My Open Garden is a place for exploring Open Gardens and Gardening Events across Australia. It allows you to discover open gardens to visit, find out about other local garden events and suppliers, or to open your own garden to the public. Our goal is to connect garden owners and visitors all across Australia and help them share their passion for gardening.
You can access this site for free, and the information on events is also made freely available to garden clubs, and special interest groups, journalists and affilliated garden designers and nurseries. Garden owners and event organisers pay a modest fee to have their gardens listed on this site. We recognise that open gardens and gardening events are an important means of fundraising for a huge range of community organisations and charities so the cost of publicising an event through My Open garden is kept to an absolute minimum.
You will need to register on our website to be able to view the full open garden/event details. Registration is free and you will only need to fill in your details once.
You can then explore gardens nearby, and by region, state or name. You will also receive automated email reminders about upcoming events.
We require you to register to My Open Garden so that we can provide the best possible experience using this site and to help prevent spam. For more information about the benefits of registration, please see the registration page.
Each listing provides the opening dates and times for that garden/event, as well as an address and map to find it. In most cases you can simply visit on the specified dates and pay the entry fee at the gate - but please check the listing as some require advance bookings.
However, why not make a day of it! You can also see information on each garden/event profile about other gardens open on the same day, as well as local regularly open private and public gardens and even local nurseries that might be worth a visit.
You should check that a scheduled event is still open on the day you are planning to visit.
Last minute cancellations can occur due to events beyond the control of the organisers - bush fires, storms and
other emergencies are a fact of life - and nobody will be more disappointed than the organisers themselves if they are forced to cancel because they
will have spent a long time preparing for the event.
If possible we will send out an alert email to registered users about any cancellations.
Gardens of every variety all across Australia are on My Open Garden. They include both regularly open private gardens, public gardens as well as those that only open for one week-end a year. The garden profiles provide plenty of information about all the unique gardens that you can visit.
Gardens may be presented by a state or regional group or by individuals. We offer all Australian garden owners the opportunity to open their gardens to the public. Garden owners pay an annual fee to list their garden. We encourage garden owners to provide enough information and photographs to accurately represent their gardens to potential visitors. All the information is provided by the garden owners and has not been verified by My Open Garden. If you have concerns about any of the information on a garden listing, please contact us.
Garden owners and event organisers set their own entry fees. They also decide where the entry fees go. Many garden owners choose to donate some or all of their fees to a charity or other cause, which may be listed on their garden profile page.
We are endeavouring to list every great open garden (both commercial and private) in Australia and are continuing to grow our database as quickly as we can. Event listings stay on our site for up to a year after their last opening so you have a reference but there is no guarantee they will open each year. Feel free to send our website details www.myopengarden.com.au to anyone who you think might be interested in opening their garden. Or alternatively send us their information using the contact form and we will get in touch with them and ask them to be part of the My Open Garden community.
Yes. If you are on our Clubs database you will receive an email during the first week of each month with a summary of events coming up in the following month. i.e. about 4-8 weeks advance notice. Our database already has about 500 garden clubs and special interest groups around Australia that receive alerts. Please feel free to contact us to have your group included. This is a free service.
You can manage all your personal settings through the "Settings" main menu option which is displayed when you are logged in. Through this menu you can update your email address, password, postcode and control the automatic email alerts to which you are subscribed.
Remember that you may be being invited into a persons private garden. Common courtesy would suggest that
the following general rules for garden visitors apply:
Of course, please enjoy your day. Take your time and have a close look at the garden - every one has something special - and have a browse through the owners plant stall or enjoy the refreshments if they are available.
|Plant Sales||Wheelchair Access|
|Picnic Areas||Food on sale|
|BBQ Available||Bus groups welcome|
|Nursery Business||Opens by appoint.|
|Supported Charity||New listing|