Past Gardens

Ester’s Garden

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm ACST

Rural garden with a focus on edible plants and herbs and bromeliads, complete with a waterlily filled dam. The owners also grow scented tuberose flowers for local markets and will prepare some special drinks and traditional Asian food from their produce.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Post-Marcus Magic

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm ACST

From a shaded rainforest retreat, this garden has undergone a transformation into a more light-filled space after Cyclone Marcus in March 2018 saw the demise of several large trees. Gingers are powering ahead, self-sown plants are thriving and the owners are loving their new-look garden!

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Abby’s Place+Native Plant Expo

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm ACST

Secluded rural block featuring native and exotic plantings. Birdlife and other rural critters abound. There will be guided tours of the block, and information and talks on native plant propagation from Top End Native Plants Society members, along with sales of local plants supplied by TENPS and Territory Native Plants nursery.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Art of Growing Community

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ACST

NOTE: Opening times are different for this Open Garden and will only be open on the Saturday, click find out more for times and program. Visit three community gardens in one day and see how these gardens grow food and community, each a little differently. Thanks to City of Darwin for supporting this event with a Community Grant and Tall Tale Audio for the technical production.

Ed’s Fruit Oasis

August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm ACST

Ed’s Dried Fruit stall was a fixture at the Nightcliff Markets for nearly 20 years and now Ed is opening his garden to visitors. You’ll find bananas, paw paws, pineapples and jakfruit growing. Desert roses, begonias and bromeliads also feature along with chooks, fish ponds, vegetables and herbs. Birds, lizards, goannas and tree frogs abound.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Ming’s Kingdom

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm ACST

A very special and private garden, full of interesting plants and unusual decorative items. Paved paths wind past fascinating corners and plant groupings. Look up, look down – there’s lots to see in this delightful space and always new sights to be found. Welcom-ing patios and decks on both sides of the house provide great garden viewpoints. Brilliant mosaics and decorative items are a feature in this perenially-popular garden.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM