Open Gardens – Stangate HouseNational Trust of South Australia

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Open Gardens – Stangate House

The garden contains a wonderful collection of mature ornamental trees, planted in the 1940s including oaks, beeches, tilias, maples, elms, liquidambar and dogwoods, which present a spectacular display of autumn leaves every April. The garden is well known for its extensive collection of more than 700 camellias, planted and cared for by the Camellia Society of SA over the past 40 years. In 2012 it was awarded the distinction of being a Camellia Garden of International Significance, one of only three in Australia.

In autumn the lightly perfumed simple blooms of the sasanqua camellias complement the fading blooms of massed hydrangeas which thrive in the dappled shade. Close to the house a sunny border combines late roses with asters, salvias, daylilies, kiss-me-quick and daisies.

At the bottom of the garden is a magnificent English oak, Quercus robur, which is listed on the National Register of big trees as the second largest in Australia. Mystery surrounds the planting of this oak but there is no doubt that it is an awe-inspiring specimen and has become a favourite backdrop for weddings and picnics.

Extra activities: Guided walks at 11.30am and 1.30pm.


Sunday 24 April
10am – 4.30pm


General entry to each garden is $8 and $6 for OGSA Members and for those with a Commonwealth Government Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card (not Seniors Cards). Current Season Garden Owners and TAFE Horticultural Tertiary students are also entitled to the $6 concessional entry. Children Under 18 are FREE. These cards must be shown at the gate.

3 Edgeware Road, Aldgate

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Entry fees:
Adults $ 8, Children $ FREE, Concession $ 6