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The gardens of Burra will be open on both Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20, from 10am to 4pm. We have some new gardens this year and hope you enjoy them.
Should you wish to stay for the weekend, Burra offers a wide range of accommodation information through the Burra Visitors Centre. They also have information on the different styles of cafe's and restaurants available. Check out our sponsored links on the about page if you'd like some help, or to find out what the region has to offer.
You're rather spoilt for choice with places to stay and eat, check out the Visitors Centre in Market Square
Mary Van Gill's garden 4 George St, BURRA
A picture of relaxation describes Mary van Gill as she sits in her garden under a rich blue Ceonothus surrounded by pretty flowers. Many years of dedication have made this garden special, and is always a must see for visitors. There are many delightful aspects, with hedges separating areas and a rustic bridge in a hidden walkway.
Roger Boehm's garden 4 Mt Pleasant Rd, BURRA
Hidden away on Mt Pleasant Rd, is a very pleasant garden literally filled with poppies in early spring. If you love poppies this has to be the garden for you encased elegantly within the boundaries of stone retaining walls. Like Chris Kelly, Roger Boehm has a spectacular garden layout cleverly organised with inviting stone walling. Surrounded by Pepper trees, Roger's garden always seems to feel cool.
A lover of trees, gardens and art, Glenys moved into her current house several years ago, and set about making a life filled with her favourite things. If you love art work, you can pop into her home gallery, in her warm, welcoming house and take time for a chat and a browse, before stepping into the garden. This is a peaceful backyard garden, with a few gems. Right now, late autumn, her cumquat is covered in fruit, her camellia sasanqua is a mass of flowers, and a weeping solanum adds a bright burst of colour on a cold day. The garden is alot like Glenys, calm, peaceful, at the same time offering insights into her creative personality.
From rubble to riches, Lis Jones-Ingman has transformed the area behind the gallery into a tranquil, leafy garden. Thin soil and dry conditions made it necessary to have some raised beds filled with hardy plants that aren't thirsty.
Murray and Lesley Hall's garden, 23 Smelts Rd, BURRA
This is a pretty rustic style country cottage garden with nooks and crannies to tempt you. Wander through and find places to sit or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Hidden away alongside the house, you''ll quickly forget there's a road outside and be transported by the privacy of the area. Hardy plants abound with roses, irises and bulbs featuring. Don't miss the fairy garden, this is a garden for family, so there's a special area for children.
Rebecca and Daniel Klem's garden, 31 Smelts Rd BURRA
This is an eccentric garden for those who love rusty objects. There's something abou the combination of rust and succulents that really works. Gardens can be more than plants, we learn to use space differently in harsh environments, finding forms to give structure to our gardens during winter and the intense dry summertime.
Gaye Eglinton's garden Eastern Rd, BURRA
Gaye is a tenacious gardener living east of Burra, that's bluebush and saltbush country, with drying winds and salty bore water. Loving to garden means you keep trying until you discover the plants that will both thrive and survive in your area. Gaye has done just that, and has found that succulents work well for her, they adjust to the water, and manage to survive cold, drought and wind. Gaye's garden is set up on the side of a hill looking out over the eastern farming country. The soil is clay and dry. Her garden is watered with bore water. The plants that Gaye has planted have to tolerate bore water, winds and frosts.
This is a fun garden full of delightful garden art made by herself and her son . Her latest project was the mosaic bathtub Fairy garden that had her laying on her back to get to all the underneath spots! The grand-kids love it. Her expanding brood of grandchildren are influencing the welded pieces in the garden these days.
Succulents Geraniums and native bushes dominate this garden but there is a very productive vegie patch as well as Birds of Paradise, grasses and ground covers. Pig face adds a nice greeness to the place and hedges of saltbush protect her chooks.
A feature of the garden is the garden bed borders that Gaye has made by setting in cement, all her collected bits and bobs from dumps in the area. Everywhere you look there is an eye catching piece of art either on her walls or in the garden. The life size cow is a hoot. This is a great garden to show how you can green up a very arid area.
Don't miss the opening here this year at 11am with Angela Smallacombe and Karen Montgomery, with Tamarisque setting the scene with some of their beautiful music. Talks, morning tea and music, what more could you want, with beautiful watercolours next door at Glenys Christopher's garden. Graham's garden is welcoming, with beautiful slate paths and borders filled with hardy plants. Graham is an antique lover, so don't be surprised to see a few interesting bits and pieces on display. Cool trees and a green lawn make for a comfortable garden space. The use of strong colour in this garden is inspiring, especially in these drought ridden times.
Leanne Stockman's garden, "The Pines" 7409 Barrier Highway Burra
Here we have a garden to watch, Leanne's garden is fairly new but has the bones to become spectacular in time. Come along, join in and watch the progress. Leanne would love to hear your thoughts, and if you have any special plants you'd love to share with her, feel free to pop in with a cutting or some divisions.
We'll keep you updated on the progress. There's going to be so,e special things happening in the garden during Open Gardens, further details as they come to hand.