The Galston Garden Club Open Gardens 2022

OCTOBER 14, 15, 16   2022 ~ 9.30 AM TO 4.30 PM ON EACH DAY

The Galston Garden Club is proud to present seven outstanding acreage gardens which will delight and inspire any visitor. You will find a host of plants of all shapes and sizes, spectacular flowering shrubs, wonderful specimen trees, water features, gardenarchitecture 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.

Tickets are available on the open days at the Galston Club, 21 Arcadia Road, or at any of the gardens. An inclusive ticket for $25 per person gives entrance to all the gardens (ticket is valid for three days), OR entrance to a single garden is $5 per person. EFTPOS is available at the Galston Club and at Gardens 1 and 7, but if you are going directly to one of the other gardens please bring cash. Children under 18 years are admitted free.

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.

The Galston Garden Club would like to express our thanks to the Bendigo Bank and the Galston Club for their support of the Open Gardens over many years. And thanks to all our volunteers and donors and to all who help in any way towards the success of this event.


Garden 1 Hunterdale, 9 Hunt Avenue, Dural. Presented by Margaret and Stewart Hunter

This garden has been established over seven years and includes walled formal areas near the house, featuring hedges of port wine magnolias and a wide range of perennials. There are lots of roses including heritage and carpet types. Probably unique in the Sydney area is the outstanding rainforest which has been established from tube stock over seven years. There are more than 300 different types of rainforest plants, identified by informative labels.

Garden 2 Palarang, 7 Hunt Avenue, Dural. Presented by Janet and John Sefton

This is a country style garden featuring hundreds of bush and climbing roses of all types. The house is surrounded by extensive beds containing a huge range of shrubs and perennials. There are some large remnant native trees which provide the environment for shade-loving plants, plus a duck pond, chicken residence, pergola, rose arbour and other garden structures.

Garden 3 Brackenridge, 11 Ballanda Place, Dural. Presented by Sue and Ian Fisher

This is a steep block with magnificent rock outcrops and views across the adjacent bush valley. The current owners have restored an older garden which had been neglected and overgrown for years. There is a waterfall and ponds, and a wide range of azaleas, camellias, orchids, cacti and succulents scattered throughout, all surrounded by natural bushland. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Garden 4 Boulevard, 20 Wylds Road, Middle Dural. Presented by Craig Teece

This is a 5 acre landscaped property containing natural rock outcrops and broad expanses of lawns and gardens. Native plants predominate but there is also a conifer garden, a hothouse of epiphytic plants and cacti as well as a shadehouse of shade loving plants. Scattered throughout the gardens are over 100 sculptures, artworks and water features. Entrance to the garden is via a 160 metre ‘boulevard‘of wisteria and photinias. “ Toilet. Parking in front of Linga Longa nursery.

Garden 5 Willow Glen, 2 Marrakesh Place, Arcadia. Presented by Karen Lindley

An informal garden where non-invasive weeds are allowed to mingle with perennials, annuals and natives in garden beds amongst large rock shelves and old native trees. A natural watercourse feeds the dam bursting with water lilies and iris providing a backdrop for a wisteria-covered pergola over a dining area. Bridges, a children’s playground, hidden reading and relaxing nooks and a newly created bush entertainment /dining area with a large gum tree stick solar chandelier are at the rear of the property. There is a substantial fully enclosed self-sustaining organic veggie patch complete with wicking beds and fruit trees with Harry and Louie the friendly turkeys waiting to greet you. Toilet

Garden 6 Kettlzon, 4 Gribbenmount Road, Galston. Presented by Greta and Graham Wickham

A landscaped watercourse with a stone bridge leads through several ponds to a rainforest near a dam. Large established trees include maples, elms, magnolias, a white mulberry and conifers. Other features include a wisteria arch and a gazebo covered with banksia rose, and lots of camellias, azaleas and abelias. Newer sections around the house feature salvias, grasses, sedums and artemisia. Toilet

Garden 7 Elegans, 21 Fishburns Road, Galston. Presented by Bill Fleming

A collector’s garden based on coloured foliage effects, containing a huge range of plants including lots of maples, camellias, conifers, abutilons, begonias, bromeliads and cordylines. Set around four large ponds it incorporates many bridges and arches into an informal “paradise” style with pathways wandering off in all directions. There is a large succulent collection, lots of hanging baskets with epiphyllums and rhipsalis, and a shadehouse with many interesting plants. Toilet. Light refreshments available.