The Gardens


185 Years of gardening in Adelaide have seen the creation of some marvellous estate gardens that are romantic, mature, treasured and private. Love and skilled care have ensured they have survived and retain many beautiful features rarely seen – creeks, ponds, lakes, fountains, dry stonewalls, mossy walks and ferny dingles are overhung with majestic trees, towering Rhododendrons, ancient Maples, magnificent Magnolias and tree sized Camellias.

The inaugural 2021 event with 4 Secret gardens collectively had all these features plus so much more – and was SOLD OUT in one day!

These are just some of the comments from the 2021 event …

What a truly wonderful day I can’t express how amazing the experience was. We certainly don’t need to travel far to experience such beauty… the gardens on show surpassed Paul Bangays’ Stonefields with their WOW factor.

People were left speechless at some of the spectacular vistas that were truly something to see. Certainly surpassed our expectation. – Olivia.

Congratulate all who were involved with the huge success of Secret Gardens. It is an absolute credit to you all. We decided we need to find a new word rather than WOW! – Sally C.

From all the comments that we overheard as we left one venue to go to another we could tell that everyone was enjoying themselves and in awe of these gardens. – Lyn M.

Thank you for organising such a fantastic day !!! –Virginia K.

It was an outstanding effort. Each owner went to so much trouble to prepare the gardens and to make us so welcome and to be given the privilege to wander in their enchanted gardens was such a treat. – Sue & Peter S.

The event was impeccably run and the level of effort, dedication and organization from the organizers and volunteers was evident every step of the way.

We felt rejuvenated and inspired by such superb gardens.

It is a tribute to the owners and would hold its own on the world stage .

We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the opportunity and let them know how much we enjoyed all of their vision and efforts in keeping such extraordinary gardens. – Margot & Nick G.

The gardens were amazingly beautiful. – Liz W.

We enjoyed all the gardens and appreciate the generosity of the gardeners for allowing us into their paradise. – Rosemary & Denis D.

Looking forward to another similar great day out sometime in the future. – Mary G.

Keep watching for more information on the 2022 event!

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