Darwin Open Gardens

Enjoy a visit to the Darwin Open Gardens Scheme participating gardens to see a variety of landscapes, tropical plants, exotic palm trees and Australian native flora in these inspiring gardens.

The Open Gardens program ceased operating in 2015

OGA's Deputy Chair Brigid Robertson said the organisation had become a victim of its own success and could no longer compete with other groups.
"When Open Gardens started 27 years ago there wasn't too much to do on a Saturday or a Sunday," she said.

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Australia's Open Garden Scheme is a not for profit organisation founded in 1987.
Its mission is to promote the knowledge and pleasure of gardens and gardening across Australia by opening inspiring gardens to the public. Each year the Scheme opens around 600 private gardens across every geographical region. The first of the Darwin open gardens started in 2000, and this year gardens will open in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area.

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The Open Garden Scheme is totally self-funding, with entry fees divided as follows:
35% of the gate fee is returned to the garden owner or to a charity of their choice;
65% covers the Scheme's operating costs, with surplus funds returned to the community via our Community Grants program.

To date, more than $850,000 has been given to community projects across Australia.

Charities and local causes have benefited to the tune of nearly $4 million thanks to the generosity of garden owners donating their gate share and proceeds from refreshment sales and stalls.
Visit www.opengarden.org.au to find out about gardens open across Australia.

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Water on Wetherby

Darwin Open Gardens 2014

Opening times 10am - 4:30pm
incrEDIBLE Weekend $10 (Sat) or $7 (Sun)
Most others $5 or $7
Children under 18 Admitted Free

This information is updated regularly. However from time to time due to circumstances beyond our control, last minute cancellations can occur.

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