Open Gardens

Interested in showing your garden? You can meet some like minded folk, share some ideas and feel proud of your achievements! Don’t worry if it’s too big or too small, or maybe not good enough! We are keen for gardens of all shapes and sizes!!

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2018 Open Gardens

Andrew and Lynn Richardson, 2 Beresford Crescent, Gympie

Discover how this garden has developed as you wander past the authentic old wagon and quirky succulent displays to a backyard oasis. The use of old unwanted relics are given new life in a colorful display. Follow the garden path past hidden nooks of rustic old treasures and hear the peaceful sound of the water falling into the pond. This is truly a passion.


Cheryl Lavatt, 74 Hillview Road, Cedar Pocket

A compact garden with a little bit of everything to admire. With this garden you can’t see everything at once which makes it rather interesting. As you walk around there are rooms waiting to be discovered, with some overgrown in places and very private. There are lots of roses, magnolias, camellias, natives and fairly mature trees.

Please park on the road when visiting.


Jenni Dawson, 108 Benson Road, Araluen

An open plan, informal garden with sweeping views overlooking a large dam
There is a mix of hedged areas around a large fig along with palms and native trees
You can relax in the gravelled fire pit area with large boulders, or enjoy the fun playground area.
This is a newly planted garden on 2.5 acres that is a work in progress with established sections for you to admire.


Janet & Ian McConachie, 31 Watergum Drive, Pie Creek

Our garden was established in stages on over one acre of bare, hard ground commencing over three years ago. There are three levels from the roadway leading down to an expansive bottom lawn.
It is largely a ‘formal’ garden of exotic and native plants and with many hedges. Some of the shrubs and plant species are : jasmin, grevillea, lavender, callestimon, photinia, gardenia, murraya, acmena and cousin it.


The Gympie Garden Expo will be hosting Open Gardens over the weekend of the event thanks to the ongoing support of Katek Fertilisers and Sauers Produce.