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Garden Visits

Follow the calendar link below to check out where the group is visiting throughout the year or to choose a date for your own GV:




We're always looking for new gardens to visit. Don't be shy, it's easy and no one expects "perfection" (whatever that is) they just want somewhere to meet up and chat!

Please take a few moments to follow the link above and read the simple instructions in full.

Then contact Dianne with the information needed so I organise an Event Listing for your visit.


It's amazing what we can learn by visiting other peoples gardens. I know I pick up at least one good idea or plant each time.

You might be surprised at how keen other members are to visit your garden and see what you are growing, how your chooks / quails are kept, share their own excess produce, cuttings, seed and generally just have a good old chat with other like minded people.

Be brave!

The visits are informal and free. Choose to come to as many or few as you wish.

Dianne's mobile number 0407 691 485 for emergencies.


Anyone is welcome to post and organise their own Events of any kind - in fact it is encouraged.

If you choose to do this please put your own name down as organiser, not mine. It can be very confusing for everyone if my name is on it and I know nothing about the Event.

Responsibility for running the event is up to the organiser.

Thank you


Location: members gardens
Members: 118
Latest Activity: Jul 26

Discussion Forum

Gayle D's GV 23rd May, 2021

Started by Barbara Tealby. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland May 29. 8 Replies

Susan's GV: 17 April 2021

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 20. 7 Replies

Dianne and Graham's Garden January 2021

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 2. 5 Replies

Garden Visit - Roger and Brenda 26 July 2020

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Christa Jul 30, 2020. 23 Replies

Yoorala Street Community Garden visit

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by GayleD Dec 7, 2019. 4 Replies

Michael's Garden Visit, Sunday 28 April 2019

Started by Sophie. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland May 1, 2019. 7 Replies

Christa and Ian's garden 17/3/2019

Started by Susan. Last reply by Sophie Apr 5, 2019. 9 Replies

GayleD's Garden Visit 20th January 2019

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Jan 25, 2019. 14 Replies

Susan's Garden Visit 9-12-2018

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Dec 12, 2018. 10 Replies

Andy's Garden Visit

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Valerie Nov 22, 2018. 10 Replies

Butterfly House, Bribie Island 7/11/18

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Christa Nov 9, 2018. 3 Replies

Dianne's Garden 21/10/18

Started by Susan. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 26, 2018. 13 Replies

Dave's Garden Visit 30th September 2018

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Susan Oct 4, 2018. 12 Replies

Cathie's Garden Visit 14-07-2118

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Che Corrie Jul 16, 2018. 7 Replies

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Comment by Lissa on November 20, 2016 at 7:31

As far as I am aware there is just one member who thinks in those terms. The bulk just consider us one big happy gardening family.

As long time members would know I attended every single garden visit, no matter the location, for years. We've often commented that when Donna on the south side ran the GV group the majority of visits ended up south for some odd reason. When I took over the majority of visits ended up on the north. No rhyme or reason for it that I could see.

We need new faces to put their hands up for GV's. No matter where their location. The ones who complain about this imaginary division the most might like to offer...yes?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 19, 2016 at 22:42

Okay - I want to put this out there.  I worry that folks are thinking there is a North vs South division when it comes to garden visits.  I can only speak from my own experience as a northsider.  Yes, I missed Roger's southside garden but have done 3 to Dianne, 3 to Susan (2 on one weekend!) and one to Farina.  I also missed one at Gayle's which is 2 minutes away from my place, and Rob's at Samford.  You might also note that I've lost 4 northsiders from my GV.  Most of us attend all the visits we can.  Occasionally, life gets in the way.  

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 18, 2016 at 12:28

I will be posting this in EVENTS shortly everybody

Comment by Christa on June 18, 2016 at 12:19

Looks like a good event coming up, I would be interested to learn about fermenting, if that's OK.  We have the stuff needed, I think.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 18, 2016 at 11:55

That will nice Cheryl, I will have to remember to bake a cake.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on June 18, 2016 at 9:41

Looks like a trip for my birthday - lovely drive to Dave's

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 18, 2016 at 8:58

It looks like it will be July 23rd Dave. If you get back to me on Personal Message with the other info I will put on the EVENTS Calendar.  Thanks

Comment by Dave Riley on June 18, 2016 at 8:52

The days taken up with mosaic club outback are:

July 2nd,16th and 30th. August 13th and 27th...

The mosaics peeps use the tables so we wouldn't have the space to do the veg.

Comment by Lissa on June 18, 2016 at 7:07

Big W sell the Ball Mason jars. Will get some there.

Comment by Lissa on June 18, 2016 at 7:02

I would like to attend if possible. Dates good for me: July 30th,  Aug 6th, Aug 20th. 

I have all the gear named but do need to get hold of some good jars as mine have gone off to become homes for Kombucha.


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