Entry to garden by ticket only-make sure you have yours handy.
Open Gardens & Expo Tickets at Burra Visitors Centre, Market Square Burra, from 9am-4pm
Buy tickets & collect your wristband from 10am at Gally's Meeting House, Farrell Flat or Hallett Country store.
TICKETS- $10 ticket each for both days, Saturday & Sunday. 1 price for this year as a Covid-19 special offer. Come gardening with us.
WEEKEND PASS-Two full days of gardening pleasure $10
Children under 16 FREE
Buy online and have your programme and maps emailed to you. Please bring either a printed Eventbrite receipt or one saved to your phone. No lining up, start your tour wherever you like.
Author, Horticultural Consultant, Garden Historian
Australian Garden Council
Radio Italiano 531
(Master, Landscape Architecture. Adelaide)
When it comes to experience and enthusiasm no-one can hold a candle to
Trevor. With his eclectic taste and thirst for knowledge, his gardening books have been an inspiration to many, including me.
Trevor has written 15 gardening books that have been successful in Australia, New Zealand, the US, England and Europe. – all countries where he is recognized as an expert on climate compatible gardening for Mediterranean climate regions.
BACK TO THE FUTURE -a talk on where to now? The virus has given lots of home owners lots of time to re-engage with their own gardens and experience its unique qualities, good and bad, so now seems a good time to reflect on what changes could be contemplated.
Kaye Kessing is a writer and illustrator from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. She is best known for her children's books and public artworks including the Coles Mural on Railway Terrace in Alice Springs.
Kessing quickly grew to love both the desert landscapes and the rich diversity of arid land native creatures and plants. In 1972 Kaye moved to Amata in the APY Lands, in the remote north west of South Australia. For 18 months she taught arts and crafts, hunting and collecting bush tucker on the weekends with the women – greatly increasing her knowledge of the plants and animals. Describing the experience she said "we chased goannas, dug for witchetty grubs and honey ants, collected quandongs, bush plums, figs, bush tomato and heaps more."
PENELOPE AND TANSY CURTIN
Blooms and Brushstrokes takes you on a unique journey through the history of Australian art, one flower at a time, examining the blooms depicted in still lifes, floral portraits, decorative interiors and botanical illustrations by a long line of Australian artists. Mother-and-daughter team Penelope and Tansy Curtin start this fascinating journey in the late eighteenth century, when the traditions adhering to the Western art canon were transplanted into the newly colonised Australia. They follow it through the rapidly developing artistic styles of the early twentieth century, to the new media of the contemporary period. Credit-Wakefield Press
Penelope is an editor and Tansy a curator at The Art Gallery of SA. Both have recently moved to Adelaide from Bendigo.
Come listen to the story of Christine's journey.
A journalist origionally form inner Sydney, Christine and her family moved to SA a few years ago. Since then Christine has become immersed in the world of plants and gardening. A Garden in the Hills is her first book, a new one on the gorgeous gardens of the Adelaide Hills is due for release in October.
In response to our changing conditions, gardens, too, have changed. Heavily forested slopes have, in many cases, given way to veggie patches, free-ranging chickens and sheep, while Victorian rose and rhododendron hordes have made room for climate-compatible native flora. Encompassing twenty gardens, with evocative stories by Christine McCabe and sublime photography by Simon Griffiths, this book is a testament to the power of gardens to adapt, delight and restore. Credit-Booktopia
Christine McCabe is a passionate gardener and highly regarded travel writer for The Australian.
SUNDAY TREAT FOR CLASSIC CAR LOVERS
St Marys church will be the place to be seen if you love vehicles and wish to indulge yourself. A Northern restoration group have very kindly agrred to share vehicles with you. Come along and feast your eyes, the church committee will have sangers, tea, coffee and cake for $10. I'm sure you can just get coffee and cake if you desire.
Don't forget to take some photos.
Alot of people have seen the truck pictured, more will keep it company.
FRIENDS OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS ADELAIDE
This year we are so looking forward to this delightful and helpful group of volunteers joing us for our weekend. They'll be bringing with them some of the goodies from their shop and some plants from Mt Lofty Botanic gardens. Looking forward to seeing some of their books and cards.
Check their website for tours and activities.