Chanticleer Gardens

Arcadia, NSW, 2159

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Chanticleer Gardens, situated in the northern Arcadian district of Sydney, is Peter and Grada Shipway's 5 acre rural property. This beautiful 17 year old English style cottage garden is a mix of spring and autumn perennnials, iris, roses, buxus hedging and deciduous trees. A delight at any season, it peaks in October and March. In the previous two years there have been extensions to the garden and barn, transforming the remaining acreage into a wonderful space for event hire and BnB accomodati

Open Garden Dates/Times

Last open October 2019 Check later for future dates

Entry Fee: $10

Seniors $8, children under 18 free
On Saturday 19th Oct, tickets from the Galston Open Garden Scheme will NOT COVER ENTRY into our garden.
We are aware that there are many visitors into the Galston area that weekend and the purpose of opening our gardens is to offer people a chance to view the progress of our garden while they are here.
As we have been a part of the Scheme on numerous occasions, we wish not to take anything away from this amazing fundraising charity event.

Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • Arcadia, NSW, 2159

Local Climate Zone: 10 - Warm Temperate

Summer avg. Max: 26°C Winter avg. Min: 6°C
Avg Frost Days:3
Annual Rainfall avg: 1155mm. Summer avg. 347mm.
No. of rainy days: 49 Winter avg. 235mm.

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Garden Guide

Within the temperate climate of Sydney, it is unusual to be able to grow cherry trees and the myriad of perennials and deciduous trees that are found planted in Chanticleer Gardens, named after the planting of 'chanticleer' pear trees within the the ...

Bed and breakfast Accomodation

We have recently completed a lovely apartment overlooking the garden for accomodation.
You can book direct through our website
phone us 02 96532185,
mobile 0433018806
Continental breakfast included.
Sleeps 2
3rd person can be accommodated on a fold out bed, $50 extra  More Info »

Event Hire

The barn has been renovated and extended into a bespoke two bedroom cottage that allows accomodation for up to 7 people.
The remaining two acres of property behind the cottage has also been transformed into a delightful area for entertaining and is available for hire for events.
There is an outdoor seating area for up to a 120 people in many different garden settings.
The covered verandah has been designed for wet weather events.
Hire of the cottage and garden is available for events up to 120 people.
There is off street parking, disabled toilet and bathroom facilities.
Ideal for DIY receptions, anniversaries, birthdays and corporate functions. There is room for a large marqui.
Photography and filming within this property can be arranged as a separate hire.  More Info »

Gradas Gallery

Grada's Gallery is located in the gallery near the main residence. Her art work comprises colourful silks and acrylics.
Visit web page for art sales  More Info »

Visitor Comments

Beautiful .. Delightful well established large cottage garden - a joy to meander through the well planned but casual setting. Lots of colour with Dahlias & Nicotianana plus an abundance of others. We will definitely go back in Spring . Thank you Grada & Peter for taking the time to tell us about your gorgeous property
Liz - March 2018

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