Chez Nous


12 Talunga St, Birdwood

Saturday 07 November 2020
Sunday 08 November 2020

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



At last we can welcome you to the OGSA 2020 Spring Season as the SA Health Department has now allowed us to open as public gardens, avoiding the limitations of residential gardens. We will follow a Covid Safe Plan with suitable distancing.

Please check back prior to the weekend in case there have been any change in Health Department regulations.


A picket fence and a profusion of roses clambering up and over an arbour at the front gate at Chez Nous add charm and complement the old stone home. The half acre garden is loosely divided into rooms that blend cottage and formal style with a touch of French ambiance.

In spring, this pretty fragrant garden is full of colour, the trees underplanted with roses, bright annuals, perennials and bulbs, with clipped hedges and topiary adding some formality.

The mood changes in the fenced productive area with its cute potting/propagating shed, raised veggie beds and hidden compost bins surrounded by fruit and citrus trees. Iris and other flowering plants attract bees and give structure and appeal to the area.

A big shady tree, lawn and outdoor table look inviting but walk on up the garden path to where the pond and its dense eco-friendly, water efficient plantings provide a home to ducks, chooks, frogs, bees and butterflies. Peonies, self-sown old-fashioned favorites like foxgloves, peony poppies, delphiniums and a very old heritage apple tree thrive. Nearby is an area of Australian natives.

The garden is maintained using organic and environmentally sustainable gardening practices. Low stone walls are used to define garden beds.

Throughout Chez Nous clever vintage installations for climbing plants and artistic touches show the owner’s flair and passion for eclectic pieces.


Extra activities: Seeds, produce, honey, and magazines will be for sale.

Please note: This garden has a fenced duckpond, and bees (area will be roped off). 

The chosen charity for this garden is Ovarian Cancer Research.

Garden Notes

Garden notes are written by the garden owner and often tell the story of their garden. Click the link below to download the notes and we suggest you print them and bring them to the garden.


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General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards). Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE. These cards must be shown at the gate.

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