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A laugh-out-loud mix of songs, slapstick and sparkling one-liners


This January Open Gardens SA and Blue Sky Theatre are presenting an outdoor performance of one of the most successful comedy adaptations ever – One Man, Two Guvnors.

Richard Bean’s madcap adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 18th-century comedy, A Servant of Two Masters, is set in Brighton England in 1963.

It tells the story of Francis Henshall, a failed skiffle player, who finds himself working for two guvnors. One, Rachel Crabbe, is disguised as her dead gangland twin; the other is a snooty toff, Stanley Stubbers, who not only killed Rachel’s brother but is also her secret lover.

Neither boss is aware the other is in Brighton, as Francis bounces like a shuttlecock between his two bosses trying to please them both. But how long can he keep them apart?

Award-winning director Dave Simms is bringing together a live skiffle band to join the Blue Sky Theatre’s regular ensemble.

As performances are outdoors, there’s plenty of room to enjoy a picnic and a drink from the bar.  It’ll be another colourful and energetic experience under the stars.

Victor Harbor on January 8, 9 and 10

The Cedars in Hahndorf on January 15, 16, and 17

Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood on January 22, 23 and 24

All shows start at6.30pm


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In line with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, we have reduced the capacity of our auditorium this year.

We will be allocating your seats in twos. You’ll need to book at least two tickets. So you and a friend can sit together but distanced from others.

We’ve tried to keep it simple and fair, so please:

Organise your group

Then book the number of seats you need 

You will need to book at least two tickets.

First in, best dressed.

Call us on 0475 309 435 if you need to book an odd number of tickets. We may be able to help if you need five tickets, for example.

 

 

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Gumnut Wreath Workshop


Saturday 20th February, 2021

2pm to 5pm

27 Carrick Hill Drive, Mitcham

 
SOLD OUT

 

 

Sunday 21st February, 2021

2pm to 5pm

27 Carrick Hill Drive, Mitcham

SOLD OUT

 

Cost $ 80     Limited to 10 attendees

Gumnuts, cones, seed pods, dried berries, wreaths, glue gun will be provided.
Please bring your own secateurs

Afternoon tea will be provided

 

 

 

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INDOOR PLANT AFTERNOON

Sunday 25th October 2020

3pm to 5pm

27 Carrick Hill Drive, Mitcham

Kirrily Hurst from Suci Potted Plants in Goodwood will explore the world of potted plants. She will be assisted by well know gardening identity David Hurst who is her father. They will talk about choosing the right plants and containers for your home or office and the care and maintenance of indoor plants.
Pots and plants will available for sale.

Wine and Cheese included

Cost $50

Limited to 20 attendees

BOOK HERE

 

Visit Kirrily’s website    https://www.sucipottedplants.com/

 

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SA LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL

A GARDEN SHOWCASE - 4th and 5th APRIL 2020

Due to the Covid 19 virus, the Festival has been suspended
Please follow our Events Page for  future arrangements 

 

Welcome to the inaugural SA Landscape Festival
A showcase of beautiful, professionally designed, privately owned gardens.

Open Gardens SA, in partnership with the Master Landscapers of SA, are opening the gates to some of South Australia’s most beautiful professionally designed and built gardens and showcasing the best in garden design from the Master Landscapers of SA. And, along with Open Gardens SA, it’s a celebration of gardens, design ideas and problem solving. Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th April 2020, visitors will be able to spend time to enjoy the gardens, collect ideas and admire the work of our state’s best garden designers.

This is an exclusive opportunity to walk through the gardens, meet the Landscape Designers and Contractors, view their work and ask them questions.

In purchasing tickets to the SA Landscape Festival you are also supporting the SA Charity, scosa. We are delighted to team up with a great organisation and such a worthy cause.

With a range of 10 gardens to view in a variety of locations from the suburbs to the Adelaide Hills
Tickets are $10 per garden or $50 for an all garden pass
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Open Gardens South Australia

and Blue Sky Theatre

are presenting

She Stoops to Conquer

in gardens over four weekends this coming summer


Crozier Hill at Victor Harbor

10, 11 and 12 January 2020

Stangate House in Aldgate
18 and 19 January 2020

The Cedars at Hahndorf
24, 25 and 26 January 2020

Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood

The weather bureau forecast was correct with thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday making it unsafe to put on our shows, so we postponed the performances to the following weekend.

Your ticket for Friday 31st January will be valid for the show on Friday 7th February.

Your ticket for Saturday 1st February will be valid for the show on Saturday 8th February.

Despite being a sold out show, many guests are unable to come on the new dates, as a result, we have selected tickets on sale on the new dates.

So don’t miss out. Check out what tickets are now available.

 
 

ALLOCATED SEATING so book early

Tickets are $35

 

If you have any questions, please get in touch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 0475 309 435

 

Gates open at 4pm.  Shows start at 6.30pm.

 

Kate Hardcastle has a love problem: Her prospective fiancé is terribly shy. He can hardly get a sentence out around her, but he exudes confidence around her maid. So, what if she poses as a barmaid to get to know him?

Her meddling step-mother, blusterous father, and rascally step-brother get drawn into the plot twists and turns in order to conceal her identity.

Amidst this madcap mayhem, can Kate convince Charlie Marlow to love her for who she really is?

Blue Sky Theatre will set Oliver Goldsmith's warm-hearted 18th century romp in the giddy world of the roaring twenties. 

So, join us for a picnic in four glorious gardens to enjoy a spirited feast of martinis, jazz and family mix-ups guaranteed to keep you laughing through the chaos.

 

 Bar available selling Howard Vineyard wines, plus beer and soft drinks.

Bring your own picnic or purchase one online.

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 The Gale Garden

Morphett Vale

 Sunday Sept 15th

Open 10am-4.30pm

This artistic, skilfully designed and superbly maintained garden will be opening
as a special ticketed event. Please book through Trybooking below.
Entry will be $8 with no concessions.

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The charity for this Garden is the Fred Hollows Foundation

 

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The smartly stepped and beautifully trimmed grevillea hedge in front of the property opens onto a tree lined drive and immediately it is evident that this is an exceptional garden! More lines of hedging snake curvaceously around; some are double hedges with plant species chosen for their contrasting textures and the varying tones of their foliage. Others, like the vivid cerise flowered bougainvillea add a bold pop of colour. Several very tall hedges have been creatively shaped to form striking focal points, at the same time cleverly screening sheds and tanks. However, it is the multitude of tightly trimmed topiary balls that steal the show! Many are the silver foliage of Teucrium fruiticans (germander) but there are others in all shades of green to provide contrast – and all are pruned to perfection!

 

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Numerous trees add height and shade the lovely early 1900s heritage listed villa. A formal rose garden is enclosed by rosemary hedges and steps lead to another hedged area where an elegant multi stemmed Russian olive is positioned to be the focus for the long vista from the driveway and the lower garden. Tough water efficient perennials along with Australian and Mediterranean plants that have proven their ability to survive the difficult clay over limestone soil are planted in drifts throughout the garden and provide colour and add more interesting foliage combinations. Imaginative garden ornaments, many made by the owner from natural materials are well placed throughout the garden!

 

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