Author(s): Open Gardens Australia
Open Gardens Australia 2013-14 is the gardening and outdoor enthusiast's national guide to almost 600 outstanding private gardens. The guide offers a year-round schedule of seasonal inspiration and special events, such as workshops on new gardening techniques and garden design. Each garden listing provides directions and opening hours, as well as useful information, such as picnic facilities, pram and wheelchair access, plants for sale and dog-friendly status. We aim to inspire Australian gardeners to get out there and see what other people are doing in their gardens.
Open Gardens Australia is a not-for-profit, national organisation, run by volunteers. It is run on a regional basis, with branches in all states, through regional committees and selection panels. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and pleasure of gardens and gardening. It does this by opening Australia's most inspiring private gardens to the public. Since the program's inception, around 230,000 volunteers have helped to open more than 13,000 gardens, which have been visited by some 4.5 million adults and countless children (under-18s are admitted free).