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
Jane Benson's garden
Jane's pretty country garden with a little bit of everything is a lovely place to visit. Apart from her roses, springtime is when the magnolia comes out filling the garden with delicious perfume. Jane is a fabulous cook and hopes to tempt you with some of her tasty morsels during the weekend. A haven of relaxation for those who don't want to rush around.
Roger Boehm's garden
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.
A therapeutic garden that will resonate with many visitors. Ruth did a therapy course with Karen Montgomery, then set about building this garden as both a memorial to parents with dementia, and a way to positively channel energy with positive results. As the garden grows and matures, Ruth and John having a living memorial to their family members. The garden has become a very relaxing space that gives room for good memories and helps to banish the sadness of a difficult time.
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.
Jo Gebhardt's garden
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, just look at the view on sunset, you won't see that in the city. What a treat to take a drive on the backroads to find this striking property off the beaten track. Such a collection of plants from natives to roses, succulents and hardy shrubs with cool inviting lawned areas. See the rose Pierre D'Ronsard grown to perfection in our drier climate where there's no drizzle to turn the flowers to mush.