Open gardens at Hamlyn Cottage
Since 2013 fellow gardeners have been visiting Sophie’s Patch in Mt Barker to see the growth of what is going to be one of South Australia’s iconic dry lands gardens. Sophie loves the opportunity to share her successes, failures, ideas and experiments with fellow gardeners, and the Open Gardens have become one of the best ways to do this as gardeners of all levels and experts come along to share and enjoy this inspiring garden. Sophie opens Hamlyn Cottage and Sophie’s Patch twice a year, in Autumn and Spring, so people can come and explore, learn and enjoy the development of this garden as it grows and evolves.
Each year the open gardens are a little different from the previous as different speakers, nurseries and organisations are involved, however some things remain constant.
- Inspirational, expert speakers talking about all things organic gardening.
- Kids activities to engage with kids of all ages.
- Browse and buy quality plants from a selection of nurseries and garden suppliers.
- Eat and drink delicious food and beverages made with produce from Sophie’s Patch.