Burra Districts Open Gardens

BURRA, SA, 5417

Burra Districts Open Gardens

We're on despite Covid-19, but Covid Safe rules will apply. Our gardeners said no to cancelling, they love being open and can't wait for you to visit. With so many wonderful people supporting us this year we hope you'll join us and indulge yourself, take a chance to chat to gardeners about how they built them. Our winteers are cold, summers hot, soil is heavy clay and water is scarce. We're in our third year of drought, the gardens are holding up brilliantly, a testament to determination.

Event Dates/Times

Last open October 2020 Check later for future dates

Entry Fee: $10

Special Covid-19 price, $10- single ticket price gives you 2 days entry. Under 16's free.
This is a ticketed event-entry only to ticket holders. No ticket=no entry. Please have tickets ready @ gardens.
Tickets purchased at Burra Visitor and Information Centre, Gally's Meeting House-Farrell Flat and Hallett Country Store.
Online tickets@Eventbrite from August. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/burra-districts-open-gardens-tickets-114845600282

Location & Contact Info

  • BURRA, SA, 5417

Event Guide

Goyder Gardens -Burra and Beyond

A lifestyle brimming with creativity in SA's Mid North Heritage Region.

An unique insight into both town and farm gardens proudly created by their owners- featuring local stone, hardy plants, hard work and de ...

The Gardens

Gardeners who love to share and chat with visitors.
Our gardens are very diverse, from traditional to country, succulent and vegetable/pollinators. All gardens are made with love and passion by avid garden owners who work tirelessly in our demanding evironment. Winters are very cold, frosts can go down to minus 12, it snows occasionally. Summers are long and harsh with temperatures in the 40's, relief comes with summer storms. The last few years the area has been in drought, but our gardeners keep going to produce some truly beautiful gardens for you to enjoy.  More Info »

Authors in the gardens

Come to the gardens to listen to writers Penelope and Tansy Curtin, Kaye Kessing, Christine McCabe and Trevor Nottle talk about their lives, how they've revolved around plants and what led them to beccoming published authors. Each has a different story to tell, whether it be about plants, gardens, art or a passion for our fragile environment. Books for sale.

Art of the Flower and Garden

Burra's Art of the Flower and Garden, with its charm and energy, is an annual springtime exhibition and a local tradition.
The first Art of the Flower exhibition, a competition with generous prizes, took place after the heritage Telegraph and Post Office building was purchased at auction in 1995 by the Regional Council of Goyder, and restored as an art gallery. Through the intervening years this volunteer run gallery has prospered, retaining its place as an institution in Burra.
Art of the Flower and Garden 2020 will exhibit the competition in the Main Gallery, and in the Bence Room a special exhibition Gardeners of Goyder, in collaboration with Burra and District Open Gardens.
A remarkable aspect of this exhibition is the schools component. The students' creative output is viewed with an enormous amount of appreciation and enjoyment.  More Info »

Art and beautiful handmade things

One of environmental warrior Kaye Kessing's beautiful posters. The origional Bilby campaigner who marched down Rundle Mall, dressed as a Bilby, until Haighs chocolatiers gave in. Now you know how we got Easter Bilbys to replace the bunnies.
Creators of art will be in the gardens selling some of their wares, and to chat to you. Our website will show who'll be there to tempt you.

My garden keeps me healthy

Don't miss the chance to hear Lucy talk about her passion, the health benefits of gardening. Lucy is Director of Adelaide Botanic Gardens, her life revolves around plants every day giving her special insight into their health and healing properties.
She'll be talking in a garden that has been built as a Therapy Garden to create a memory to family members that are no longer with them. Find out and follow Ruth and John's story when you visit the garden.
Plants will be for sale, many other gardens will also have plants to buy. See our website for details.

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