Ashgrove Iris Garden


53-55 Albert Street (cnr Randell Terrace), Gumeracha

Saturday 30 October 2021
Sunday 31 October 2021

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



The garden will open under covid guidelines. We encourage you to bring cash as EFTPOS facilities are not always available. 

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 more than 30 years old and six very large 80 plus year-old ash trees.

There are around 200 roses and mass planting of over 900 named varieties of bearded iris providing a lovely show of colour each spring. The iris area has recently undergone ‘renovations’ and now includes plantings of climbing and shrub roses, hardy perennials and a selection of autumn flowering bulbs to provide year-round colour and interest. This year, two thirds of the iris have also been dug, divided and replanted to rejuvenate the plants.

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 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, meticulously maintained garden and a pleasure to visit!


Extra activities: Display by Farmweld of blacksmith-built garden structures such as arches and seating; and an artist-in-residence. 

Please note: The garden has two large open ponds and some steps.  

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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