Riverland Rose and Garden Festival

What's on

The 2022 Riverland Rose and Garden Festival has a huge range of attractions for all ages! You can see what's on below, or grab a copy of the festival program!

The Committee will apply for a COVID Safe Plan for all Open Gardens at this years Rose Festival.   The Committee will provide each Gardener a sign for display at the entry point that will be large and clear and will spell out the rules of entry, including:

  • The need to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from any other person at any time
  • Make use of the hand sanitising facilities provided
  • Practice cough etiquette
  • Do not engage in intimate personal behaviour or share drinks
  • If you are not well, do not enter and go home

Renmark Gardens

Few flowers can compete with the breathtaking beauty and exquisite perfume of the rose. The Renmark Paringa Council’s public gardens been prepared to help you find, identify and take pleasure in the beautiful roses that are on show in their public rose beds. Renmark Paringa Council maintains over 4500 rose bushes in various garden beds located throughout Renmark and Paringa. The annual expenditure by Council in maintaining, watering the rose beds and adjoining lawns is in excess of $100,000 per year. The majority of beds are watered with recycled water. Public rose beds are an important part of the Renmark Rose and Garden Festival and we encourage you to enjoy these during your visit. We are extremely proud of our rose gardens, so thank you and enjoy! To obtain a copy of the Renmark and Paringa Town Rose Gardens guide please visit the Renmark Visitor Information Centre, or see pages 30 & 31. Note: Courtesy of the Renmark Paringa Council with assistance from the late David Ruston. 

12 Kokoda Avenue, Renmark 0420 383 948 

Open Friday, October 14 to Friday, October 21, 10am to 4pm. 

My garden is a town cottage-style garden of roses, salvias, irises, geraniums, bulbs and succulents. Together with a collection of rustic garden ornaments, along with a statue and pot garden down the side of the house. Sit and relax in the gazebo, or on the back veranda, enjoying the view of the garden with a cuppa. Will have plants for sale. 

Wheelchair friendly: No 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 

Charity: Cancer Council / Greenhill Lodge 

4 Waratah Court, Renmark 8586 3134 

Open Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16, 10am to 4pm. 

A small, colourful new-town garden with a number of pathways. Displays of trellised plants and roses in massed colour. The garden is tied together with hardy natives, perennials and annuals. 

Entry fee: $2 donation 

178 Eighth Street, Renmark 0412 807 889 

Open Saturday, October 15 to Saturday, October 22, 9am to 4pm. 

A hidden treasure. Come and have a look at our garden, set on a large allotment, walk through our natives out the front, through to the back to our shade houses. Our hidden rose garden consists of over 250 roses, irises, salvias and other plants, and fruit trees giving a colourful display around the garden. There are lots of different areas to wander. 

Pet friendly: Service dogs only 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 

702 Chowilla Street, Renmark 0427 951 478 

Open Sunday, October 16 to Tuesday, October 18, 10am to 4pm. 

A Blockies Garden, established over the last 30 years, has a variety of fruit trees consisting of apricots, peaches, apples, plums, cherry, figs and others. The main driveway features standard white icebergs edged with pink carpet roses on the right side. An island garden with conifers and palm trees sits on the left, with a boundary of agapanthus lined with English box behind it. When looking out the front of the home, a magnolia tree is surrounded by agapanthus with crepe myrtle to one side and fruit trees to the other with olive trees at the back. The front of the property, along the roadside, consists of old, established climbing roses in the back and a variety of roses and irises along the front. Featuring an old irrigation channel behind this, which is a working project. Tea, coffee and Greek sweets available for morning and afternoon tea. 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: Gold coin donation 

DI SPEIGHT 

5 Eleventh Street, Renmark 0487 588 612 

Open Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

Come and see the gazebo covered with wisteria and planted to annuals. This complements a cottage garden with roses growing in large pots. Di has built many structures herself from recycled materials. Her artistic abilities are shown throughout the garden with its whimsical touches. There is a garden shop with handmade craft and pot plants for sale. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes, on leads 

Water hazard: No 

Entry fee: $2 donation 

15 New Landing Way, Renmark Open Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 10am to 4pm. 

Small, low-maintenance cottage garden – front yard only. Can be viewed from the road or on foot at any time during the festival. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 donations welcome but not required 

Charity: Riverland Rose and Garden Festival 

77 Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark 0411 389 997 

Open Friday, October 14 to Monday, October 17 and Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 23, 9am to 3pm. 

Jenny has established this cottage-style garden around her gift shop/café over the past seven years. There are many private seating areas tucked away outside for you to enjoy, as well as indoor seating. The garden includes a 20ft bridge, ponds, birds, cubby house, trees, climbers, lavenders, shrubs, roses, succulents, perennials and annuals. You will be inspired by the array of handmade rustic garden creations throughout. Morning/afternoon teas and lunches available. Large group bookings and buses welcome by appointment. Being dog friendly, $2 donations will go to the RSPCA. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, by appointment 

Entry fee: $2 

Charity: RSPCA 

1 Murray Dyer Avenue, Renmark 1800 031 588 

Open Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 23, 10am to 5pm. 

Wander through the extensive gardens of this beautiful lifestyle estate. Riverside Estate has approximately 1000 roses among various lawns and gardens. Some residents will open their homes for viewing, giving visitors an opportunity to see the different styles of quality homes. Potters Inn Garden Club will have plants for sale in the propagation area of the Riverside Community Garden. Stop by the Recreation Centre for a complementary tea or coffee, and view the display of artwork by resident Yvonne Lempens and others. Well worth a visit. For more information contact us on 1800 031 588. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: 

205 Twentyfirst Street, Renmark 

8586 6175 

Open Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

Garden surrounds the 1889 original homestead of Charles and Ella Chaffey. Majestic washingtonia palm drive, heritage-listed olive plantation and sweeping lawns with garden beds. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: $5 concession, $7 adult 

Charity: We are charity listed 

70 Moorna Street, Renmark 

Open Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

Ruston’s Rose Garden is a long-established rose garden. Established by the world-renown rosarian, David Ruston OAM, the gardeners have managed to preserve much of David’s original plantings with other areas being redeveloped. There are 30 beds of released varieties on display, as well as plantings of heritage roses. A 

154 Old Cooltong Avenue, Cooltong 

Open Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16 and Saturday, October 22, Sunday, October 23, 9am to 4pm. 

Wander down my long tree-lined drive and see the gerberas flowering in the boots among the silent frogs. Through to the backyard, overhung by tall spreading trees sprouting hanging baskets of burrito and donkey tails, hoyas and strings of beads, dolphins and peanuts, and many more cascading from their homes. Along with elk horns, air plants and bromeliads. Walk past the chooks to see the new plantings of proteas and banksias, then back to the large front garden of fruit and nut trees, banksias and proteas, salvias, orchids and roses. There will be something to intrigue and fascinate most gardeners. 

Wheelchair friendly: Partly 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 per person 

Paringa, Murtho, Berri, Bamera & Glossip Gardens

13 Riverview Drive, Paringa 0417 855 014 

Open Tuesday, October 18, Wednesday, October 19, Thursday, October 20, Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

This large and well-established garden, on one and a half acres, features mainly roses and has various fill-in plants. A lily pond out the back is also a feature. Large amounts of potted roses together with other plants for sale. 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, by appointment please 

Entry fee: $2 donation 

5 Joyce Avenue, Paringa 0419 842 893 

Open Sunday, October 16, 9.30am to 4pm. 

My garden is set on just under half an acre in the township of Paringa. It is comprised of part tropical, along with rustic elements with quirky aspects. Come along and enjoy. 

Wheelchair friendly: No 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 

87 Murtho Road, Paringa 0427 955 206 

Open Tuesday, October 18 to Saturday, October 22, 10am to 6.30pm. 

Gunnabe Park is a 22-acre property nestled among cliffs along Reedy Creek, with an acre of rambling garden that overlooks the River Murray. The garden includes over 200 roses, a variety of natives, salvias, lavenders, bromeliads and an array of other plants. It has winding paths, rustic features, pond, established gum trees and lawned areas that continue down to the water’s edge and jetty. The large decking is the perfect place to enjoy some morning or afternoon tea with views of the water. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes mostly, but some sloped areas 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: Yes, the garden is on a water frontage 

Buses welcome: Steep, dirt driveway not suitable for large buses. Mini buses need to call in advance. 

Entry fee: $5 

Charity: Women’s and Children’s Hospital 

11 Lock 6 Road, Murtho 

0409 958 027 

Open Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 23, 9am to 4pm. 

The gardens at Wiela were first established in the 1920s, and since the late 1980s have progressively been added to. It is set among very mature gum and box trees, and old horse and sheep yards. The garden features fruit trees, vegetable garden and the odd fire pit. With an assortment of David Austin, Hybrid T and floribunda roses, irises, salvias and native plants, meander through the lawned areas. Naturally we have a resident that lives in and around the garden: Albert, the peacock. Seating throughout the garden for relaxing. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: Gold coin 

Charity: Riverland Rose and Garden Festival 

31 Fenwick Road, Berri 

0466 278 511 or 8582 1882 

Open Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16, Monday, October 17, Tuesday, October 18, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 10am to 4pm. 

Our town garden has a fine collection of standard bush and David Austin roses surrounding the house, with different coloured vincas down each side of the driveway. It is an informal garden with an area of drought-tolerant plants (lavender, kangaroo paw and bird of paradise). The garden has two lawned areas for children’s play and entertainment. There is a raised bed with a colourful display of flowers all year round. We have a large, gabled veranda at the back where you can sit and enjoy morning or afternoon tea, overlooking a walk through fernery to a cottage garden and fruit trees in the backyard. Tea, coffee and cake available. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: Gold coin donation to charity 

27 Cant Road, Barmera 0409 910 362 

Open Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 9am to 4pm. 

I have always enjoyed gardening, and in 1996 I bought 1.5 acres of land and began my own garden. I cleared away the weeds, the peppercorn trees and the old ruins, but kept some mallee and cattle bush trees, and a kurrajong tree, as a link to the past. My garden has five different areas that merge into each other. On the northern side there are natives including grevilleas, bottle brushes, banksias, quandongs, mallee trees and cattle bushes. The driveway island features palms, roses, lawn, shrubs and golden elms. At the front of the house, above a bluestone retaining wall, are ornamental pear, plus trees and grasses. At the western end of the house is an area that I call The Park. It has a lot of lawn and shady trees, including Chinese elm, oak, plane and kurrajong trees. It is an oasis of coolness on hot summer days, and the birds love it. Along the top of the block, behind the house, there is an orchard area of citrus, stone fruit, pear and apple trees, plus avocado, macadamia and pistachio trees too. 

Wheelchair friendly: No 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, by appointment 

Entry fee: $2 

Charity: Royal Flying Doctor Service 

131 Nookamka Terrace, Barmera 0419 807 837 

Open Saturday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 19, 10am to 4pm. 

Vision, passion and energy are what Graham and Glenys Matthews share as they continue to build their gardens in Barmera. From a clean page in December 2017, they have started their journey towards a wonderland that will be Nookamka Gardens. Opening their gardens for the first time in 2019, visitors were in awe at what had been achieved in only two years. Established then were the flood plain and fence line native gardens, as well as a protea/leucadendron/ kangaroo paw garden. At the front of the house is a formal garden surrounded by standard roses and cottage garden with a wisteria arbour over the pathway. A comprehensive cottage garden borders the manicured lawn, with screens and a smaller garden blocking out the irrigation system and rainwater tanks. An assortment of floribunda and hybrid tea roses aare interplanted with many special bearded irises in another room. Up on the next level is a large orchid shade house and smaller soft plant shade house. At the back of the house frangipani, magnolia and camellias are interplanted with salvia and smaller shrubs. Paved and other pathways with steel borders separate each of the rooms throughout the gardens and at the eastern end of the house more camellias with tree magnolias are established in another cottage garden. Further planning and developments were obvious at the 2021 open gardens, with room made for a few aviaries around the gardens to appease Graham’s other passion, birds. Already completed is the formal “pillar garden” with water feature, climbing and heritage roses, interplanted with bearded iris. In theory, by the end of 2022 Graham and Glenys would like to see the bulk of their garden’s development completed, then it should just be a matter of watering, weeding and maintenance. But as we all know a gardener’s work is never done. Many of the plantings throughout the gardens have been inspired by grandma (Vi Johnson), the green thumb in the family, and plants will be available for purchase from ‘Grandma’s Plant Table’. The open garden is dedicated to the memory of Graham’s late mum Hazel, who passed away July 6 and didn’t get to see the end result of the planning and hard work undertaken to achieve Nookamka Gardens. Her motto was: “Hard work never hurt anyone, it just made them appreciate what they had in life.” 

Wheelchair friendly: Partially 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, by appointment only 

Entry fee: $2 

Charity: Royal Flying Doctor Service 

17 Mutton Road, Monash 0421 165 473 

Open Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16, Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10am to 3pm 

Rustic garden, interesting, with many old items and lots of history to go with, overlooking the Monash township. Garden is colourful, with many fish ponds, birds, old cars and teddy bears popping up everywhere. Car display of ‘Morries’. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: Fish ponds 

Buses welcome: Minibus only 

Entry fee: Gold coin 

Charity: Grant Telfer Statue Fund 

154 Cornish Road, Glossop 

0429 882 030 

Open Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16, Wednesday, October 19, Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 9am to 4pm. 

Situated just off the highway between Berri and Glossop, this rambling garden on half an acre has a combination of roses, natives, succulents and ornamentals with several mature trees 70 to 80 years old. The garden has been fully redeveloped over the past 15 years after the removal of extensive lawn areas. Wander along paths amongst grasses and large yuccas. Spot the fish in one of the two fish ponds as you enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the garden. Sit and admire the view of the lagoon from the front veranda and deck. Further on is an area of several varieties of roses. Discover the quirky rustic charm of recycled bits ‘n’ pieces. Underneath the mature trees an area has been dedicated to sub-tropical plants including clivias, philodendrons and bromeliads. View the silkie bantams along with canaries while wandering the garden. A plant stall with many varieties of plants from our garden along with timber carvings, recycled glass and metal art, and an assortment of other local crafts, will be for sale. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 

Loxton, Bugle Hut, Winkie, Ramco & Stuart Gardens

2365 Kingston Road, Loxton 0430 841 265 

Open Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

Come for a wander around our quirky rustic garden featuring interesting rustic pieces, mosaics and old farm equipment. Our love of repurposing everyday objects into garden art can be seen throughout the garden. Our garden has a mixture of shrubs, daisies, clivias, princess lilies, salvias, geraniums and a large range of succulents. Plus other assorted plants. This garden has been designed along a dry riverbed which is nestled among large trees. One of the features is the gabion walls we built to add some interest. Beautiful, large lawns surround the house which creates a cooling oasis in the summer. As the limestone soil wasn’t very easy to work with, we put a lot of effort into improving the soil so we can have a flourishing vegetable garden and fruit trees as well. Come have a cuppa and enjoy the amazing view overlooking the Pyap Lagoon. Recycled goods and garden art for sale. Morning and afternoon tea available for $5. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes, on a lead 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 

Charity: Salvation Army 

42 Fourth Street, Loxton 

0429 675 942 

Open Sunday, October 16, 1pm to 3pm and Tuesday, October 18, 10am to 2pm. 

This semi-formal front garden has been looked after and maintained with care over 20 years. The eye-catching geranium hedges are outstanding, with white flowers and several shades of red, all complemented with dark green variegated foliage. Grown mainly in full sun, this garden of standard roses, gerberas and geraniums thrives on mainly organic piggery mulch and sulphate of potash to aid flowering. Even the bright fresh artificial lawn is deceiving and forms the centrepiece of this garden. This newly listed 2022 open garden is truly worth a look for inspiration about wonderful geraniums. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: Gold coin donation 

Charity: Royal Flying Doctor Service 

7 Henry Street, Loxton 0407 845 790 

Open Sunday, October 16, 1pm to 3pm, Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19, 11am to 2pm. 

Modern formal courtyard garden under two years old. This new, easy-care backyard garden takes in the benefits of all seasons, designed by the owner. There are many inspiring ideas for visitors as to how to create a small garden with personality, diversity and productivity. Facing north-east, the boundary gardens have a mix of pencil pines, formal hedge plantings and a small lawn. Larger planter boxes are in place for the rotation of pots of herbs, vegetables, strawberries and annuals. A new vertical Colorbond wall has recently become a garden wall, home to shade-loving hanging garden plants on the south side, and a rotation of trailing plants and annuals on the sunny side. The woodland grey walls, fence, planter boxes and compost bins all blend in well with this mainly green-focused garden. The addition of a vintage window and historic double doors add some interest, depth and space to this small garden. 

We cannot choose the direction of a house, but the compass helps to add the right plants to the most productive sides of the garden, and this is basically how this garden has evolved from a bare space two years ago. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: Gold coin donation 

Charity: Royal Flying Doctor Service 

68 East Terrace, Loxton 

0429 874 326 

Open Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 23 

Over the Fence Garden. If gate is open, feel free to wander round. A restored garden set around an old beautiful home of 1913. Over 20 years, the garden was made formal, but now it is loved for its peace and tranquillity by Juliette – its loving owner. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

18 Henry Street, Loxton 

Nola 0407 845 790 or Helen 0421 601 903 

Open Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

The Pines Garden Fair, Sunday, October 23, 10am to 2pm (see Attractions). 

Built in 1909, this beautifully preserved location is a ‘must see’ all year round and right near the centre of Loxton. This stately sandstone homestead (along with the contents) and the surrounding gardens and outbuildings were bequeathed in 2002 to the people of Loxton by former owner, Ella Kingdon, and are now under the care of Loxton Waikerie council. Some of the pine trees at The Pines are 110 years old and are truly a feature of this wonderful vast garden, which is unofficially called Loxton’s Botanic Garden. Visitors can soak in the whole experience, exploring the different types of gardens, including roses and shrubs, hedges, lawns, succulent garden, and the original sunken garden with a grotto. The bird aviary is by a central seating area. To help celebrate the 2022 Riverland Rose and Garden Festival there will be additional 45-minute guided house tours starting at 2pm on Sunday, October 16, Thursday, October 20, Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. Coaches and larger groups welcome, but please advise prior. House tours are led by passionate, informative guides, with the cost $10 for adults and free for children under 12. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes, on leash 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, please advise beforehand 

Entry fee: Gold coin donation 

Allen Hosking Drive (formerly Scenic Drive), Loxton 

Open Tuesday, October 18 to Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

Special day on Tuesday, October 18 (see Attractions) 

Doecke’s Cottage: this garden was given a facelift by the Village volunteers in 2019. Existing geraniums and agapanthus were joined by a range of perennials and annuals from yesteryear, most of which were donated by members of the community. The garden changes each year with a range of annuals in season. Follow a short path under the rose arch, through the small garden and onto the veranda, which leads into the cottage itself, for a wonderful display of early settler life. Continue through the cottage to the back yard with its hen house, surrounded by dry tolerant succulents, perennials and of course geraniums. 

The Sunken Garden: This previously neglected area with its steep slopes was landscaped in 2020 by a local business into what it is today: a beautiful garden with numerous large rocks providing tiers and casual seating. This is an eclectic garden created using a diverse range of plants, mostly donated from the community. Daisies, bulbs, climbers, iris, small shrubs, geraniums and succulents all add to the brilliant, colourful display throughout the year. Twelve well-established eucalyptus provide dappled shade, but, along with the very steep slopes made it a challenge choosing appropriate plants. Picnic tables made by the Loxton Men’s Shed, with market umbrellas, as well as the Bali hut, add to the relaxed feel of the garden, and visitors are encouraged to enjoy a picnic lunch in this beautiful setting. 

Around the grounds: 25 shade trees, mostly Chinese pistachios, were planted around the Village in 2021. They are growing well, and will look magnificent, and provide much-needed shade in the years to come. Other small gardens, some in large tubs, help to add colour and interest to the many buildings and exhibits. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes, on a lead and messes cleaned up please 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes 

956 Aunger Road, Bugle Hut 

0427 956 009 

Open Sunday, October 16 to Friday, October 21, 10am to 4pm. 

What is it about our place? Why visit, what do we offer? The Frahns’ home farm is both a working farm and native environmental paradise and wetland. When purchased 23 years ago this was a neglected property and since has been transformed using best practices in land management. An extensive native revegetation program, started in 2000, covers 250 acres of the 2400-acre property and includes walking trails, historic farm machinery used by family ancestors, ruins, a cemetery and some fascinating wetlands. Wildlife is diverse and extensive, from kangaroos and echidnas, to many species of birds and insects, and some lively lizard species. Over 40,000 native indigenous trees, bushes and forbs have been planted as seedlings or direct seeding. The farm is also the home of international equine artist Yvette Frahn and her ‘Tractor Shed studio’ is open – as is the House Art Gallery – for the festival. The Frahns are offering special guided tours of the wetlands, as well as art classes to groups of 5-10 people. Pre-booking is required – call 0427 956 009. Farm wetland and eco walk guided tours (approximately an hour to 90 minutes) starting at 1pm on October 16, 17 and 18. Cost is $35, led by local revegetation guru Fiona Bennett. Self-guided walks are free. Art classes with Yvette Frahn cost $50. Studio and gallery open 10am to 4.30pm daily. 

Wheelchair friendly: Some areas, other areas accessible by vehicle 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: Yes 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: Gold coin donation 

Charity: Riverland Cancer Support Network 

70 WH Swinstead Road, Winkie 

0407 570 693 or 0428 880 130 

Open Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16, Wednesday, October 19, Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

Our lined driveway welcomes you as you enter through the front gate; deciding to go left or right is up to you. On the one side is our fruit salad mix of fruit trees and the other leads through a lawned area with a 70-year-old crepe myrtle, garden beds that include an array of roses, a pear tree, lemon tree, and gazebos with areas for you to sit, relax and enjoy the serenity. The 90-year-old home sits amongst an acre of garden. As you wander through you will find a decked area where we can hold wedding ceremonies for that beautiful, relaxed garden wedding. As you move through to the back garden you will go through an arch with the most wonderful display and fragrance of the Pierre de Ronsard rose. 

Our back area again is divided by a beautiful old wisteria-covered gazebo. One of the garden rooms is very shaded and includes an area of agapanthus and ferns, with a canopy of shade from the London plane trees providing us with feeling of coolness even on the hottest days. While in the back garden be sure to stop and have a chat with Gus, our sulphur-crested cockatoo. Our little cafe will be open for homemade scones and biscuits, barista coffee, tea or water. We will again have the famous Faye Taylor Christmas cakes for sale. Local artist Lyn Anstey will be returning to paint in the garden with her prints available for sale. We will have a market table of pre-loved treasures and handmade cards created by Christine. We will be trading with cash only. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses: Yes 

Entry fee: $2 

Charity: Bowel Cancer of Australia 

31 Fechner Road, Ramco Heights 

0419 854 245 

Open Sunday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 19, 10am to 3pm and Saturday, October 22, 10am to 4pm. 

As you enter this beautiful garden you are greeted with a plane tree, standard roses, under planted with an agapanthus border, Geisha girl, rosemary and lavender also complementing the garden. As you move into the main garden you will notice a screen of crepe myrtles, a weeping cherry tree, bird of paradise with aggies, little rubies and other perennials like iris planted to add that splash of colour. In the more sheltered part of the garden, you will find hydrangeas, clivias, begonias and azaleas adding another dimension. You will also find a gazebo area overlooking a pond with a water feature, adding ambiance to this medium-sized garden. Tea and coffee with muffins available for $5 per serve – proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 

Wheelchair friendly: Partially 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, with prior notice 

Entry fee: $2 

Charity: Royal Flying Doctor Service 

9290 Goyder Highway, Stuart 

0499 195 530 

Open Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16, Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10am to 4pm. 

Come and enjoy a large garden and orchard with wonderful cliff-top views of the river. Wander around and follow the gravel pathways in and around the many garden rooms. Enjoy the roses, cannas and many native trees. Have a look at the many varieties of fruit trees growing in the orchard. Also have a look at the variety of plants for sale at low cost and good value. Pindari Park has plenty of car-parking areas and you can enjoy a tea or coffee on the veranda after your walk around the garden. The garden is wheelchair friendly, with a small fish pond covered with safety wire. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: No 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, must phone prior to coming 

Entry fee: $5 – includes tea/coffee and cake 

Charity: Royal Flying Doctor Service 

76 Renmark Ave, Renmark 

Friday, October 14, from 10am. 

Renmark Uniting Church is holding a Devonshire morning tea. Cost is $6. A trading table will be set up, plus cakes, produce, and handicrafts will all be for sale. Bus booking and groups essential. Phone 8586 4008 with inquiries. 

Lot 298A Ral Ral Ave, Renmark 

Wednesday, October 19, 9am to 4pm. 

Held at the craft centre, rear of the old high school. The group – formed in 2004 – will have a comprehensive display of woodworking tools and machines for members to work with. Members can learn woodturning, scroll sawing, furniture making and repairs. Wooden toys, bowls, etc., for sale at various prices. Phone Trudi with inquiries on 0417 822 067. 

106 Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark 

Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16, 9am to 4pm. 

Crafty Capers and Renmark Patchwork and Quilters invite you to a quilt and aprons sale, with a trading table also set up. Held at the Renmark Masonic Hall. Gold coin donation entry. 

271 Bookmark Ave, Renmark 

Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 23. 

Glenys has a lifelong interest in fabrics, threads and textiles and has been a devotee of the “Slow Stitch Movement” long before it was named. She enjoys the challenge of using different materials (what is available and at hand), experimental techniques and artistic expression through differing textile mediums to pursue the challenge of depicting images on cloth to create art quilts and naturalistic landscapes with fabrics. This collection of birds has grown from all the leftover pieces that she couldn’t bear to throw out, plus a whole lot of other people’s scraps that have found a home and a use with her. They are hand cut and placed and when she wants to work fast they are machine sewn. 

Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. 

Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. 

1371 Wentworth Road, Cooltong 

Saturday, October 15 

Calperum wetlands and floodplain makes up approximately one-third of the Riverland Ramsar Site. Calperum is a critical habitat for several threatened species of flora and fauna, with research, monitoring and restoration sites for Calperum ecologists and rangers, environmental watering sites on lakes and wetlands, as well as cultural and heritage sites. On Calperum Station Culture Meets Ecology tours, walk with our ecologists and rangers along the beautiful creeks and wetlands of the floodplain. Enjoy the bushland at its best, experience native wildlife and uncover the ecology and history of this special place. Approximately 5km, three hours. Rose and Garden Festival special offer: $45 per person. Lakes and Wetlands tour – tour the station, visiting the beautiful lakes, creeks and wetlands of the floodplain. Guided tour in Calperum 4WD or tag-along self-drive, approximately three hours, including morning tea. 

Rose and Garden Festival Lakes and Wetlands special offer: $55 per person. Phone (8595 7359) or email (admin@alt.org.au) for more information or bookings. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes 

Water hazard: No 

Buses welcome: Yes, please notify. 

Renmark Hotel entertainment room 

Monday, October 17, 7pm to 9.30pm. 

Come along to an evening with Marjut Rantanen- Burman, demonstrating the art of flower arranging. The Flower Lady, as her business name indicates, Marjut has 30+ years’ experience arranging and growing flowers at her Pinnaroo property. A glass of champagne on arrival and supper provided. Cost $10 per person. To book a table or reserve a ticket phone Michelle 0419 421 594. 

Jane Eliza Estate, Renmark 

Tuesday, October 18, from 10am. 

A guided garden and historical walk around Jane Eliza Estate featuring spectacular gardens along New Landing Way and Meander Avenue. Guide and host will be Helen Slade. Meet at the Jane Eliza Park at the end of New Landing Way at 10am. A donation towards Helen’s chosen charity, the Riverland Chemo Ward, would be appreciated. 

16 and 18 New Landing Way, Renmark 

Wednesday, October 19, 10am to 3pm. 

Open gardens and Devonshire tea hosted by the SACWA Riverland Evening Branch. Devonshire tea $5 per person. 

Renmark Bowling Club, Cowra Street, Renmark 

Saturday, October 22, from 7.30pm. 

The Renmark Bowling Club will hold a karaoke night during the festival. Entry is $5 at the door. Bar will be open, and a light supper provided. 

Renmark Bowling Club, Cowra Street, Renmark 

Thursday, October 20, from 7.30pm. 

Bingo night at Renmark Bowling Club. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Supper will be provided, get in early to secure tickets. For inquiries phone 0419 862 124 or email (renmarkbowling@bigpond.com). 

Enjoy a party of fashion and flowers in the garden hosted by The Women’s and Children Hospital Berri Auxiliary. Fashion supplied by Pepperz. On arrival enjoy a complementary glass of bubbles or soft drink. While wandering through the garden, you will be able to browse Blush Barre with make-up artist Kylie and watch a local artist at work at her easel. A trading table will also be available providing yummy homemade treats for purchase. Afternoon tea provided and a lucky gate prize. Get a group together and enjoy an afternoon of fun. All monies raised goes to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Bookings essential. $10 per ticket. Tickets available in store at Pepperz. Contact Patty on 0412 347 422 or Colleen on 0428 823 306. 

Allen Hosking Drive (formerly Scenic Drive), Loxton 

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. 

Very special festival entry price of $5 for all visitors on Tuesday, October 18. Devonshire tea available all day, served with locally made jam, and cream for $5. Garden-related events for you to enjoy include: 

• Geraldton Wax grower and floral artist Jetty Baks from Lameroo will be demonstrating how to construct a native floral bouquet. Jetty uses protea, Geraldton wax, eucalyptus, plus other native flowers in season, all sourced from her own bushes and other local suppliers. Bouquets will be available to purchase on the day. 

• Loxton Art Group: Local renowned artist Lyn Anstey will be painting along with other members of the group, there will be displays of their artwork, which will also be for sale. 

• Plant and seedling sales 

• Floral Cards 

• Bush Bee Man products available 

We are a not-for-profit organisation and any money raised will go towards the upkeep of the Loxton Historical Village. 

In the median strip, Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton 

Aleppo pines lining the southern entrance to Loxton were lopped in 2014 providing the opportunity for the trunks to be sculpted into public art. Riverland artist Tim Baulderstone was commissioned to carve the sculptures, shaping the trunks with a chainsaw and angle grinder to carve the figures. Year 9 art students from Loxton High School worked with Mr Baulderstone to create the designs. Students were given a particular tree to design, with the briefing being native flora and fauna, and students came up with individual designs which were made into clay models prior to carving. This area is now home to 16 incredible carvings including a frill-necked lizard, sulphur-crested cockatoo, goanna, eagle, and a possum, set among a natural environment for all to enjoy. 

In the median strip, Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton 

View at a glance how severely a high river can affect this region. By studying the high river levels on the trunk of this magnificent old river red gum, you can begin to understand the cycles and impact of the Murray River system. 

In the median strip, Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton 

This community project features an early homestead ruin, diverse native plants, manicured lawns, garden beds, ornamental fruit trees and sculptured native pines depicting local flora and fauna. The park collectively depicts Loxton’s development from its early settlement through to today. A meandering 800-metre walk through the park enables you to explore the history more closely. 

View more than 200 beautiful roses located in the Loxton Pioneer Memorial Gardens, with the sundial and surrounds paying tribute to the early pioneers of the region. 

Sunday, October 23, 10am to 2pm. 

The culmination of this 10-day festival is the popular Pines Garden Fair. Why not come and experience this unique location and atmosphere with market and food stalls, live entertainment, children’s activities, local produce, art and crafts, plant stalls and garden art, while also exploring the gardens. Coach tour groups welcome. Additional guided house tours are set for 11am, 12 noon and 1pm, with $10 admission for adults and children under 12 free. No bookings required except for larger groups and coaches. The Pines Garden Fair is a much-loved family day out in a safe and truly beautiful location. Buses welcome – contact Helen 0421 601 903 or Nola 0407 845 790. 

Wheelchair friendly: Yes 

Pet friendly: Yes, with dogs on leashes please 

Water hazard: There is a fountain 

Parking: Off-street parking with some disabled parking in the grounds 

Buses welcome: Yes 

Entry fee: Gold coin donation plus a gate raffle to aid The Pines Historic House and Garden 

Waikerie Memorial Institute, White & McCoy Streets, Waikerie 

Friday, October 21, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, October 22, 10am to 2pm. 

Official opening Friday at 10.30am. Highlights include a free floral art demonstration on Friday, from 2pm, and a free children’s floral art workshop on Saturday, from 10am (bookings required). A plant sale by Waikerie Garden Club and morning and afternoon teas will also be on offer. Entry costs $4 for adults, $3 concession and school children are free. Inquiries to Glennis Crawford 0428 911 521 or email (devdowns@bigpond.com). 

Rain Moth Art Gallery, 4 Peake Terrace, Waikerie 

Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, 10.30am to 4pm, Wednesday, October 19 to Friday, October 21, 10.30am to 2.30pm and Saturday, October 22, 10am to 1pm 

View a vast range of Riverland artists’ work on show at the popular Rain Moth Art Gallery, which has gained a reputation of being one of the best country galleries in South Australia. While visiting the gallery’s exhibition rooms also enjoy the gift shop which features a range of locally produced arts, craft, jewellery, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, glassware and books. The Rain Moth gallery is also a visitor information outlet, so pop in for some local knowledge and learn about other public artwork to see in town. It is also a great spot to start your lookout tower, river-front and spectacular cliff-top walk to the silo art. For group bookings outside opening hours please contact Karen 0490 533 584. 

84 Murray Avenue, Renmark 

Saturday, October 15, 2pm and Sunday, October 16, 10.30am 12.30pm and 2pm 

For further information please contact the Renmark Paringa Visitor Centre on 1300 661 704. 

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For further information please contact the Renmark Paringa Visitor Centre on 1300 661 704. 

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