Tickets@Visitors Centre from 9am both days, and at Town Hall Tickets also@Hallett Country Store & Gally's Meeting House Farrell Flat
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
Mary has been part of Open Gardens from the beginning, now she has health problems and is finding the work harder. You can't keep a good woman down, the garden is still open and if you can, please pop in and say hello to her, make her day. 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.
An unexpected inclusion and one we're happy to see open again. A cottage garden in a quiet sheltered setting. Two years ago, people loved this garden, we hope you do too this year. Take advantage it may not be open again.
For lovers of something different, especially those with a ssense of humour. This garden brings a smile and makes you chuckle. At the front gate you'll be greeted by an old ute, you'd expect a jelpie to be hiding away, instead it's a ute load of succulents.
Indulge your fantasy and be amused by the latest style of garden art.
Don't miss the opening here this year on Saturday 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. Graeme's garden is welcoming, with cool lawns and borders filled with hardy colourful 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
Are you wanting to drop into a farmhouse garden with beautiful extended rural views of paddocks and the Burra hills? While taking in the views beyond the fence, how does sitting down with a cuppa or perhaps some wine and cheese sound, while listening to local talent Caitlin Drew, singing in the background? Well, that is what Leanne Stockman is offering at her open garden this year. Leanne’s garden is in a developmental stage, introducing more native plants amongst her hardy cottage plants, trying to beat the challenges of consistent severe frosts, the use of bore water and exposure to hot northerly winds (visitors are invited to suggest suitable plant species via a ‘suggestion box’). Leanne is opening her garden to fundraise for a cause that is close to her family’s heart, Dementia Australia. There will be small stalls at the garden over the weekend, selling produce including garden art, homewares and native plants. There will also be morning tea (tea, coffee, scones and cake) available throughout the days, as well as wine & cheese platters in the afternoons. Stall holders will be donating a percentage of their sales towards the fundraising effort.