Anna's Garden

Clarence Gardens

46 Gladys Street, Clarence Gardens

Saturday 01 October 2022
Sunday 02 October 2022

10:00 AM
4:30 PM



This garden will open under covid guidelines. Please bring cash as EFTPOS facilities are not always available. Please note: open Saturday and Sunday only.


A vibrant suburban garden overflowing onto the verge with succulents, agapanthus and iris planted under the beautiful jacaranda street trees. Inside the front fence the lawn has gone and been replaced with a colourful assortment of roses, salvias, cottage plants and some fruit trees.

Behind the house, a series of paths divides garden beds crammed with a bright mixture of ornamental plants – poppies, love-in-the-mist, alstroemeria, daylilies and annuals intermingle with vegetables, herbs and fruit trees. Anna loves to cook and productive plants are an important part of her garden. The mainly Mediterranean fruit trees include mandarin, tangelo, lemon, quince and cumquat; also peach, nectarine, persimmons and pomegranates.

A lively alfresco eating area houses a collection of vivid blue and white pottery displayed both on the walls and as containers filled with exuberant foliage or pretty flowering plants. Pots and repurposed items, many in Anna’s favourite blue tones, are everywhere, adding to the vibrancy and providing a home for her collections of orchids and lovely lacy ferns. Tall trees add a sheltered feel but where their roots compete for water and nutrients, more pots and hanging baskets have been used to successfully fill difficult dry spots with foliage and flowers. 

Anna gardens organically and eight bins are in constant use to convert green waste to the rich compost that keeps the soil healthy and able to sustain the dense planting.

A delightful, joyous garden where every available space is jam-packed with interest!


Extra activities: Artist and photography exhibition.

Size: 580 sqm.

The charity chosen for this garden is: Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in support of Ukraine.

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The standard entry fee is $10 adults, $8 concession on presentation of the Eligible Commonwealth Government concession cards (which are the Pensioner Concession Card and the Health Care Card, but not a Seniors Card).  The concession is also available on presentation of a Horticultural Tertiary student concession card for TAFE students.  OGSA Members, including current season Garden Owners are eligible for the $8 concession on presentation of their Membership card.

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