To celebrate APS Sutherland Group’s 60 years in 2023, the group will hold an open gardens weekend for all to enjoy.
Members have kindly agreed to open their gardens to the public to show the beauty and diversity of Australian natives on their diverse sites. Gardens range from level access to steeper sites, from sun to shade, and from well-established to more recent. Each garden has something different to show about gardening with natives.
Make a day out in Sutherland Shire and also visit Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve at Kareela and Sydney Wildflower Nursery at Heathcote.
Entry to each garden is by gold coin donation.
Refreshments and plant sales at selected gardens.
Saturday 2 Sep 10am - 3pm
Hogue garden – 75a Wattle Rd, Jannali
Mostly level with colourful shrubs and small plants in the plentiful sunshine of a northern aspect.
Aitken garden – 44 Buchanan Ave, Bonnet Bay
Stair access down to steep block with shaded lush ferns and shrubs under a canopy of trees.
McColl garden – 13 Shorland Ave, Jannali
Stair access up to shady and sunny plantings with sandstone and garden art.
Zande garden – 8 Bates Dr, Kareela
A semi formal garden with manicured lilly pilly hedges. Six stairs at front with 2 stone steps at side to access garden by side gate, or walk up a moderate grass slope.
Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve, Manooka Place, Kareela
Sutherland Shire Council’s native plant display garden with paved paths, toilets,
picnic tables and BBQs. Free entry. Open 7 days 9am - 5 pm.
Sunday 3 Sep 10am - 2pm
Thorn garden – 18 Caldarra Ave, Engadine
Level garden in lots of sun with colourful flowering shrubs.
Cartwright garden – 25a Dubarda St, Engadine
Level access to four garden ‘rooms’, with some mature plantings and some very new.
Sydney Wildflower Nursery – 9 Veno St, Heathcote
10% discount to Australian Plants Society members. Open 7 days 9am - 5 pm.
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