Crafers West

32 Waverley Ridge Road, Crafers West

Saturday 24 October 2020
Sunday 25 October 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.

We will be offering refreshments and have a Covid Marshall to ensure that everyone is seated while enjoying food or beverages.

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


Please note: You may also like to visit The Chestnuts, which is a few doors away (please note these are separate opens, so there are no further discounts). 


The garden of Seaview is an expansive six acres, beautifully planted and lovingly maintained. Appropriately named for its sweeping views over the gulf, this will be the first time this outstanding property has opened in spring-time.

Century old European trees shelter the gardens surrounding the gracious 1880s stone house. Revelling in the shade created by the trees are camelias and flowering shrubs, bulbs and perennials in abundance. In one corner, an ancient Bunya bunya (Auracaria bidwillii) towers over the garden and tennis court. Sunny areas bloom with roses, irises and sun-loving perennials. Overlooked from the veranda of the house, a formal parterre garden of clipped box, peonies and roses has a central stone fountain.

Past the century old stables and the old wash-house, a pretty vegetable garden and a neighbouring orchard of apples, pears, stone fruits and citrus provide much seasonal produce. Chickens luxuriate in a large hen house and a resident peacock presides over all. On a slope leading into the valley and retained by a large drystone wall is a recently planted vineyard. From here, two winter creeks converge to flow through a valley arboretum and down to a dam surrounded by exotic and native trees.

Seaview is a fine example of a stylish, grand old Adelaide Hills' garden.


Please note: this garden has steep slopes, boggy ground, uneven pathways and a dam.

Size: 6 acres, 2.5ha.

The chosen charity for this garden is: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

Garden Notes

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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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