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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 of 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 six 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.

The 2024 open garden are yet to be confirmed. Check out last year’s open garden features below. 

Garden One

Leanne & Grant McMillan

“Birchwood” 380 Boorga Road, Lake Wyangan

Peaceful & relaxing is ‘Birchwood’ – set on 2 acres from a bare block 10 years ago the garden has been created to include formal gardens with urns, pots, Buxus hedges, gazebo and feature trees. The native area is welcoming with surprise elements and wrap around garden beds and paths. There is scattered seating throughout the property to enjoy the views and a little bit of whimsy in every corner.

Providing: Pikelets for Morning/Afternoon tea and Sam’s sausage sizzle

Added Attractions: Verasoil/Wormtech and Griffith Feed & Grain pop up stalls

Supporting: Needy Paws Dog Rescue Inc. Griffith

Garden Two

Lyn & Ron Anson

1 Hyandra Street, Griffith   

Located on a town corner block this is an ever-evolving garden of flowers, vegetables and trees including, an outdoor fishpond and a poultry unit. In addition to admiring flowers and trees, the garden is also a place to play and have fun. Stepping into small areas one is greeted with a surprise. Strategic use of the nature strip and the long view from the house through Robb Park and beyond gives the illusion of a garden with expansive lawns.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: Pop-up stalls by Griffith Feed & Grain and “Made By Me… Sue” candles and various condiments

Saturday 10.30am – Richard West Backyard Poultry Presentation with Q&As

Supporting: Can Assist Griffith

Garden Three

Tris & 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

Garden Four

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

Garden Five

Tori Horder & Lawrence Salvestrin

“Davit Farm” 677 Cashmere Rd, Widgelli

A beautiful 3 acre park like garden, featuring large rooms of different colours, rose gardens, dry stone work and a monet lake bursting with colourful water iris, complemented by beautiful urns and statuary sourced from around the world. The sound of a beautiful bronze pan statue tinkles in the lilly pond to the background symphony of birdsong, while the sculpture “Irony” monopolises the white trunked forest. Take the time to sit and enjoy the tranquillity, beauty and vistas of this well-established farm garden.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Supporting: Riding For The Disabled

Garden Six

Emeri De Bortoli

1 De Bortoli Road, Bilbul

Emeri De Bortoli’s gorgeous garden is filled with colour, variety, texture and whimsical charm. The fourteen-acre garden features a mixture of hardy exotics and natives thoughtfully arranged. There are meandering paths and secret gardens to get lost in, dry river beds and dry stone walls, architectural features like the “folly”, whimsical sculptures, a spectacular waterfall planted with natives, and a magical pink island. Last year we debuted the magnificent iron gates and this year we have another new feature: two-dimensional sculptures of children running through the beds adding charm and movement.

Providing: Morning/Afternoon tea and lunch

Added Attractions: Plants for sale

Supporting: Griffith Netball Association and Griffith Little Athletics