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Open Gardens - Nurseries - Garden Supplies
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The Southern Highlands, with its four distinct seasons, is famous for its gardens.

Spring brings a display of annual and perennial flowers and bulbs, and the widespread plantings of European trees - many over a century old - and shrubs, allows nature to clothe autumn with its manifold colours. The Australian landscape itself also blossoms throughout the year with Native Flora.

The Highland's horticultural heritage goes back to the late 19th century, and early 20th century when the nurseries of some of Australia's most famous seed producers were housed here. And over the years, some of Australia's most famous landscape and garden designers have worked on local properties.

Today the miracle of the seasons is celebrated by thousands of local gardeners in their plantings, a wide range of specialist NURSERIES and garden suppliers, spectacular and famous private gardens, and the annual Bowral Tulip Time Festival.

Private Gardens usually open in spring and autumn - although many also open by arrangement at other times of the year. Dates for Open Gardens are listed under garden entries below.

OPEN GARDENS
BOWRAL

tuliptime logo 13 - 28 SEP: BOWRAL TULIP TIME

Tulip Time at Bowral is one of Australia's biggest floral festivals, attracting tens of thousands of visitors.

The centrepiece to festivities is a massed display of 100,000 tulips in Corbett Gardens, Bowral.

There are also private gardens open for inspection - including tours and talks; a street fair; window displays; and entertainment throughout the festival in Corbett Gardens.

Group and coach bookings are welcome. Contact Tourism Southern Highlands on 1300 657 559.

Dates for 2014 TBA.

Corbett Gardens CORBETT GARDENS

Corbett Gardens is a public park in the centre of Bowral, open free except during Tulip Time when an entrance fee applies.

The Wingecarribee Shire Council maintains floral displays in the park throughout most of the year. In spring it is the focus of the Tulip Time Festival, when tens of thousands of tulips are on display. (The Council also maintains floral displays at Winifred West Park, Mittagong; and at Leighton Gardens, Argyle Street Moss Vale.)

Cnr. Wingecarribee & Bendooley Streets, Bowral

Corbett Gardens is open every day from 9.00am to 4.00pm during Tulip Time: September.

BUNDANOON

Garden Ramble BUNDANOON GARDEN RAMBLE

Enjoy private village gardens opened specially for this weekend and featuring an abundance of Spring flowering cold climate plants.  Browse the Garden Market where plants and gifts are for sale.  Visit the Craft and Textile exhibition. 

See the scarecrows throughout the town, floral display and a working display of old farm engines.  Hire a bicycle or bring your own for the day.  Stay for the weekend and explore the many delights that Bundanoon offers.

Bundanoon Memorial Hall and Village.

Bundanoon Garden Ramble is on the weekend of 25th and 26th October 2014. Gardens open 9.30 to 4.30 both days.   Tickets, garden descriptions and map from the Soldiers' Memorial Hall.  A charge of $20 per person or $15 concession covers entry to all of the open gardens for both days. $5 single garden.  Free shuttle to gardens.  Group enquiries email info@bundanoongardenramble.org.au.

BURRADOO


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MOIDART

Arguably the best garden in the Highlands, Moidart's gardens were laid out in the 1930s.

Five acres of beautifully structured gardens with many mature specimen trees, a Sunken Rose Garden, Terraces with perennial borders, Woodland Garden, and garden walks through bulbs and blooms in spring.

A delight in spring, the 70 year old deciduous trees make Moidart one of the best gardens to see in autumn also.

Eridge Park Road, Bowral 2576.
Phone: (02) 4861 2600 - Fax: (02) 4862 1572

Moidart is open 16 SEP - 6 OCT; and Peony Weekend by appointment 25 - 26 OCT. Groups of 21+ welcome at other times by prior arrangement.

Entrance fee $7.00 (Concession for coach loads over 20 people). Coach parking available; plants for sale.

For more information see our webpage.

MITTAGONG

Chinoiserie
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CHINOISERIE

A colourful perennial garden set in 1.25 acres with informal plantings in a formal setting consisting of herbaceous borders, potager, angel garden, stream and pond, peony garden, alpine troughs, rare plants and a developing woodland garden.

Note: For peonies, best time to see blooms of 100 varieties is mid October to early November. We also have tree peonies and other rare plants for sale.

Chinoiserie also has B&B accommodation - garden lovers welcome - click here to visit our webpage.

23 Webb Street, Mittagong 2575.
Phone: (02) 4872 3003 - Fax: (02) 4872 1808
email:
enquiries@chinoiserie.com.au

Garden is open in Spring 2014, 10.00am to 4.30pm: 16 SEP - 16 NOV; Peony weekends 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 OCT. Other times by appointment. Entrance fee $6.

For more information see our webpage.

Winifred West Park

Public park open free all year round. Display of tulips during Tulip Time.

Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.

MOSS VALE

Back O' The Moon
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BACK O' THE MOON

3 acres of park-like gardens on the edge of Moss Vale set against a backdrop of rolling farmlands.

16th century design parterre, lilac walk, woodland garden, pond, extensive borders of perennials and annuals, specimen trees, formal garden with 300 roses. Garden blooms from spring through autumn.

Art exhibition on display and art sale. Coaches welcome. Also available for garden weddings.

6380 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale NSW 2577.
Phone: (02) 4868 2046 - email:
brenda.f.dayman@gmail.com

Garden is open in Spring 2014 - 13 -14, 16 -19, 21 - 26, 28 SEP; 4 - 6, 17 - 19, 22, 25 - 26 OCT; 8 -9 , 22 - 23 NOV. (Other times by appointment. Entrance fee $6.)

For more information see our webpage.

ROBERTSON

Robertson Gardens ROBERTSON OPEN GARDENS

Stroll through 8 beautiful gardens. $5 per garden or $20 ($15 concession) for all gardens.

Tickets valid for both days and are available from the CTC Technology Centre on the main road in Robertson (opp Murray Tractors). Garden visits for coach groups to selected gardens are available with visit and eat packages available -Prior bookings for groups are necessary - Please contact Phillip on 02 4885 1368 or yarrawa@westnet.com.au

For further information about the Robertson Open Garden weekend and other activities in Robertson over the weekend, visit www.robertsonopengardens.weebly.com and www.robertson.nsw.au

Robertson gardens are open in Spring 9.30am to 4.00pm 11 & 12 OCT 2014.
NURSERIES & GARDEN SUPPLIES

Alderwood Nursery
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ALDERWOOD NURSERY

Alderwood Nursery was established in May 2004 and is a wholesale production nursery specialising in Cool Climate Perennials and Shrubs.

We grow our stock to a Retail level of presentation and have a proud reputation as a supplier of good quality well established plants.

The nursery is open Monday - Thursday (wholessale only) from 8.00am to 4.00pm and open to the retail public Fridays only 8.00am to 2.30pm or by appointment.

9 Sproules Lane, Bowral 2576.
Phone: (02) 4887 1233 - Fax: (02) 4887 1322 - email:
alderwood_nursery@bigpond.com

Moidart Rare Plants
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MOIDART NURSERIES

Rare and collectable plants for sale: specialising in cool climate and shade plants for home and garden.

Our retail nursery is open 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday for sale to the general public.

A selection of rare plants are available exclusively on-line at MOIDART RARE PLANTS.

Eridge Park Road, Bowral 2576.
Phone: (02) 4861 2600 - Fax: (02) 4862 1572

Wariapendi
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WARIAPENDI NURSERY

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANT SPECIALISTS

  • Design & establishment of rural landscapes & revegetation
  • Suppliers of quality plants for farms & gardens
  • Wholesale and retail sales

In an environmentally precarious age, when much of our natural vegetation has been lost, Wariapendi specialises in the propagation of native trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers suitable for revegetating rural properties, parks, and home gardens. Our natural wildlife, birds, and insects depend on such vegetation for survival, as does our unique ecology.

We also specialise in flora native to the Southern Highlands region. Open Monday to Saturday 8.30 am - 4.00pm; closed Sundays

Church Avenue, Colo Vale (12km north of Mittagong - Colo Vale exit off F5 Freeway)
(PO Box 138 Mittagong 2575)
Phone: (02) 4889 4327 - Fax: (02) 4889 4092 - email:
sales@wariapendi.com.au

also:

Bundanoon Bloomery; Bundanoon Village Nursery; Bunnings, Mittagong; Home Hardware, Mittagong; Established Landscape Trees, Burrawang; Mittagong Garden Centre; Robertson Village Nursery; Welby Garden Centre

Last updated 22/9/14