2019 Open Garden Convenor: Bill Fleming
Friday October 18th, Saturday October 19th, and Sunday October 20th, 2019
The Galston Garden Club will be opening nine outstanding gardens with all proceeds being distributed to a wide range of charities.
Gardens are open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on each day at a cost of $5 for individual gardens or $25 for a ticket allowing entry to all the gardens (this can be distributed over the three days). Most are large acreage gardens covering a wide range of styles, with something to interest everyone. All the gardens are different from those opened last year, and four are opening for the first time. Several of the gardens previously included have made major changes since their last opening, so there are lots of new things to see.
1. Pamela and Hugh Wallace, 20 Uralla Road, Dural NEW
2. Jan and Mark Sutherland-Harris, 39 Derriwong Road, Dural
3. Wendy and David Fergusson, 78 Quarry Road, Dural NEW
4. Verity and John Graham, 10 Bellbowrie Close, Galston
5. Greta and Graham Wickham, 4 Gribbenmount Road, Galston NEW
6. Jenny and Peter Guest, 10 Blacks Road, Arcadia
7. Faye Kotsis and David Bartlett, 6 Blacks Road, Arcadia
8. Esther Ronco, 12 Ridge Road, Arcadia
9. Northolm Grammar School, 79 Cobah Road, Arcadia NEW
Tickets are available on the open days at the Galston Club, 21 Arcadia Road, Galston and at any of the gardens. No pre-booking is needed, just get yourself to any of the gardens and get a ticket and the brochure which includes a map. Food is available at many local locations which are listed in the brochure, or you can bring a picnic to have in one of the gardens. Light refreshments are available at Garden 5.
Mail: Box 163 Galston, NSW 2159
Situated in the north western Hills District of Sydney the gardens are located in the semi-rural suburbs of Galston, Arcadia, Glenorie and Dural. The district is surrounded by bushland and has many interesting nurseries, farms and rural properties, so that just driving between the gardens is a pleasure. Most of the gardens are acreages but have features which can be readily adapted to any garden environment, large or small.
The visitor will find a host of plants of all shapes and sizes, spectacular flowering shrubs, wonderful specimen trees, water features, garden architecture and lots of ideas. It is always fascinating to see how different owners have developed their gardens to suit the topography of the land and their own tastes and interests.
All the workers for this Open Gardens Weekend are unpaid volunteers from the Galston Garden Club and other community groups. All profits are distributed to medical research and other charities and community projects.