Ashgrove Iris Garden


53-55 Torrens Valley Road (cnr Randell Terrace), Gumeracha

Saturday 31 October 2020
Sunday 01 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 has been any change in Health Department regulations.


Ashgrove Iris Garden is a relaxed, pretty one acre country style garden with meandering pathways, plenty of garden seating and many “old fashioned” and unusual plants adding to its diversity.  The garden is well established with most plantings 20 or more years old, and six very large 80 plus year-old ash trees.

There are more than 900 named varieties of bearded iris and 200 plus roses, with mass plantings of irises providing a kaleidoscope of breathtaking colour each spring.  Beautifully clipped formal hedges are a feature.

Focal points in the garden are used to great effect: a long lawn stretches to an elongated urn; a tiny ‘Summer House’ nestles among the trees and shrubs; David Austin roses encircle a classic water feature.  A concrete rainwater tank at the rear of the house has been boldly painted with a colourful Art Nouveau inspired mural of the four seasons in the garden.

The woodland inspired section of the garden is delightfully cool and shady on a hot day.  Espaliered fruit trees line the western fence, and chickens and ducks are used to control garden pests such as snails and grubs.

The garden owner was named ABC Gardening Australia Gardener of the Year in 2013.

A beautiful garden and a pleasure to visit!


Extra activities: Iris plants for sale; artist painting and art for sale; display of blacksmith-built garden furniture and art, by Farmweld.

Please note: The garden has two large open ponds and some steps; garden is near Gumeracha Oval.  

Size: 1 acre, 0.4ha

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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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