is a labor of love for owners Jenny & Richard Fletcher. The original garden was set on one acre just around the house. A huge expansion was started in 2010 with the construction of the pond in what was once a horse paddock. New garden beds were created and planting began in 2011. The garden is now around three acres of large expansive lush green lawns, garden beds with a mix of native and exotic trees, shrubs and flowers.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: TBC

Supporting: Hanwod Public School

Lyn & Ron Anson

1 Hyandra Street, Griffith   

This garden’s boundary consists of more than 40 silver birches and a few red spires, beyond the trees the nature strip has a hedged  vegetable garden and other garden beds. Within is a poultry unit, outdoor fishpond, hedges, annual flower beds, citrus trees, more vegetable gardens and a large open carport with views of the garden.

We love the colours of autumn leaves and the freshness and colour of spring bud burst. The garden provides a place for the family to play and have fun and on other occasions to relax and enjoy the vista. We invite you to do the same.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: Made by Me… Sue – candle & various condiment stall

Supporting: Can Assist Griffith

Trish & Louis Sartor

102 Leonard Road, Hanwood

This picturesque country garden is set amongst a citrus orchard near the village of Hanwood. It has recently been extended to compliment the original garden, featuring an abundance of roses and cottage plants. Visitors can wander through the many different sections of this expansive garden enjoying the rose arbours and colourful walkways. Throughout this setting, sunshine gates, cast iron water fountains, a Furphy water cart and various other Australian memorabilia add character to this beautiful rural garden.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: Art displays, plants for sale and raffles.

Supporting: “Girl’s Day In” for local charities

Cathy Stockton

10 Leaver Street, Yenda 

Located in the village of Yenda on a spacious town block the garden has been re-built over the past 25 years. The garden features Roses, Irises, Hippeastums, Clematis, Gabera’s and many flowers. There is always something in flower throughout the year. The back garden features large lawn area, picturesque ghost gym tree surrounded by garden beds and garden art.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch (sausage sizzle)

Added Attractions: Raffles and face painting

Supporting: Yenda Preschool Kingergarten Inc

Marj & Mick Careri

“Rosewood Park on Stokes” 121 Stokes Road, Hanwood

This spacious botanical garden is rich with hundreds of roses of all colours, sizes, shapes and textures. Surrounded by citrus orchard and grape vineyard, this truly captures the magic of Griffith. Hedged by a wall of roses, flowering trees and a variety of shrubs, this garden has many rooms to explore. An idyllic gazebo and jetty over the picturesque pond complete the property. This year will mark the 20th Anniversary for “Rosewood Park on Stokes”.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: Raffles, market stalls and plants for sale

Supporting: Binya School P&C

Tori Horder & Lawrence Salvestrin

“Davit Farm” 677 Cashmere Rd, Widgelli

A beautiful, mature, park-like garden with a layout inpsired by Edna Walling. Meander through 1.2 hectares of different coloured garden rooms, highlighted by beautiful stonework, sculptures and bronzes. Sit and contemplate the still waters of the dam and the Monet bridge flanked by blue and yellow water iris, or simply enjoy the plantings, vistas and birdsong in this established peaceful oasis.

Providing: Visitors can make themselves a tea or coffee for a donation

Added Attractions: Garden Tour with Garden Owner, Tori Horder at 2pm both Saturday & Sunday

Supporting: Riding For The Disabled

Emeri De Bortoli

1 De Bortoli Road, Bilbul

Welcome to Emeri De Bortoli’s enchanting garden! It is planted to hardy exotics and native plants that can withstand drought, floods, frosts and extreme heat. Explore the many features; drystone walls, dry riverbeds, garden rooms, specimen rose garden, folly, cherry walk, wisteria walk, whimsical sculptures and much more. The highlight is the native billabong garden created by specialist designer Phillip Johnson Landscapes complete with a spectacular waterfall. There are spots where you can just relax and take a moment.  There is something to surprise and delight around every corner. Enjoy!

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: Plants for sale

Supporting: Griffith Netball Association and Griffith Little Athletics

Fiona, Michael, Sophie & Tilly Smith 

Glory Park & Graceland Gardens 

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: Raffles, market stalls, music etc.

Supporting: Tilly’s Journey