Tickets available at the Gate.

April 3rd, 4th and 5th 2021

The tradition continues…Easter at Sophie’s Patch

Easter at Sophie’s Patch has become a tradition thousands of South Australians, and many interstate visitors have come to enjoy.  2021 will build on the success of our 2020 Spring Garden and will have a few surprises.

open garden poster

Where? what? cost? and other important details…

Entry Fee: $15 Adults. $5 Primary School Children. Gates open from 10am to 4.30pm daily.

Tickets:  Tickets available at the gate or book online and save time.


Food and Drinks:  Once again we will be offering our delicious savoury picnic lunch boxes and our cake boxes.  Available for purchase at the gate. Coffee, Tea and Drinks available on the day.

Savoury Lunch Box : $19

  • Basil and Chard Yoghurt Flat Bread (rice crackers in the GF)
  • Roasted Beetroot Hummus
  • Roasted Summer Crop Tortilla
  • Roasted Pumpkin and Tomato Arancini
  • Zucchini, Spanish Red Onion and Chilli Pickle
lunch box

Sophie’s Patch Cake Box $10

cake box


Hamlyn Cottage, 394 Springs Road, Mt Barker Springs
(Follow the signs from Mt Barker – no dogs allowed)

Nurseries & Garden Art

As always, local nurseries will be sharing their knowledge and selling plants. We welcome:

Supporting organisations

Organisations at the open garden may include:

For Kids

As always we will be offering free kids activities each day.

No dogs…


Sherlock is our wonderful guard dog, flock protector, friend and family pet.  He is a breed called a Mareema, bred to protect stock from predators and to be intensely loyal to, and protective of, his family.

Sherlock is true to his breeding and we ask that visitors do not bring other dogs to our property.  Visiting dogs will unnecessarily cause Sherlock stress as he feels the need to protect his flock and family from them.

Your support is much appreciated.

How to get to Sophie’s Patch

Partnering with local charities

Sophie partners with local community groups and charities to organise the parking.  In the past few years, Local Rotary Clubs have managed visitor parking to raise money for their chosen charities including “Operation Flinders’.

What happened in previous open gardens?

Open gardens at Sophie’s Patch are more than just demonstrating sustainable gardening practices that I am always preaching, they are more like a fair or community event focused on community education.  Every open garden is different at Sophie’s Patch as the garden grows, different speakers and groups join, amazing sculptures are built and the garden evolves.