Love wandering through gardens, or need some ideas to inspire a transformation in your own? Check out our listing of Queensland’s open gardens in February…
See what green marvels other gardeners have created and gather new inspiration by attending an open garden. Here are some from the Brisbane area – make a day of it!
1. Karakal – 18 Lily Street, Everton Hills
On 1-2 February, Karakal opens its gates for visitors from 10am-4.30pm. The steep property is managed with terracing and features a cottage garden, Japanese garden and Memorial Grotto in the front, while a collection of gingers, calatheas, cordylines and ferns turn the back into a tropical oasis. Entry is $7.
2. Nafanua – 100 St Vincents Road, Virginia
Also open on the weekend of 1-2 February, artist and sculptor Mauri Maunsell welcomes visitors into a distinctly Asian-influenced tropical garden. Vietnamese water pots hold lotus and the pond is Balinese-inspired. Open from 10am-4.30pm, entry is $7.
3. Riverwalk Gardens – 58 Enkleman Raod, Yatala
Veer a little further from home to Yatala to see the terraced Riverwalk Gardens. From a dry-climate garden featuring cacti and succulents, a rainforest path, water lilies pond, fernery and tropical palms, this garden has nearly everything – including a display of vintage engines! 15-16 February, 9am – 3.30pm, $7 entry.
4. Dreamweaver – 4 Wararba Crescent, Caboolture
This creek-side oasis of perennials, mature trees and hedging is open from 22-23 February from 10am until dusk. Terraced rainforest gardens approach a creek and art is displayed throughout the garden. Don’t miss this lush green paradise! Entry $7.
5. Hundscheidt’s Tropical Garden – 177 Young Street, Sunnybank
From 21 -23 February one of Australia’s most famous tropical gardens is again open for display from 10am to 4.30pm (entry $8). Following a series of “Garden Rooms”, each with their own water feature, this site meanders through tropical paradise and features heliconias, gingers, frangipanis, crotons, cordylines and bromeliads. Exotic plants will also be on sale. This is one garden not to be missed!
Are you heading to an open garden? Maybe the botanic gardens? Let us know your favourite green spots to enjoy!