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.
in 2019 a group of enthusiastic, local volunteers has brought the program back to Darwin and surrounding communities, after the National Open Gardens program ceased operating in 2015
Look for the signs when you are driving to one of the gardens on the dates listed below.
April 6 & 7
April 13 & 14
Rivendell Gardens, Girraween
April 27 & 28
Bella's Retreat, Leanyer
May 11 & 12
$10 package for all three gardens.
Also visit Batchelor Markets 8am - 1pm
May 18 & 19
Food Garden, Rapid Creek
May 25 & 26
Anna's Garden, Wanguri
June 1 & 2
Heather's Haven, Gunn
June 15 & 16
Garden Geraghty, Moil
June 22 & 23
Koponia's Garden, Karama
June 29 & 30
All My Own Work, Durack
July 13 & 14
Ester's Garden, Humpty Doo
July 20 & 21
Post-Marcus Magic, Ludmilla
August 10 & 11
Abby's Place, Howard Springs
The Art of Growing Communities, Darwin
Jingili Community Garden 9am - 4pm
Freshwater Rd., Jingili
The Mulch Pit 9am - 12pm
Cummins St., Rapid Creek
Lakeside Drive Community Garden 12pm - 4pm
Lakeside Dr., Alawa
Aug-Sept 31 & 1
Ed's Fruit Oasis, Anula
15 Howley Crescent, Anula
September 7 & 8
Ming's Kingdom, Nakara
All Open Gardens are open from 10am to 4pm unless noted otherwise.
A $7 Admission is split between the garden owner and local community and charity groups
Children under 18 are admitted free to all our Open Gardens.
The program is supported by;
Open Gardens NT is a not for profit organisation founded in 2018.
It owes it's success to the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers who made up the nationally run Open Gardens Scheme that ran in the Territory from 1987 to 2014 and the volunteers who now have launched the NT Open Gardens Scheme.
Australia's Open Garden Scheme was a not for profit organisation founded in 1987.
Its mission was to promote the knowledge and pleasure of gardens and gardening across Australia by opening inspiring gardens to the public. Each year the Scheme opened around 600 private gardens across every geographical region. The first of the Darwin open gardens started in 2000, and in 2014 gardens opened in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area.
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, (2013) 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.
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