2018/19 Season Summary

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In the 2018/19 season, we had more than 50 gardens open and these gardens attracted more than 21,000 visitors. We are pleased that we have been able to keep the entry fees unchanged since Open Gardens SA launched in 2014.

Open Gardens SA returns half the entry fees to the hard-working garden owners and some owners choose to donate this to their favorite charities. They may also to use their opening as a fundraising opportunity with plant sales and morning teas and this season more than $137,000 was raised for these charities. So not only do you enjoy lovely gardens, your visits help raise much-needed funds for approximately 50 different charities.

Open Gardens SA has also been able over the last 12 months to commit $27,000 in donations to various community activities ranging from grants to three community gardens, scholarships to three horticultural students and provision of infrastructure for the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, in accordance with our mission statement. 

On behalf of all the garden owners who receive such pleasure from sharing their gardens, and the charities who also benefitted, thank-you for coming and we look forward to seeing you in just a few weeks for our 2019 Winter/Spring Season.